The Conservatory of Theatre & Dance

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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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  • Southeast Students Present Original Choreography in ‘Southeast Dance Project’ Dec. 10-11

    Southeast Missouri State University dance students will perform in The Conservatory of Theatre and Dance’s inaugural event “Southeast Dance Project,” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10-11 in the Rust Flexible Theatre at Southeast’s River Campus. The performance is a new addition to The Conservatory’s productions and will offer another look into the talents of the dance […]
  • Eighth Annual Fault Line Film Festival Showcases Regional Student Talent

    Southeast Missouri State University students, regional high school students and students from across Missouri and surrounding states will display their cinematic talents and skills in this year’s Fault Line Film Festival at Southeast Missouri State University. The festival begins with a keynote address at noon on Nov. 8 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall […]
  • ‘Fall for Dance’ Returns to River Campus Nov. 15-19

    The annual favorite “Fall for Dance” takes the stage at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15-18 and 2 p.m. Nov. 19 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The performance features original choreography by faculty, guest artists and students providing the variety of dance audiences enjoy. Faculty member, Rubén Gerding, […]
  • Southeast Dance Program Earns NASD Accreditation

    Southeast Missouri State University’s Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts in dance have received five-year accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Dance (NASD). NASD is the national accrediting agency for dance and establishes national standards for undergraduate and graduate degrees and other credentials for dance and dance-related disciplines, and provides assistance […]
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Conservatory of Theatre and Dance
One University Plaza, MS 7850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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