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Arts & Humanities

Create at The Lake

Have you always had a passion for the arts? Or maybe you like to think about why people do what they do and act the way they act. If you like to draw or design, sing or dance, learn history or study English – you’ll love the Arts and Humanities programs at LMC. With focuses in art, graphic design music and theatre, you’ll have a great foundation for your career. You’ll learn the latest tricks, techniques and tools from instructors with real-world experience. Plus, you’ll be able to practice and perfect your art in a wide variety of groups – from band to theatre and more. In the humanities, you’ll study subjects like English, foreign languages, history and philosophy. These courses might feel kind of like your favorite high school classes, but kicked up a notch.

With the Arts and Humanities programs at LMC, you can: 

Explore the state of your art. Even performing requires updated technology and techniques, and you’ll find both at LMC. From exclusively Steinway pianos to contemporary theatres to the latest design technology and more, you’ll be prepared for any artistic path. 

Set the stage for your future. You may have heard there’s no future in the arts, but we disagree. Your time at LMC allows you to try a little bit of everything. From performing on stage to working backstage, creating fine art to crafting graphics and more, you can find the right art for your future.   

Say “I don’t know” – on purpose. When people asked you after graduation, “What’s next?” did you shrug your shoulders? That’s ok – studying humanities and social sciences at LMC is a great way to find what fits your future.

Keep your high school notes. Maybe your favorite high school homework involved reading about the past, the present and the future. Programs like English, history and philosophy make great foundations for a transition from high school to a four-year university.


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Jillian Nadolski drawing in the art studio

After graduating from St. Joseph High School, I spent a year at LMC because I knew I would save money. I was also able to get a lot of my prerequisites completed, which transferred to Savannah College of Art and Design where I will graduate in 2021 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Preservation Design.

Jillian Nadolski, LMC '18

Arts & Humanities News

May 17, 2021

The Visual & Performing Arts Department at Lake Michigan College offers a variety of arts education opportunities this summer for students as young as 6-years-old to adults on the Benton Harbor Campus and The GhostLight Theatre.

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May 12, 2021

Registration is now open to the community for non-credit English as a Second Language (ESL) classes beginning May 17 at Lake Michigan College. 

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