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The mission of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts is to develop engaged citizens with exceptional abilities in the arts.

Welcome to the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, center stage at IU South Bend for Communication Studies, Fine Arts, Music, Integrated New Media Studies, Theatre & Dance. The creative arts are the essential core of civilization, reflecting the heart and soul of communities and individuals. The arts are our heritage and guide our vision of the future. At the Raclin School of the Arts we celebrate with breathtaking performances, spirited conversation, and thought provoking imagery, all born out of our dedication to providing students with a superb arts education.

Fine Arts Weekend - Enjoy a staycation with the Raclin School of the Arts!

Thursday, April 10 – Sunday, April 13

BFA ExhibitionTreat yourself to a staycation after this long taxing winter.  Enjoy a relaxing overnight stay at the Inn at Saint Mary’s, a series of entertaining events presented by the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at IU South Bend, and fabulous meals at a selection of downtown South Bend restaurants. We invite you to take a tour of the campus, view our new facilities, and enjoy the talent of our students. There might even be a few surprises in store for you! Find out more about our Fine Arts Weekend events and special offers

Take a peek inside the renovated Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall

Construction is complete on the newly renovated Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall. While sound and technical folks are busy fine tuning the venue for its first performers, let's take a peek inside with Dean Marvin Curtis and Gordy Young from WNIT.

Contribute to the Seat Campaign

Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance hallBecause of the vision of Louise E. Addicott, the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at Indiana University South Bend will open the newly renovated Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance Hall in the spring of 2014.  The IU South Bend Arts Foundation has developed a unique opportunity for you to contribute to this project. A gift of $500 will be recognized with the name of the donor or someone they want to honor engraved on a brass plate on the back of any of the seats in the first three rows. A gift of $275 will be recognized with a plate on a seat in the remaining eight rows. Learn more about the renovation project and how you can contribute.