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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  • Theatre Student Takes Final Bow at Southeast

    All the world’s a stage, but for Jose Alpizar of Memphis, Tennessee, his world is the stage. “I enjoy becoming another person and telling their story,” Alpizar said. “Their stories can make people think and feel, as well as spark conversations about the society we currently live in. Knowing that I can impact people’s lives […]
  • Southeast Student in Pursuit of Dance Journalism Career Selected for IDJA

    Rebecca Gangemella, a Southeast Missouri State University dance and journalism double major, has been selected to participate in the first ever Institute for Dance Journalism and Advocacy (IDJA) June 6-9 in Washington, D.C. IDJA is partnering with the American College Dance Association and will make its debut at the 2018 National College Dance Festival.  Gangemella, […]
  • The Conservatory of Theatre and Dance Hosting ‘Moving Perspectives’ May 4-5

    The Conservatory of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University will host “Moving Perspectives,” at 7:30 p.m. May 4-5 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre at the River Campus. The show is a new addition to The Conservatory’s productions and will offer another look into the talents of the dance program and its […]
  • Enjoy Local Fare, Support Southeast Theatre and Dance at 2018 Restaurant Hop

    Enjoy signature items from 13 Cape Girardeau restaurants and businesses participating in the annual restaurant hop on Tuesday, April 17, benefitting Southeast Missouri State University’s Conservatory of Theatre and Dance. The restaurant hop, which takes places from 4:30-8 p.m., includes the following restaurants: Andy’s Frozen Custard, Baristas Coffee Bar, Bistro Saffron, Cup ‘n Cork, Gabriel’s […]
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Conservatory of Theatre and Dance
One University Plaza, MS 7850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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