Communication and Performing Arts

Speak up and speak out

Do you learn better by sitting in a lecture, or standing up and taking part? In the Department of Communication and Performing Arts at Indiana University Kokomo, you’ll take your learning to the next level and receive a hands-on education.

Our program will give you opportunities to create public relations campaigns for local community groups, perform in theatrical and musical ensembles, publish your work in IU Kokomo’s newspaper, The Correspondent, and engage in public events like debates and interview workshops.

student Haley Freeland

Going for a Communication degree was the best decision for me, because it has truly allowed me to come out of my shell and become a better version of myself.

Haley Freeland, B.S. Communication, Aug. 2022

The Performing Arts

Theatre, guitar, violin, vocals, band, choir, orchestra, flute choir, and on... and on... and on... The Performing Arts never stops at IU Kokomo.

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Where can your degree take you?

A four-year degree is a huge investment that can translate to a successful career. Your future is wide open with a Communication and Performing Arts degree from IU Kokomo!

Our alumni have built careers in:

  • Advertising
  • Sales
  • Writing
  • Teaching
  • Acting
  • Public Relations
  • Event Planning
  • Marketing

During your time in the Department of Communication and Performing Arts at Indiana University Kokomo, you can gain it all – from in-class knowledge to real-world internships – and pack your resume full of experiences!

The KEY Experience

At IU Kokomo, we believe in giving you the opportunity to take your learning outside of the classroom and into the real world. The KEY (Kokomo Experience and You) initiative offers Cougars the unique chance to gain first-hand, real-world experience and knowledge in the careers and fields they dream of entering.

As a Communications and Performing Arts student, you will be able to visit places like the Indiana Statehouse, to learn the ins and outs of being a press secretary, tour the Madame Walker Foundation and the Kurt Vonnegut Museum – or attend a performance of “The Addams Family Musical.” On KEY excursions, you’ll learn from working professionals how the classes you’re taking and the skills you’re learning translate to a wide field of careers!

Explore your options

Are you interested in learning more? Our Degree Map can tell you all about the courses you’ll take in our school, and our Office of Admissions can point you in the right direction to start your college journey!

If you have any further questions, contact our department and speak to our faculty and staff!