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Welcome to the Conservatory of Theatre & Dance! We offer a professional training program with Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre, and Theatre Design & Technology. Our goal is to prepare you for an active and successful career in the performing arts through high-level classroom instruction, high-quality productions, masterclasses by professionals in the industry, and summer internships with professional companies.

The Conservatory of Theatre & Dance is located in the Holland School of Visual & Performing Arts where we offer state-of-the-art training and performance facilities at the $75 million River Campus. Our experienced and highly-trained faculty & staff are dedicated to preparing our students for a life-long career as working professionals in the performing arts. If that’s your dream, we can help you make it come true!

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  • Broadway Favorite ‘A Chorus Line’ Takes Stage at River Campus

    The Rhodes 101 Stops and Commerce Bank Theatre and Dance Series at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus opens the 2016-2017 season with “A Chorus Line” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28-Oct. 1 and 2 p.m. on Oct. 2 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. “A Chorus Line” examines one day in the lives of 17 […]
  • Successful Dance Graduates Credit River Campus Professors

    Two recent graduates of the Conservatory of Theatre & Dance at Southeast Missouri State University are enjoying success in their careers as professional dancers.  Alumnae Hannah Matheny and Shannon O’Keefe will both advance their careers this fall through coveted professional positions. This month, Matheny, a 2016 Southeast graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in […]
  • Southeast Student Participates in Premier Chicago Dance Summer Program

    Southeast Missouri State University junior Kim Volkmann of Chicago, Illinois, spent three weeks this summer following her dreams while dancing with a top Chicago dance training program. Volkmann, a junior pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance and a minor in social work, participated in the top dance training level in River North Dance […]
  • Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts Hosting Immersive Experience Sept. 27 for Prospective Students

    Southeast Missouri State University imagined a campus dedicated to the arts. Now, it’s inviting prospective students from throughout the Midwest to visit that dream on Sept. 27. Southeast’s Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts invites high school students to an open house at its River Campus to experience a day in […]
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Conservatory of Theatre and Dance
One University Plaza, MS 7850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701