About Living Arts
Living Arts is an interdisciplinary residential community in Bursley Hall on the University of Michigan’s North Campus that brings together 80 undergraduates in the arts, architecture, engineering, and other fields to explore innovation, creativity and collaboration. Living Arts strives to provide an open, playful environment that encourages students to generate and pursue creative new ideas. The program offers weekly classes and monthly workshops by distinguished faculty and working professionals from the fields of engineering, architecture, visual arts, film, music performance and composition, dance, and theater. All Living Arts students take an interdisciplinary class together and work on collaborative projects. In addition, Living Arts provides mentorship by older students and support for Living Arts students to create their own programming and events.
Living Arts, the only learning community on North Campus, is also the only learning community co-sponsored by the four North Campus units:
- College of Engineering
- School of Art & Design
- School of Music, Theatre & Dance
- Taubman College of Architecture + Urban Planning.
Note that creative students from all disciplines and units are welcome to join Living Arts!
Video Introduction to Living Arts