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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.

See Europe as part of the 2016 drawing and sculpture program

Drawing, sculpture tripThe beautiful scenery of Florence is calling your name.

A group of 10-15 students are going to participate in a drawing and sculpture class taught by Associate Professor of Fine Arts Dora Natella.

Students will study the masterpieces of the Renaissance directly and capture the city in their sketchbooks from May 19- June 17.

For more information please contact either Lisa Zwicker, director of international programs, at 574.520.4231 or Natella at 574.520.4895, or visit our Facebook page for a copy of the program brochure.

Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts students are encouraged to apply, but any IU South Bend student may register for the trip.

Contribute to the Seat Campaign

Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance hall

Because of the vision of Louise E. Addicott, the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at Indiana University South Bend opened 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.