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.

Doing your dream job before landing your dream job



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.



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Launching Extraordinary Careers


 
96%of Arts & Media graduates are employed or in grad school one year after graduation.

MORE THAN
88%of graduates say their courses gave them the skills required for their field.

EARN
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.

MORE THAN
4,000Arts & Media alumni connections nationwide, with more than 50 working on the Coasts and in Chicago.

OVER
95%of our Music Education majors find employment immediately after graduation.


Learning from Industry Leaders



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.



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River Campus Honored with City’s Beautification Award

The River Campus at Southeast Missouri State University has been honored with the City of Cape Girardeau’s “Keep Cape Beautiful, Property of the Month” award for October. The award was presented Monday, Oct. 15, at the Cape Girardeau City Council meeting. The “Keep Cape Beautiful, Property of the Month” award is an affiliate of the […]


Picasso, Futurism Art Focus of Crisp Museum’s ‘Historic Tuesday Talk’ Oct. 23

The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus will host Dr. Joni Hand, associate professor of art history at Southeast, as part of its “Historic Tuesday Talk” series at 7 p.m. Oct. 23. Hand will present “Time, Speed, and Motion: Picasso and Futurism.” This presentation is free […]


Crisp Museum Announces Cartooning Workshop, Youth Comic Character Drawing Contest

The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum is hosting a “Beginner Cartooning Face and Figure” workshop Oct. 23 and 30 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. A preregistration fee of $10 is due by Oct. 22 for ages nine to adult. Supplies are provided. The workshop is in conjunction with the Crisp Museum’s “Comic Book Art from […]



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Creating World Class Learning Spaces



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.



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Financing Your Education

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.


Forging a Network



Our graduates pursue exciting careers doing what they love. Find out more about what our alumni are doing, and see what you could do!



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/// From the Dean

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 the arts 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!

Best,
Rhonda Weller-Stilson
Dean of the Holland College of Arts and Media



(573) 651-2210
tmessmer@semo.edu
River Campus Seminary 306

Holland College of Arts and Media
One University Plaza, MS 7895
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701




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(573) 651-2210
tmessmer@semo.edu
River Campus Seminary 306

Holland College of Arts and Media
One University Plaza, MS####
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701