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Interlochen Arts Academy

Grades 9-12+

Applications for the 2024-25 school year are now open. The early application deadline is Nov. 15.
Students who apply by the early application deadline receive priority consideration for their artistic major of choice and financial aid opportunities. The regular application deadline is Jan. 15, 2024. Learn more about how to apply to Interlochen Arts Academy today.

Interlochen Arts Academy is the nation's premier fine arts boarding high school, offering grades 9-12 as well as a postgraduate year. Interlochen Arts Academy prepares young artists for rewarding careers. Major areas of study include:

Interdisciplinary Arts
Creative Writing
Film & New Media (Including Animation)
Visual Arts

All arts majors allow students to customize their course load to suit their talents, interests, and professional goals. Faculty members are world-renowned leaders in their arts areas, with many publications, performances, and residencies to their credit. 

In addition to world-class arts training, Interlochen Arts Academy students engage in an accelerated college-preparatory academic program that prepares them for any field. Through the lens of the arts, students gain a deeper appreciation for academic subjects and prepare for the rigors of the world’s most competitive colleges and universities

Join us in-person or virtually to learn more about why Arts Academy is right for you. Register for an
upcoming event.

Fall 2023 Open Houses | Learn more and register today
On-campus open house dates: Oct. 13, Oct. 27, & Nov. 10 
Virtual open house: Oct. 30 - Nov. 4 

Instrument Days

Young musicians in grades 8–12 are invited to join Interlochen Arts Academy’s faculty and students for the inaugural Instrument Days. Each event includes an overnight stay on campus, master classes with renowned guest artists, and performances. Learn more and register today

  • Strings Days | Oct. 13-14
  • Brass & Percussion Days | Oct. 27-28
  • Woodwind Days | Nov. 10-11

For more information, please visit or contact the Office of Admission and Financial Aid at 231.276.7472 or

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