uarts faculty Engineering/Arts student team (FEAST) projects

What is a UARTS Faculty Engineering/Arts Student Team (FEAST) Project?

UARTS Faculty Engineering/Arts Student Team (FEAST) projects are led by faculty from the College of Engineering; A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning; School of Music, Theatre & Dance; and School of Information. These projects engage small interdisciplinary teams focused on research collaborations for which students receive UARTS academic credit. Participants will:

  • Gain research and creative skills, improve collaborative and team interactions, and engage with meaningful hands-on learning opportunities;
  • Be a contributing member of a dynamic and ongoing interdisciplinary student team; and
  • Develop relationships with faculty and students from outside their school and disciplinary major.
A Week in the Life of a FEAST Student

There are no formal lectures for FEAST. Work is completed in meetings as a team and on an individual basis. Students should expect to spend about 4 hours of work (including meetings) per credit hour per week. Explore below how this time will be spent each week.

Weekly Meeting With Faculty (1 hr/week)

Meet with your team of students and your dedicated faculty mentor to discuss the project, including updates from the prior week and challenges encountered. Students take turns preparing the agenda, leading the meeting, and taking notes.

Student Work Together (1-3 hrs/week)

Students on successful teams work together for 4 or more hours each week. Work together sessions can include formal organization and planning, but mostly just include working together in the same physical location. Discussing the project and making decisions in real time keeps teams aligned and drives increased team cohesion and productivity.

Independent Work (4-6 hrs/week)

Students can expect to spend the bulk of their remaining time working independently on the project. The specific tasks will vary from project to project.

Students earning 2 credits per semester will spend a total of 8 hours per week on the project.

Check out our projects!

Check out our current list of FEAST projects. Projects start in January and new projects are loaded on our website every fall. Use the search bar at the top to find projects in your major or area of interest. You can meet the faculty in person during our on campus project fairs at the end of September every year.

UARTS FEAST Student Highlights

Members of the Empathy in Point Clouds Team present their progress in the Winter 2021 Kick-Off Event.

Students participated in a workshop, co-sponsored by the U-M Arts Initiative, presenting their work with sensors and visualizing telematic music performance.


AiR Play: Inclusive Augmented Reality Game Development students ended their first semester engaging in a game play event.