Advance your artistic talents
Are you ready for your next steps in artistic discovery and growth? With many disciplines housed in The Mendel Center, the only performing arts center of its kind in southwest Michigan, LMC students have the opportunity to study theatre, instrumental and vocal music, dance, drawing, painting and more in a venue that attracts more than 100,000 patrons annually.
Auditions are held for select ensembles that perform on the same stages as world-renowned touring acts. Students in any major also have opportunities to audition for Broadway musicals and plays, join three different vocal ensembles, string and wind ensembles, a pop-rock ensemble, drumline and jazz band.
One of only two colleges in Michigan to carry the prestigious All-Steinway designation, LMC has a stellar team of highly qualified professors that bring real-world expertise to the classroom preparing students for a wide range of career paths whether your goal is to transfer to a university to continue your artistic journey or begin a career using your creativity.
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.
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Connect with us! Request more information or apply today, and we'll send you everything you need to begin your journey at LMC.