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See what makes Southeast's River Campus unique

Southeast Missouri State University is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our campus community and are able to provide a quality academic experience as well as personal support for our students. The River Campus is home to the Earl and Margie Holland College of Arts and Media, a world-class entertainment venue for student and touring performances.  The River Campus is the only campus dedicated solely to art, dance, music and theatre in Missouri. Unlike many universities that house these disciplines in facilities across campus, Southeast provides a unique opportunity for artists of all talents to spend time and work together safely.  

The River Campus opened in 2007 and houses the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall, the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Southeast Missouri Regional Museum, the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre and the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall as well as the historic Seminary Building.  In Fall 2014, in order to meet growing demand, the Kenneth & Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center opened. 

Whether it’s perfecting that instrumental performance in one of the practice rooms, finishing a masterpiece in one of our art studios or rehearsing for the big performance,  we are here to guide you to your very next best.  River Campus is a vibrant community of gifted artists, musicians, actors, performers and dancers. Combine that with international touring groups, guest speakers and master classes and you will discover unlimited opportunities. Come and be a part of what we do next


River Campus News

    Southeast Announces 2021 River Campus Summer Arts Festival Event Lineup

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus announces the event lineup for its annual Summer Arts Festival offering a full day of visual and performing arts exhibitions and activities on Saturday, June 19. The day’s events are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature live music, dance and theatrical performances, visual arts displays, [...]

    Crisp Museum Hosting Art Contests at River Campus 2021 Summer Arts Festival

    The Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus will host a number of activities, including two art competitions during the River Campus Summer Arts Festival on June 19. The Museum will be open from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., during which visitors will have the opportunity to compete in plein [...]

    Southeast Hosting First Annual Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival June 14-19

    The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance is proud to present the first annual Lanford Wilson New American Play Festival to showcase new American plays and playwrights from across the country. The Festival, to be held June 14-19 at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus, recognizes the outstanding work of new and professional [...]

    ‘Beyond Industrial’ Opens June 4 at Catapult Creative House

    “Beyond Industrial,” an exhibition of sculpture by students and faculty from Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Art and Design, will be on display from June 4-Aug. 27 at Southeast’s Catapult Creative House. An opening reception will take place on Friday, June 4 from 5-9 p.m. Although often thought of as an industrial material, metal [...]



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