Living Arts 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 Arts have a program fee of $100 for the academic year to supplement the cost of workshops, materials, and field trips for the year.
Collaborative Creative Project Groups
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 Arts 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 the year.
Living Arts All COmmunity Meetings
Living Arts students are required to participate actively in monthly Living Arts 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.
Exploring UM’s Resources
Formal programming includes campus lectures, events and performances by organizations such as the Center for Entrepreneurship, Arts at Michigan, the University Musical Society, the Penny Stamps Distinguished Speakers Series, the University of Michigan Museum of Art, and other established program. We’ll also participate in field trips to museums and performances and community-outreach projects.
Goals of Co-Curricular Programming
The goals of Living Arts co-curricular programming are to help students:
- Have a strong voice in defining and creating the Living Arts 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.
- Make connections among academic and residential experiences in their education.