As a student in the Holland College of Arts and Media, you will participate in professional training and degree programs incorporating your creativity with necessary skills and knowledge needed in the marketplace to launch an extraordinary career.

Learning comes from productions in our professional cultural arts center and performance halls, often in your first semester, which is not allowed at some universities. Or maybe you'll gain experience working on our national award-winning student newspaper, at several televisions programs that air on the local CBS affiliate or ESPN+ livestreams. All this work means your first day on the job won't be your first day doing the job. With nearly 96% of our graduates are employed or continuing their education within 6 months of graduating,we think this experience makes them competitive job candidates.

Successful Outcomes Rates by Department

  • 95%

    Art and Design

  • 93%

    Theatre and Dance

  • 95%

    Mass Media

  • 100%


Our graduates go into the workforce ready to take on careers in many areas.

Where our Grads Work

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  • ESPN Logo
  • Walt Disney World Resort Logo
  • Cirque Du Soleil Logo
  • Square Logo
  • The Washington Post Logo
  • NBC Universal Logo

Earning a degree is an investment in your future. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the median annual salary of someone with a high school diploma earns $24,336 less than someone with a bachelor’s degree. Check out the median salaries of some of our most popular career paths.

Occupation Median Salary
Graphic Designer $52,000
Public Relations Specialist $61,000
Interior Designer $56,000
Music Directors and Composers $52,000
Film/Video Editors and Camera Operators $60,000
Actor $42,000

For some of our students, Southeast is their first step towards a higher degree or certification.

Where Our Alumni Attend Graduate and Professional School

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  • Carnegie Mellon University

Mass Communications, '14

"During my time at Southeast, I had a lot of courses with Dr. Kari Hollerbach. She had a lot of insights and knowledge about the mass communication world. She also had real-life projects to work on, instead of everything being an example from a textbook. I remember working on an actual campaign for the Southeast Bookstore and competing with other classmates during a client pitch."

Steven Amrhein, Brand Manager at Emmaus Homes

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Holland College of Arts and Media

The Holland College of Arts and Media contains some of the best programs in Missouri, the Midwest, and the nation. With multiple national accreditations among departments, students graduate with the skills they need to thrive.

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Cape Girardeau, MO 63701