They say, college is the best time of your life. We’re partial to that theory, too, but our passion is making sure what comes after college meets your expectations. You’re pursuing a career, and we want to help you achieve that dream. It’s why we feel like talking about the successful outcomes of our graduates is just as important as telling you about what you’ll learn in your classes.

Success by the Numbers

  • 4,000

    Alumni Network

    There are more than 4,000 arts and media alumni connections just waiting for you nationwide, with many working on the coasts and in Chicago. 

  • 96%

    Successful Outcomes Rate

    Ninety-six percent of the graduates of the Holland College of Arts and Media are employed or furthering their education within six months of graduating. 

  • 100%

    Music Successful Outcomes Rate

    All of our music graduates were employed or furthering their education within six months of graduating!

  • 10+

    National Awards

    Our alumni bring home the gold. Whether it's an Emmy, broadcasting awards, first in show, or first place in national festivals, SEMO alumni show their talents and have the accolades to prove it.

Art & Design Alumni Stories

Assistant Graphic Apparel Designer for Dick's Sporting Goods 

Major: Digital Art 
Graduated in 2018 
Resides in Pittsburgh, PA 

Art Therapy Counseling Research Assistant at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville 

Major: Graphic Design 
Graduated in 2017 
Resides in St. Louis, MO  

Associate Professor of Art & Gallery Director at Pfeiffer University 

Major: 2D Art 
Graduated in 1998 
Resides in Concord, NC  

Owner Black Dog Metal Arts 

Major: Sculpture 
Graduated in 2014 
Resides in East Peoria, IL  

Assistant Director/Exhibitions Coordinator at Arts Council of Southeast Missouri 

Major: Fine Arts 
Graduated in 2019 
Resides in Cape Girardeau, MO  

Interior Designer at O'Toole Design Associates 

Major: Interior Design 
Graduated in 2019 
Resides in Edwardsville, IL  

Graphic Designer, Freelance 

Major: Sculpture 
Graduated in 2015 
Resides in Eugene, OR  

Gateway Arch Park Foundation 

Major: Graphic Design 
Graduated in 2016 
Resides in St. Louis, MO  

Principal Digital Product Designer at Starbucks 

Major: Graphic Design 
Graduated in 2006 
Resides in Seattle, WA  

Milford Kitchen & Bath 

Major: Interior Design 
Graduated in 2014 
Resides in Fenton, MO  

Abstract Marketing Group 

Major: Graphic Design 
Graduated in 2016 
Resides in St. Louis, MO

Graphic Art Designer at The Wright Group 

Major: Graphic Design 
Graduated in 2018 
Resides in Cape Girardeau, MO  

MFA candidate and Art Lofts teaching assistant 

Major: Sculpture 
Graduated in 2016 
Resides in Madison, WI  

Petullo Fellow pursuing MFA 

Major: Graphic Design 
Graduated in 2012 
Resides in Champaign, IL  

Pursuing MFA 

Major: Studio Art 
Graduated in 2013 
Resides in Charleston, IL  

Art Department Chair 

Major: Art Education 
Graduated in 2010 
Resides in Cape Girardeau, MO  

Assistant Professor of Studio Art 

Major: Ceramics 
Graduated in 2008 
Resides in Ruston, LA  

Pursuing MFA 

Major: Printmaking 
Graduated in 2014 
Resides in North Texas  

Assistant Professor University of Missouri-St. Louis 

Major: Art Education 
Graduated in 2009 
Resides in St. Louis, MO  

Art Teacher 

Major: Art Education 
Graduated in 2010 & 2013  
Resides in Poplar Bluff, MO  

Painter, Printmaker, Bookmaker, and Room Maker 

Major: Painting 
Graduated in 2014 
Resides in Memphis, TN  

Freelance Animator 

Major: Digital Art 
Graduated in 2016 
Resides in St. Louis, MO  

Teaching Assistant and Private Collections Assistant 

Major: Digital Art 
Graduated in 2016 
Resides in Washington 

Elementary Art Teacher 

Major: Art Education 
Graduated in 2012 
Resides in St. James, MO  

Mass Media

CEO/President of Innovative Financial Solutions 

Major: Public Relations 
Graduated in 2001 
Resides in Cape Girardeau, MO  

Global Innovation Program Manager at IBM 

Major: Mass Communication 
Graduated in 2008 
Resides in Farmington, MO  

Executive Director at Beebe Chamber of Commerce 

Major: Mass Communication, Public Relations Option  
Graduated in 2002 
Resides in Austin, AR  

Brand Manager at Emmaus Homes 

Major: Mass Communications 
Graduated in 2014 
Resides in St Louis, MO  

Music

Bassist at St. Louis Municipal Opera Theatre 

Major: Music Performance 
Graduated in 2006 
Resides in Jefferson City, MO

Soprano, Met Opera regional winner

former Director of the School of Music, University of Northern Iowa

Theatre & Dance

Performer at Shakespeare in the Park 

Major: Acting and Directing 
Graduated in 2005 
Resides in New York  

Experiences & Events Manager at Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group 

Majors: Theater and Mass Communication 
Graduated in 2005 
Resides in Las Vegas, NV  

Costume Assistant on the show "Hand of God" 

Major: Design 
Resides in Los Angeles, CA

Performer in Broadway's "Mamma Mia" 

Major: Fine arts: Emphasis Acting and Directing 
Graduated in 2008 
Resides in New York City, NY  

Teacher and Performer in New York City 

Major: Dance 
Resides in New York City  

Company Dancer with Streb Extreme Action 

Major: Dance 
Resides in New York City

Cutelli Comedy studio 

Major: Acting/Directing 
Resides in Sherman Oaks, CA 

Actress 

Major: Acting 

Director, Producer 

Major: Acting/Directing 
Graduated in 2009 
Resides in Los Angeles, CA 

Milwaukee Repertory Theatre 

Major: Acting 
Resides in Milwaukee, WI 

Dance Studio Owner 

Major: Dance 
Graduated in 2005 
Resides in Sikeston, MO 

Actress/Costume Designer 

Major: Musical Theatre 
Graduated in 2012 
Resides in St. Louis, MO 

Performer, Disney Cruise Lines 

Major: Musical Theatre 
Graduated in 2015 

Competition Team Director, Wildwood Dance and Arts 

Major: Dance 
Graduated in 2015 
Resides in St. Louis, MO 

Apprentice, Leverage Dance Company 

Major: Dance 
Graduated in 2013 
Resides in St. Louis, MO 

Assistant Professor, Redford University 

Major: Dance 
Resides in Redford, VA 

Marketing Associate 

Major: Dance 
Graduated in 2009 
Resides in St. Louis, MO 

Costume 

Major: Theatrical Design 
Graduated in 2007 
Resides in Minnesota 

Actor 

Major: Theatre 
Graduated in 2013 
Resides in St. Louis, MO 

Actress 

Major: Musical Theatre 
Graduated in 2012 
Resides in New York City 

Freelance Dancer 

Major: Dance 
Graduated in 2013 
Resides in New York City 

Actor 

Major: Musical Theatre 
Graduated in 2013 
Resides in San Diego, CA 

Actress, Princess Cruises 

Major: Musical Theatre 
Graduated in 2012 

Costumer 

Major: Design 
Graduated in 2008 
Resides in St. Louis, MO 

Location
Office
River Campus Seminary 306
Mailing Address
One University Plaza, MS 7895
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701