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The Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts at Southeast is 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.

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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

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.

Fall Youth Workshops

The Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts is currently offering Musical Theatre Workshops that run through November 7th and more are being planned in the spring. Watch for all our opportunities to start doing with children from kindergarten through pre-teen.


  • Kingston Trio to Serenade Audience with Familiar Songs

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 25, 2015 – The Kingston Trio will serenade audiences at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast’s River Campus. Continuing the 2015-2016 River Campus Touring Series, the Kingston Trio will perform songs like “Tom Dooley,” “M.T.A.,” “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” and countless others. In 1957, […]
  • Holiday Spectacular to Highlight Sounds of the Season

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 23, 2015 – A Holiday Spectacular will feature sounds of the season in a program performed by the Southeast Missouri State University Wind Symphony and Marching Band along with the Potosi High School Concert Band Dec. 8 at Southeast’s River Campus. The concert is slated for 7:30 p.m. in the Donald […]
  • ‘A Christmas Carol’ Returns to River Campus Dec. 3

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 20, 2015 – The Nebraska Theatre Caravan performing Charles Dickens’ epic Christmas classic “A Christmas Carol” is back by popular demand after a near sell-out crowd last season. It will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 3 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. […]
  • Art Guild Fall Show and Sale Nov. 19 at River Campus

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 18, 2015 — The Art Guild of Southeast Missouri State University will hold its annual Show and Sale on Thursday, Nov. 19, in the atrium of the River Campus Cultural Arts Center. Fine art and crafts made by faculty and students will be available for sale from 10 a.m.-6 p.m.. Please […]