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Discover the Arts at the University of Indianapolis

Whether you are an aspiring artist, musician, or thespian, you can rest assured that you will be able to find a place at the University of Indianapolis. Our Art, Music, and Theatre programs offer the same great commitment to personal attention as our other academic programs. Each program's small class sizes, curriculum that exposes students

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Private Colleges in Indiana: Advertised Cost versus Actual Cost

It is no secret that the cost of a four-year college degree can be really expensive, and that the main difference between a public college and a private college usually lies in the cost of tuition. For these reasons, many students will dismiss the possibility of attending a private university. While the advertised cost of

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Think It, Design It, Create It : Experience Design at UIndy

Gone are the days when the only college majors with 'practical' and 'marketable' skills were those that lead to pre-professional programs. One thing UIndy Admissions Counselors always emphasize to prospective students is that they should select a major that caters to their interests. Students, keep in mind that virtually any major has practical and vital

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Dinner Theatre Production Opens Friday!

The University of Indianapolis Department of Theatre is proud to present it's annual dinner theatre production, opening this weekend! This year's performance, Funny Valentine  by Dennis R. Andersen, tells the story of a children's book illustrator caught in a love conundrum. The production serves as an excellent opportunity to enjoy not only high-quality art in Indianapolis, but

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Opera Theatre Production Returns to Indy

 Vocalists from the University of Indianapolis Department of Music will present Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music on Feb. 10 and 11 at UIndy’s Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center.   The musical, which debuted on Broadway in 1973, has not been performed in Indianapolis for more than a decade, said artistic director and music department chair Kathleen Hacker. The

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Warm up your winter with exhilarating arts events

 Second semester has just begun, and UIndy Arts is back in full swing! The new art exhibition 30 Years of Jim Kemp Pottery is on display through February 10 in the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center Art Gallery. A UIndy graduate, Kemp has been a professional potter for over 23 years. Tickets are on sale

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No SHAME Here

The University of Indianapolis opened its doors to Ransburg auditorium over the weekend, presenting an original musical based on the Nathaniel Hawthorne’s novel, The Scarlett Letter. After years of sitting on a shelf, professors Peter Schmutte and Brad Wright breathed new life into the musical, SHAME, by rewriting and editing it for a new audience.

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End of the Semester Concerts

As the school year nears its completion, UIndy music students and staff gear up for a multitude of end-of-the-semester performances in the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center.  The rich diversity of music being showcased ranges in continent, culture, and stylings. Starting Monday April 12, the season finale of UIndy’s esteemed Faculty Artist Series will be presented

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Theatre Dept. prepares for second weekend of “Spike Heels”

Looking for a little culture in Indianapolis that isn’t Christmas themed? This weekend is your final opportunity to check out the University of Indianapolis Theatre Department’s latest production Spike Heels. A contemporary comedy that puts a new twist on the Pygmalion concept, the play tackles changing expectations about gender roles through three days in the

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Faculty Artist Series features evening of chamber music

Tonight UIndy’s acclaimed Faculty Artist Series will feature an annual favorite concert, “Chamber Evening.” Guest violist Michael Isaac Strauss, a member of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, will join UIndy faculty and guests for an evening of classic works of the 20th century by composers from around the world. The free concert begins at 7:30 p.m.

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Theatre set for first production of season

UIndy’s Theatre Department (in collaboration with the Music Department) is set to add to the arts in Indianapolis for the next two weekends when it opens its first production of the season, Into the Woods. A Tony Award-winning musical by Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods is a fractured fairy tale musical that explores what happens

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First Kellogg Writers Series event tomorrow

UIndy’s Kellogg Writers Series features five writers this year. The first, Diane Glancy, is scheduled for tomorrow evening, Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Glancy, a professor at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., has written a number of novels, books and collections of poetry, many of which focus on Native Americans. This year’s series also

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UIndy Arts ready for 08-09 season

It’s been a while since my last post because of the summer break in events, but UIndy is now gearing up for an exciting season that includes more than 110 events! Here are a few things we’re looking forward to this year: Jazz Events – With so many jazz concerts and as the home of

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Jazz trio led by dynamic drummer to perform at UIndy

UIndy is excited to add one more jazz concert to the calendar this season. Accomplished drummer and Richmond, Ind. native Jeff Hamilton will perform with his jazz trio Sunday, May 11 at UIndy. Hamilton has performed with numerous jazz and music greats, including Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, Natalie Cole, Barbara Streisand, Barry Manilow, Mel Tome

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Photography exhibition embraces beauty of rural landscapes

It’s a familiar site around Indiana — fields, barns, rolls of hay. But how often do we stop and look at the actual beauty of these scenes? Breaking Ground by Susan Fleck, a photography exhibition opening soon at UIndy, explores the often overlooked rural scenery that surrounds us. The exhibition runs March 24-May 9 in

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Theatre Department wraps up annual dinner theatre production

UIndy’s Department of Theatre wrapped up its annual dinner theatre production over the weekend. This year’s production, Red Herring, was a spoof of noir spy movies set in 1952. The comedy was well-received by the audiences, and the six student actors, nearly all of whom played multiple roles, turned in fine performances. It has been

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