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The The Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts at Southeast is comprised of the Department of Art, Department of Music and the Department of Theatre & Dance and students in these disciplines receive their training at River Campus. Students may elect programs of study that lead to either a professional degree or a liberal arts degree. And to keep up with growing demand, River Campus has undergone new construction of instructional spaces that include an on-site Residence Hall opening this Fall.

Bringing all the visual and performing arts together in one location offers unique opportunities for students to experience innovative degree programs and to work with other artists and performers on a daily basis. Find out more about the River Campus Center and all it has to offer!

Fall Youth Musical Theatre

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The Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts will be offering one musical theatre class for youth in grades 2-7. This class will offer students the opportunity to participate in theatre games and exercises. Students will be learning scenes and songs from Hairspray and participate in a final performance for friends and family on November 15th at 11am. All classes will take place at Southeast's River Campus Center in the new acting and directing studio. Click here to register!


  • Plein Air Painting Workshop Events Scheduled for Oct. 24-26

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 22, 2014 – The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University is partnering with the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center to present three events highlighting the art of plein air painting. The events will include a plein air painting workshop, a book presentation and an […]
  • Music Professor Wins National Honor for Opera Composition

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 23, 2014 – A Southeast Missouri State University professor of music has received an honorable mention award from The American Prize competition for an opera he composed entitled “Double Blind Sided.” Robert Fruehwald’s work was recognized in  the professional theater works division. Fruehwald’s composition was selected from applications reviewed this past […]
  • Hit Musical ‘Hairspray’ to Delight at River Campus

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 22, 2014 – Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, “Hairspray” will dance onto the stage at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8-11 and 2 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. Broadway’s musical comedy phenomenon that inspired a major motion picture, […]
  • Lavery Exhibit Spotlights Live Estate Auction Experiences

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Sept. 22, 2014 – The Ariel Lavery: Solo Exhibition will be on display beginning Oct. 6 in the River Campus Art Gallery of Southeast Missouri State University. The event will be on display through Oct. 23. An artist talk is scheduled from 4-5 p.m. Oct. 3. A reception will follow from 5-7 […]