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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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  • Alpizar Singing, Dancing in Cedar Point’s ‘Lights, Camera, Action!’

    Southeast Missouri State University senior Jose Alpizar has landed in the roller coaster capital of the world this summer, where the twists and turns of multiple daily performances has been an ultimate thrill ride. The musical theatre major is singing and dancing the summer away in “Lights, Camera, Action!” at Cedar Point, a show at […]
  • River Campus Announces ‘See It Here’ 2017-2018 Season Lineup

    Whether it’s comedy or drama, opera or musical, music or art, dance or museum exhibits, Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus invites patrons to “see it all here” during the 2017-2018 season. The 11th River Campus season will, again, offer a spectacular breadth of performing arts events by professional touring companies as well as Southeast’s […]
  • River Campus Summer Arts Festival Announces June 17 Event Lineup

    Southeast Missouri State University’s 2017 River Campus has announced its event lineup for its fourth annual full-day Community Summer Arts Festival June 17. The day’s events are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature live music, dance and theatrical performances, magic, visual arts displays, hands-on family-friendly art experiential activities, museum exhibitions, musical […]
  • Three Productions Highlight 2017 River Campus Summer Arts Festival

    An extended season at Southeast Missouri State University’s fourth annual River Campus Summer Arts Festival will bring three productions – “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee,” “Greater Tuna” and “Dear Edwina Jr.” – to its stages over two weeks in June. “This summer’s shows are all about comedy,” said Rhonda Weller-Stilson, associate dean of […]
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Conservatory of Theatre and Dance
One University Plaza, MS 7850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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