Living ArtsEngine

A creative interdisciplinary community

Living ArtsEngine (LAE) is an creative interdisciplinary Michigan Learning Community housed in Bursley Hall on the University of Michigan’s North Campus. LAE brings together first-year students and returning student leaders in the arts, architecture, engineering, information and other fields to explore innovation, creativity and collaboration.

Why join

interdisciplinary courses

monthly community meetings

weekly creative workshops

peer-led social events

peer mentorship

access to the creative suite, LAE shop, and practice room

lae alumni connections

“Living ArtsEngine is the Michigan version of the community I want to continue to be a part of long after college: a community full of people who create and build beyond the bounds of what is traditionally considered useful because they know that their creations will pay dividends to the other realms of their life.”

Trey Davis,

College of Engineering and Stamps School of Art & Design

“The community in the Living ArtsEngine is something I’ve never experienced before. I was able to find people that made me feel at home and encouraged me to do whatever I put my mind to. That’s extremely hard to find in your first year coming into college. Everyone in the community, especially the current peer mentors, shows love and appreciation towards one another.”

Brianna Anzures,

Stamps School of Art & Design

“LAE has introduced me to so many people, all of whom are amazing. I’ve met talented musicians, engineers, and even some of my best friends. Also the class and workshops are fun and interesting ways to broaden my horizons and learn things you would have never had the opportunity to had I not joined LAE.”

Ellis Shickman, 

SMTD Music & Technology