A high school for artists

Have you dreamed of taking the stage in a leading musical role? Writing a bestselling novel? Filming an award-winning documentary? Whatever your creative ambitions are, you’ll develop your skills and find the space to flourish at Interlochen Arts Academy..


Receive the instruction you need to grow as an artist—and as an individual.

  • Explore academic and artistic courses designed for artists in grades 9-12, or continue your training with a post-graduate year.
  • Spend half of the school day immersed in the art of your choice: Music, theatre, dance, visual arts, creative writing, film and new media, or interdisciplinary arts.
  • Study with professional artists with real-world experience.
  • Engage in college preparatory academics developed with the emerging artist in mind.
  • Showcase your work through regular concerts, performances, exhibitions, and readings.
  • Prepare for auditions and discover your path forward with guidance from professional academic and college counselors.
  • Enjoy a vibrant residential community that fosters life skills, health and wellness, and lifelong friendships.

People Are Saying

"With an Interlochen education comes the ability to mix artistic and academic learning, a community that fosters close friendships, and a constant array of incredible opportunities."

- Poppy, Creative Writing major