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. Connect//Collaborate//Create

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

We are excited to offer this degree for students who are interested in earning a Master’s Degree 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! Feel free to contact our Coordinator of the Graduate Program, Dr. Kari Wilson or 574.529.4674.

Student artist of the month: Leah FickOctopus and Enticing Diversions, acrylic painting and digital composition

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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 and IU South Bend offers opportunities for students to learn through online classes. To learn more about an online education visit here.

Contribute to the Seat Campaign

Louise E. Addicott and Yatish J. Joshi Performance hall

Hall in the spring of 2014.  The IU South Bend Arts Foundation has developed a uniqBecause 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 ue 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.

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