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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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  • Sisters Clash in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ at River Campus

    Based in 1940s New Orleans, “A Streetcar Named Desire” will take the stage at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26-29 and 2 p.m. Oct. 30 as part of the Rhodes 101 Stops and Commerce Bank Theatre and Dance Series in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. This explosive, passionate and […]
  • River Campus Students Collaborate to Perform ‘Antiquity’

    The River Campus at Southeast Missouri State University will present “Antiquity: An Experiential Performance,” an artistic collaboration among art, theatre, dance and music students, at 1 p.m. Oct. 15 outdoors on the River Campus quad.  The large metal sculptures, fabricated by sculpture Professor Chris Wubbena, will act as a backdrop and collaborator to be used […]
  • Broadway Favorite ‘A Chorus Line’ Takes Stage at River Campus

    The Rhodes 101 Stops and Commerce Bank Theatre and Dance Series at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus opens the 2016-2017 season with “A Chorus Line” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28-Oct. 1 and 2 p.m. on Oct. 2 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall. “A Chorus Line” examines one day in the lives of 17 […]
  • Successful Dance Graduates Credit River Campus Professors

    Two recent graduates of the Conservatory of Theatre & Dance at Southeast Missouri State University are enjoying success in their careers as professional dancers.  Alumnae Hannah Matheny and Shannon O’Keefe will both advance their careers this fall through coveted professional positions. This month, Matheny, a 2016 Southeast graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in […]
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Janice Bittle
River Campus Seminary 454
Conservatory of Theatre and Dance
One University Plaza, MS 7850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701