Living ArtsEngine

A Creative Interdisciplinary Community

“Living Arts Engine has been an invaluable community for me during my Freshman year! The amount of creative energy here is incredible, and the people couldn’t be more of a supportive community.”

It’s hard to believe that 10 years have gone by since the Living Arts(Engine) program was created. Founded in 2010, the program has been an integral part of a larger initiative designed to unite the 4 north campus schools and colleges in interdisciplinary creative work through the ArtsEngine program. During this time it has provided a living learning environment for students to more closely explore creative work across disciplines while also providing them with an open, friendly community in which to learn about themselves, make friends and gain a sense of belonging from their very first day on campus.

Our program has evolved significantly since its inception and continues to play a pivotal role in providing first-year students with a foundation for creative exploration – both through our Introduction to Creative Process course and the Collaborative Creative Projects. We are proud to be one of a series of opportunities at UM that prepare our students for an increasingly complex world – one that urgently demands creativity, collaboration, and strong critical thinking skills for success.

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Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
The November LAE Newsletter is out!
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
October 2022 Newsletter is out!
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Welcome Ho〽️e, LAE 2022-23!
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
We are getting excited to welcome the 2022-23 Living ArtsEngine students to campus and welcome back our grads, soon! Check out what some of the LAE grads have been up to this summer on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/livingarts_um/
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
ArtsEngine and Living ArtsEngine are pleased to welcome Rachel Oti into a new role as Student Affairs Program Manager. In this role, Rachel will work closely with LAE programming, marketing, recruitment, and advising. Rachel comes to ArtsEngine from Arts at Michigan, where she served as Program Specialist, connecting U-M students to the arts through arts competitions, trips, the Arts Ambassadors student org, and more. Please help us give her a warm welcome!
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
“I wanted to be involved with things that weren’t just engineering. When I saw that I would be with a group of musicians and artists, and people who are really looking to broaden their college experience, I just jumped right on it. “ -Ian S.

Our application is open now! Visit our website to learn more about Living ArtsEngine and how to apply.
Living ArtsEngine at the University of Michigan
This video features an interview with Ian Steigerwald, a first-year Living ArtsEngine student majoring in Nuclear Engineering
We had a blast at our first 2022-23 Community Meeting hosted by SMTD Professor of Dance, Amy Chavasse. Thanks, Amy! https://t.co/7AefDVTgrb
A big thanks to @umphotonix for hosting an LAE workshop! 🎆🎇 https://t.co/vtqlcmFS5a
We are getting excited to welcome the 2022-23 Living ArtsEngine students to campus and welcome back our grads, soon! Check out what some of the LAE grads have been up to this summer on Instagram: https://t.co/Xm8OtnbV9U https://t.co/ezBDnzvfyt
ArtsEngine and Living ArtsEngine are pleased to welcome Rachel Oti into a new role as Student Affairs Program Manager. In this role, Rachel will work closely with LAE programming, marketing, recruitment, and advising. Please help us give her a warm welcome! https://t.co/2NaEP8d6s8
Giving Blueday is THIS WEDNESDAY! Please consider supporting Living ArtsEngine, an interdisciplinary learning community that empowers students to create, learn, and explore across subjects. https://t.co/l0jzStAex5

Amber Galvano

Major: BA in Spanish and Cognitive Science and a BMA in Vocal Performance ’20

Current job/Company: Speech Production Lab

Living Arts is a great place to be if you like trying new things and you want to be exposed to different disciplines.  Also, if you join, you shouldn’t be afraid to reach out to people and be present in community spaces; I realized after a while that it was  something I had to do to really become more of a part of the community, and I think that’s how people make a lot of friendships.