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.

Virtual Resources & Events

Interlochen Arts Academy is truly a magical place. Our 1200-acre campus is set between two freshwater lakes amongst the stately pines of northern Michigan. Check out our online resources to see what it's like to be at Academy—virtually!


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