Weclome to the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts

Unified for 25! is the theme of our 25th anniversary celebration of the Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts. Join us this year as we continue to bring the arts to those in our immediate community, state, and the world. With the wide variety of activities this year, there is something for everyone, and if you are a student, admission is free of charge. We offer a superb arts education at an affordable price, where you study with the professor of practice, and never the professor's aid. Join us for breathtaking performances, spirited conversation, and thought provoking imagery. Connect//Collaborate//Create

Unified for 25 Guest Artist Series: Ramu Damodaran and June Millington

RamuOur 25th anniversary celebration continues with guest speakers Ramu Damodaran on October 20, and June Millington on November 4. 

Damodaran is Chief of the United Nations Academic Impact, Secretary of the Committee on Information and Department of Public Information at the United Nations. While being active on the political scene as a public servant, Damodaran was also heavily involved in media in India. He worked in television, radio, and print publications, has been a news anchor, a disc jockey, and a stage actor.

JuneMillington is a Filipino-American guitarist, songwriter, producer, educator, actress, and activist who is best known for being a co-founder and lead guitartist of the all-femaie rock band Fanny. Fanny was one of the most influential all-female bands of the early 1970s.

The Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts is proud to annouce our new Master's in Communication Studies program!

We are excited to offer our new Master of Arts in Communication Studies that will enable them to pursue a PhD, acquire a teaching position, and/or advance within private or public sector careers. Our 36-credit-hour graduate program has four concentrations to choose from: Health Communication, Interaction and Social Processes, Media Studies, or Strategic Communication. This degree is a flexible program that full-time students can complete within two years. Classes are offered in the evening on weekdays to accommodate working professionals. Adjusted courses of study are available to part-time students.

Please visit our homepage at to learn more about our program, the requirements and steps for application. We are currently reviewing applications for our Fall 2016 cohort. To begin your application, go to: graduate studies admissions 

We’re happy to answer any questions you may have! Please contact our Coordinator of the Graduate Program, Dr. Kari Wilson at or 574.529.4674.

Online education

As technology evolves so does the way our students learn and the way our professors teach. The Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts at IU South Bend offers opportunities for students to learn through online classes. To learn more about an online education visit here.