Why Study Visual Arts at Interlochen

Refine your technique and artistic ideas in a creative, supportive environment. Find your personal vision with focused studio time, as you practice visual skills and experiment with different materials alongside other artists. 

Whether you're a camper in our summer programs, a student at our Arts Academy, a virtual student in Interlochen Online, or continuing your education at College of Creative Arts, Interlochen is the place to follow your creative passion.

Summer Arts Camp

Visual Arts Programs

Arts Boarding School

Visual Arts Major

Online Arts Programs

Virtual Instruction

Lifelong Learning

Visual Arts Workshops

Education as Creative Expression

No matter your age or the program you select, your experience at Interlochen will help you develop your creative process and grow as an artist.

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Become Part of a Community of Artists

Our renowned faculty and guest instructors provide personalized feedback, guidance, and encouragement to help you reflect and grow.

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Display Your Vision

In all our programs, you'll have the opportunity to exhibit your work in front of your peers, instructors, and the public. 

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Beauty Everywhere You Look

Our stunning Dow Center for the Visual Arts is equipped with both cutting-edge tools and exceptional views. Be inspired by nature as you learn how to master your medium.

Visual Arts News & Features

Students in the Music Center
What are the benefits of attending a performing arts high school?

Interlochen Arts Academy's admission staff, faculty, and students share the top six reasons performing arts high schools prepare students for college and beyond.

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Arts Academy students excel in the 2023 national Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

Twelve Arts Academy students received a total of 17 awards—including several top prizes—in the 100th year of the nation’s longest running and most prestigious award program for young creatives.

“Maya,” a Gold Key-winning mixed media work by Visual Arts major Marlene Schwier
Interlochen Arts Academy students excel in 2023 regional Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

More than 100 students from all seven of the Academy’s artistic disciplines received recognition—including nine of the ten top prizes—in the prestigious competition.

Upcoming Visual Arts Events

Visual Arts, Camp Student

Visual Arts Intensives: Visual Arts Showcase

Thursday, June 22, 2023 - 6 p.m. ET

Dow Center for Visual Arts FREE, no tickets required


Visual Arts, Camp Student

Junior Visual Arts Showcase

Thursday, July 20, 2023 - 6 p.m. ET

Dow Center for Visual Arts FREE, no tickets required