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College Should Be Like This

A place to celebrate new ideas and practice old traditions, a place that connects you to the world and feels like home.

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Your Place to Shine

Explore ideas, emotions, and your talents as only art can.

The raw emotions of a remarkable film. The revealed truths of an ancient sculpture. The euphoria of an unforgettable concert. Cultural experiences are a powerful way to enjoy and explore our world, which is why IU offers you so many opportunities to appreciate other people’s talents and tap into your own.

Step into the spotlight

Whether you want to pursue a career in music, theatre, or art, or you just want a creative outlet, IU offers lots of ways to express yourself:

1,500+ cultural performances each year

Even if you don’t star in IU performances, you can still enjoy them. The variety is amazing, from all the options listed above to films at the new, state-of-the-art IU Cinema. Free, recently released Union Board films. Concerts by artists ranging from Yo-Yo Ma to Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne. Performances at the IU Auditorium by Jon Stewart, Blue Man Group, and the touring company of Avenue Q.

More in the mood to ponder some masterpieces? Visit the IU Art Museum, or see the rare books at the Lilly Library.

How will you shine at IU?

Visit IU to plan your college debut.

  • USA Today named Bloomington one of the country’s top 10 places for campus culture.
  • Many high-profile people visit campus each year and meet with students, including choreographer Liz Lerman, rock legend Todd Rundgren, and Pulitzer Prize–winning reporter and columnist Thomas Friedman.
  • Good news for your bank account: Tickets to many of IU’s cultural offerings are discounted or free for IU students.