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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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  • 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 […]
  • A Family Collides in ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ at Southeast’s River Campus April 18-22

    “A Raisin in the Sun” will close out the Rhodes 101 Stops and Commerce Bank 2017-2018 Theatre and Dance Series April 18-22 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. April 18-21 and 2 p.m. April 22. A high school matinee is planned […]
  • ‘Spring into Dance’ Featuring Aerial Dance at River Campus

    Experience the thrilling and entertaining performances of The Conservatory of Theatre and Dance’s annual “Spring into Dance,” at 7:30 p.m. April 4-7, 10 a.m. April 6 and 2 p.m. April 8 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. For the first time, this year’s event will feature aerial […]
  • Southeast Musical ‘An American Hero’ Selected to Prestigious New York Musical Festival

    “An American Hero,” a musical co-written by 2017 Southeast Missouri State University graduate Cody Cole of O’Fallon, Missouri, and Dr. Kenneth L. Stilson, Chair of Southeast’s Conservatory of Theatre and Dance, has been selected to be performed in this summer’s New York Musical Festival (NYMF). The New York Musical Festival nurtures the creation, production, and […]
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Tamara Howell
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Conservatory of Theatre and Dance
One University Plaza, MS 7850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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