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Visual & Performing Arts

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Visual & Performing Arts

Advance your artistic talents

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Visual & Performing Arts Enrichment Courses

Visual & Performing Arts Summer Programs

Why study the arts at LMC? 

Put your passion in the spotlight. Whether your love is on stage or on the canvas, we have a role for you. 

Design your career. From fine arts to applied arts, you can find a career that fits. You could work as a computer animator, graphic designer, art director, set or costume designer, playwright, composer or director. 

Rehearse for your future. At LMC, you can earn an associate’s degree in fine art, graphic design, theatre or music. LMC also offers a certificate in graphic design. From there, our advisors can help you transfer to a four-year school and continue your education. 

The Visual & Performing Arts Department is housed in the Mendel Center, the largest performing arts facility in the region, which also has a wide variety of performing arts events for the whole community to enjoy. 

Visual & Performing Arts Programs

Put your passion for art to work.

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“Design is thinking made visual.” –Saul Bass


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“Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.” –Joe Sparano

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Put musical passion to work when you major in music at Lake Michigan College! 

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All the world is a stage when you pursue a degree in the Performing Arts at Lake Michigan College.

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Tuition and Fees

No other Michigan area college has lower tuition than Lake Michigan College. Whether you earn your degree or transfer to a four-year school, you'll save money on your education.


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Living on Campus

Imagine having a place you can call home that offers a quiet place to study, where friendly faces are found down every hallway and you’re just steps away from classes and campus life. You’ll find your place at Beckwith Hall, located at LMC’s Benton Harbor campus.


More than Academics

Get the real college experience at Lake Michigan College. From student clubs to disability services, intercollegiate athletics to world-class performing arts productions, you'll find a chance to get involved when you become a Red Hawk.

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