Interlochen Center for the Arts

Interlochen Arts Academy

Creativity and Confidence Take Root

Academy Stories

I have made so many friendships and built such special bonds that I am certain will last far beyond my graduation from Interlochen.

Eloise, Classical Performance

The really special thing about boarding at Interlochen is that you're surrounded by other artists. The more I immerse myself in other arts, the better I'm able to dance on stage.

An, Dance

I've had amazing teachers here. They bring a great environment to class every day—and I know I'll continue those relationships while I'm at college.

Emma, Singer-Songwriter

Interlochen has taught me that the opportunities are endless. As long as I work hard and strive to be the best person I can be, I am able to achieve anything.

Charlotte, Theatre Design & Production

At Interlochen, you are surrounded by a wealth of resources and people who are equally excited to be there as you are.

Sabine, Creative Writing

Since coming to Arts Academy, I've become more responsible. I've learned to balance my education with my art.

Ashley, Musical Theatre

The Visual Arts Department allows people to take an insane risk and gives them the materials and space to do that.

Dylan, Visual Arts

The decision to come to Interlochen was an easy one for me. I thought about where I wanted to be later in life—and I knew Interlochen would be the place to help get me there.

Ella, Film & New Media

Before I came to Arts Academy, I always pictured myself as a Theatre major—but when I learned about Interdisciplinary Arts, I thought that makes more sense for me.

Jenn, Interdisciplinary Arts

I am so passionate about what I do—and I knew that staying home wasn't going to be enough for me. So, I made the choice to come to Interlochen.

Rosie, Music Production & Engineering

Interlochen Arts Camp

Between the Magic of Art and the Beauty in Nature

Camp Stories

Being here has pushed me to take that extra step. Had I been at home, I don't think I would have made as much progress.

George, Orchestra & Wind Ensemble

I'm going to look back at Interlochen and think 'Wow, I was here.' So many incredible performers have been here and I'm so lucky to be a part of it.

Paige, Musical Theatre Production

Interlochen lets you escape what's going on at home and focus on the meaning of each song. The wind, the trees, and the practice huts—it's unreal how much you are surrounded by motivation and inspiration.

Chris, Singer-Songwriter

You leave Interlochen a different person than when you arrived. You can use your new skills in a better way—to help and to change the world.

Kai, Visual Arts

I'll never forget the time that I've spent at Interlochen. This place will always be with me. It's made all the difference for me—as an actor and as a person.

Harry, Repertory Theatre

Having those experiences outside with your friends makes the writing come that much easier.

Tara, Creative Writing

Coming to Interlochen made me realize that there are so many people who love dance as much as I do.

Cosette, Classical Ballet

I feel grateful knowing that Arts Camp cares about cultivating my gifts. Interlochen just made me want to pursue filmmaking even more.

Darian, Film & New Media

Welcome to Interlochen

A global destination for artists and arts enthusiasts for nearly a century, Interlochen Center for the Arts empowers emerging artists to transform their passion into purpose, and unleash their capacity as creative changemakers.

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Interlochen Online

Create and Connect from Anywhere

Online Arts Programs

Art Meets Interactive

Interlochen Online brings high-caliber arts education to aspiring artists everywhere. You'll hone your skills, discover new talents, and meet fellow artists in an immersive online experience. Watch this video to get a glimpse of the Interlochen Online experience.

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Interlochen College of Creative Arts

Inspiration Becomes You

Lifelong Learning

The Washington Post features Interlochen’s completed Campus Master Plan and vision for the future 

Philip Kennicott, the Pulitzer Prize-winning art and architecture critic of The Washington Post, highlights the completion of the Sasaki Associates Campus Master Plan and the unprecedented level of support Interlochen has received to expand financial aid and enhance programmatic excellence. 

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