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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!

Discover the ARTs and Discovery Playhouse

Students and faculty at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus are partnering with the Discovery Playhouse in Cape Girardeau for a program that will give children hands-on lessons in all areas of the arts.

Fall Youth Musical Theatre

Workshop Rack Card

The Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts offered our latest musical theatre youth class this fall with great success. Students had the opportunity to participate in theatre games and exercises in addition to learning scenes and songs from Hairspray. They even were able to participate in one of the final performances for friends and family.


  • River Campus Center Named for Ken and Jeanine Dobbins

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., December 22, 2014 – Doyle Privett, president of the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents, announced today the Board has voted unanimously to name the newly constructed River Campus Center after the University’s president of nearly 16 years, Ken Dobbins, and his wife, Jeanine.  Dobbins is the longest-serving current public university […]
  • Dr. Kenneth L. Stilson to be Honored with PRIDE Award

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, Dec. 15, 2014 – “Stirring people’s emotions, making them feel something deeply, whether it be laughter, love, anger, revenge, triumph” – this deeply rooted passion is at the heart of what makes Dr. Kenneth L. Stilson tick. He will be rewarded for his fervor with Southeast Missouri State University’s 2014 PRIDE Award […]
  • River Campus Board of Managers Meeting Cancelled

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Dec. 5, 2014 — The River Campus Board of Managers meeting scheduled for noon on Friday, Dec. 12, has been cancelled. City representatives on the Board are Ruth Knote, Dennis Vollink and Victoria Rust.  University representatives are Rhonda Weller-Stilson, director and associate dean of the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual […]
  • Southeast Percussion Ensemble Presenting Family Holiday Concert Dec. 13

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Dec. 4, 2014 – Families, especially those with young children, are invited to join in the Southeast Missouri State University Percussion Ensemble’s Family Holiday Concerts Dec. 13 at Southeast’s River Campus. The concerts are expected to be delightfully upbeat, with egg-shaking and sing-along opportunities, offering an entertaining entrée to the holiday season. […]