Co-Curricular Requirements

The goals of Living ArtsEngine co-curricular programming are to help students: have a strong voice in defining and creating the Living ArtsEngine program from the ground up; work with other students to take ownership of the activities within the program; participate in leadership initiatives, service learning and outreach; and make connections among academic and residential experiences in their education.


Living ArtsEngine students are required to participate actively in monthly Living ArtsEngine All-Community Meetings, which invite faculty and artists from academic departments, campus organizations, university-sponsored performances, and the community to engage with or perform for Living Arts students in Bursley Hall.


Collaborative Creative Project groups are assigned at the beginning of the Winter semester. Each CCP group consists of 4-5 students who are new to Living ArtsEngine and one Peer Mentor. CCP groups will meet each month to participate in community challenges and to work on their Collaborative Creative Project to be presented at the end-of-year symposium.

Living ArtsEngine programming will combine the rich resources of the University of Michigan and the surrounding community with the expertise and leadership of the students themselves. Please note that students in Living ArtsEngine have a program fee of $100 for the academic year to supplement the cost of guest artists and scholars, workshops, materials, and field trips for the year.