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More than 100 exhibitions and productions every year give students real world experience.
Only university in the state of Missouri accredited in all four areas of the arts: art, dance, music and theatre.
Our student newspaper regularly wins top honors in Missouri, and our mass media program is one of the only two accredited in Missouri.
We have the largest conservatory of theatre and dance and the only dedicated arts campus in Missouri.
Experiential learning. Those are fancy words for getting real world experience while in college. At Southeast, we believe education means more than classroom experience. That's why, here, you'll go on air, make a pitch, get a byline, take the stage, design the lighting, meet with clients or exhibit your work as part of your curriculum.
96%of Arts & Media graduates are employed or in grad school one year after graduation.
88%of graduates say their courses gave them the skills required for their field.
65%more money with a bachelor's degree than with a high school diploma.
1/3of our interior design graduates were offered jobs following their internships.
4,000Arts & Media alumni connections nationwide, with more than 50 working on the Coasts and in Chicago.
95%of our Music Education majors find employment immediately after graduation.
Our faculty teach because it is their passion to make you the best in a field they love. Beyond teaching, these leaders have experience doing the very thing you're pursuing. That sounds like a pretty great partnership to us.
Graduating from Southeast Missouri State University is the culmination of dedication and perseverance, according to Victoria Blue. It’s also the beginning of a new career and step forward she thought may never happen. Blue, a talented French horn player of Chaffee, Missouri, always knew she wanted to study music and perform. But as a senior [...]
Southeast Missouri State University alumnus Maxwell Schnur loves seeing happy faces at “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” “Seeing the faces of our guests, both adults and children alike, light up when they enjoy the show and the magical experience we provide them — that’s my favorite part,” he says of his role. A native [...]
Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus announces rescheduled dates for youth to participate in a summer youth theatre workshop producing “Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS” as part of its 2020 River Campus Summer Arts Festival. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the workshop is now scheduled for July 20-Aug. 9. Students will participate in all-day acting workshops [...]
From Missouri’s only campus dedicated to art, dance, music, and theatre to a mass communication learning lab located right on Cape Girardeau’s media row--at the Holland College of Arts & Media, you’ll be learning in facilities designed to prepare you for the professional world.
Here’s the bottom line for your bottom line: Southeast is one of the top 2 institutions in Missouri in accreditations, and it’s in the top 5 of the lowest cost universities in the state! That means you can be assured you’re getting a quality education at an affordable price. Plus, we award $20 million in academic scholarships and 1,500 endowed scholarships each year to further help you with the cost of your degree. College can be challenging, we’re working to make paying for it easier.
Welcome to the Holland College of Arts and Media. It is my honor to serve as the inaugural Dean of this new vibrant and creative college.
We are very excited at Southeast to bring together the Department of Art and Design, the Department of Mass Media, the Department of Music, and The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance under one college. We believe these nationally accredited academic departments represent some of the best programs in the state and the Midwest. Our facilities are diverse, ranging from the only college campus dedicated to art, dance, music, and theatre in Missouri to the Rust Center for Media in the heart of downtown Cape Girardeau.
Students will find dynamic faculty providing countless experiential learning opportunities, such as the recent production of the original musical An American Hero produced as part of the New York Musical Festival in New York City.
Throughout the year the Holland College will host numerous open houses, tours, and scholarship auditions. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions or visit us in person. We can’t wait to meet you and see what you can do!
Dean of the Holland College of Arts and Media
River Campus Seminary 306
Holland College of Arts and Media
One University Plaza, MS 7895
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701