Mission

PROGRAM MISSION

Mission

Living ArtsEngine’s mission is to spur and support collaborative, creative work across disciplinary boundaries and to provide an open and inspiring community in which to generate and pursue new ideas.


Join Living ArtsEngine and experience living and learning on the creative edge!

Living ArtsEngine is an interdisciplinary residential community in Bursley Hall on the University of Michigan’s North Campus that brings together 115 undergraduates in the arts, architecture, engineering, and other fields to explore innovation, creativity and collaboration. Living ArtsEngine 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 ArtsEngine students take an interdisciplinary class together and work on collaborative projects. In addition, Living ArtsEngine provides mentorship by older students and support for Living ArtsEngine students to create their own programming and events.

Living ArtsEngine, 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 ArtsEngine!