Interlochen Arts Academy is one of the most prestigious boarding fine arts high schools in the country. It is located on a beautifully wooded 1200 acres in northwest Michigan. The student capacity for the school is 470 students. The academy attracts talented student artists. Fine arts disciplines include music, theatre, comparative arts, dance, visual arts, creative writing and motion picture arts. The rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum completes the overall student experience, ensuring success in other careers besides the arts. The 86 artists and educators who make up the faculty are outstanding in their fields. Through their excellent instruction, students are able to achieve the highest possible artistic, intellectual and ethical standards as individuals, as well as opportunities for leadership development.