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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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News

  • ‘Punk Rock’ Takes Stage at Southeast’s River Campus March 8-10

    The trials and errors of high school will be depicted in “Punk Rock” presented at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus at 7:30 p.m. March 8-10 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre. Premiering in 2009 at the Lyric Hammersmith in London, “Punk Rock” is staged in a private school outside of Manchester, England, where […]
  • Extravaganza to Send Theatre and Dance Students to NYC, Los Angeles to Network with Industry Professionals

    Get lost in the world of theatre and dance with students from Southeast Missouri State University as they perform two acts featuring a variety of numbers from multiple shows along with original choreography at The Conservatory of Theatre and Dance’s Extravaganza on March 22. This night of entertainment – including acting, singing, dancing — allows […]
  • ‘Mary Poppins’ Cast Delivers Spoonfuls of Sugar to Senior Living Residents

    The student cast of “Mary Poppins,” which is coming to Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus Feb. 21-25, took their show on the road last week, much to the delight of residents at the Lutheran Home and Saxony Village in Cape Girardeau. Twenty-eight students and several faculty members brought “Mary Poppins” to life, performing numbers […]
  • River Campus Announces Summer Arts Festival Dates and Shows

    Southeast Missouri State University announces its fifth annual community River Campus Summer Arts Festival to be held June 16. In addition to the festival date, the summer season will offer an ambitious production of three shows. The mainstage musical will be the smash hit “Little Shop of Horrors,” about a hapless florist shop worker who […]
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Contact

Theresa Messmer
573.651.2210
tmessmer@semo.edu
River Campus Seminary 454
Conservatory of Theatre and Dance
One University Plaza, MS 7850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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