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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  • ‘An American Hero’ Dress Rehearsals Open to Community July 17-18

    Southeast Missouri State University’s Conservatory of Theatre and Dance will offer two sneak peeks of its upcoming performance of “An American Hero” in New York City with two non-ticket dress rehearsals of the show at Southeast’s River Campus. Dress rehearsals are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. July 17 and 18 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible […]
  • River Campus Announces Free Shuttle Service During 2018 Summer Arts Festival

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus has announced that a free River Campus Summer Arts Festival Shuttle will transport visitors to the festival from locations throughout downtown Cape Girardeau on June 16. The shuttle service is sponsored by the University and the Rotary Club of Cape Girardeau, and represents the festival’s continuing commitment to community […]
  • River Campus Announces Performance Dates, Show Cast for ‘Legally Blonde Jr.’

    Southeast Missouri State University announces the River Campus Summer Arts Festival’s production of “Legally Blonde Jr.,” opening June 15 as part of its two-week extended production. “Legally Blond Jr.” is a family friendly musical production, with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin. Based on the book by Amanda Brown, it was a major […]
  • River Campus Announces Event Lineup for 2018 Summer Arts Festival

    Southeast Missouri State University announces the event lineup for the fifth annual River Campus Summer Arts Festival with a full day of visual and performing arts exhibitions and activities June 16. 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, […]
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Contact

Tamara Howell
573.651.2149
thowell@semo.edu
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Conservatory of Theatre and Dance
One University Plaza, MS 7850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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