The Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts at Southeast are comprised of the Departments of Art, Music and Theatre & Dance. River Campus provides a unique opportunity for artists of all talents to spend time and work together on a daily basis. The campus is comprised of and includes state of the art classrooms, studios and performance spaces.

In addition to strong academic programs the university is also committed to our community and summers on the river are rolling with activities for everyone. In addition to summer campus, we’ll be hosting our third annual River Camus Summer Arts Festival where every speck of the campus will be swimming with activities including two free theatrical performances for the family.

And when its time for formal education Southeast Missouri State University offers more than $17 million in scholarship awards annually, making a Southeast education possible for any student who seeks it. Many options are available, for every discipline within the Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts. Get more details.

In addition, students reside in dorms which include wireless internet, work out facilities and cafeteria in addition to computer labs and the Arts Resource Center all on site. Studies include programs leading to either a professional degree or a liberal arts degree. Plan you trip to find out more about all Southeast Missouri State has to offer!

The Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts is also committed to the community. Free concerts are offered throughout the year and students of all ages are engaged in learning and celebrating the arts. Whether it’s viewing exhibits in the Crisp Museum, interacting in Family Days, participating in youth workshops, summer academies or just coming for the fun at the Summer Festival. Add to this the collaborative efforts of our academic departments and touring performances and you just can never tell what we’ll do next!

Upcoming Events

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Attend our Open House!

We hope you join us for the artistic, the entertaining, the thought provoking and the truly inspirational at the only place in the region where art, music, theatre and dance converge and where there’s always something happening. We can’t wait to SEE WHAT’S NEXT at the River Campus.

Spring Youth Workshops

Wow thanks for such a great response for our Spring offerings; these were a big hit! We can't wait to play more in the future and are already putting together new classes for the fall. In the meantime be sure to check out all the summer classes we have scheduled at


  • Summer Art Academy Students Displaying Their Works Aug. 7-27

    Student art works from Southeast Missouri State University’s Art Academy’s Art Reach and Painting with the Elderly workshops will be on display Aug. 7-27 at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri’s new location at 16 North Spanish Street. An opening reception will be held on First Friday, Aug. 5, from 5- 9 p.m. The opening and pick up for […]
  • Southeast Announces ‘Heroes, Villains, and Monsters’ Comic Art Exhibition Coming to Crisp Museum

    As Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016 As Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016 delighted fans last week at one of the largest of any comics or pop culture conventions in the country, Southeast Missouri State University announces it will host its own comic book artist show, “Heroes, Villains, Monsters,” Nov. 11-Jan. 29 in the Rosemary Berkel […]
  • Southeast Seniors Finding Rewards at Maritz

    Southeast Missouri State University seniors Gabby Bernier of St. Louis, Missouri, and Drew Slade of Fenton, Missouri, are interning this summer at Maritz, a sales and marketing services company in Fenton. “So far I have learned how to work with clients, how to work with a team to meet deadlines, the processes that go behind […]
  • Southeast Chamber Music Institute Holds Annual Recital

    The Southeast Chamber Music Institute at Southeast Missouri State University will hold its fifth annual faculty recital on July 15 in the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall at Southeast’s River Campus. The concert is at 7:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public. The concert will include music for […]


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