Living Arts is an interdisciplinary living-learning community of U-M undergraduates designed to maximize residents' creative capacity. Living Arts unites students who are excited about working with their peers and with faculty in engineering, the arts, architecture, and other fields to create new work.

Living Arts exists because developing creativity is both inherently rewarding and, increasingly, necessary for employment in the 21st century. According to a 2010 survey of 1,500 chief executives conducted by IBM’s Institute for Business Value, CEOs identify creativity as the most important leadership competency for the successful enterprise of the future.

As a resident of Living Arts, students will benefit from:

Parents can help their students reach their creative potential by encouraging them to choose Living Arts. As you peruse this website, please let us know what you think. We're eager to hear from you.