The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance

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The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre & Dance is a professional training and liberal arts program with a fourfold mission:

1. Diverse Technique Training
2. Professional Quality Productions
3. Career Preparation
4. Liberal Arts Education

Our goal is to provide students with training, experiences, knowledge, and connections to launch a rewarding career in the arts and entertainment industries. Dedicated to the free and open pursuit of broad-based knowledge, Dobbins Conservatory also provides students with a liberal arts education, giving them a multi-faceted view of the world.

Southeast Missouri State University is ranked as a “Best in the Midwest” by US News & World Report as one of the top liberal arts educations at an affordable price, and Dobbins Conservatory is one of the preeminent programs in the Holland College and its beautiful River Campus facilities, Missouri’s only separate campus devoted solely to the arts.

Dobbins Conservatory has more than 200 undergraduate majors and 20 full-time professional faculty and staff, plus numerous adjunct faculty, box office, front-of-house, marketing, and River Campus personnel. The conservatory is also served by the Theatre & Dance Society, an extraordinary community organization dedicated to fundraising for the many co-curricular and extracurricular activities produced each year.


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  • Southeast Expanding Credit for Workplace Experience in Admissions Process

    Southeast Missouri State University is making the pathway to higher education more accessible this fall through enhanced consideration of prior learning and workplace experiences in the admissions process. Assessing and awarding credit is key for non-traditional students, many of whom have been in the workforce and have acquired skills and experiences in their careers and [...]
  • Southeast Students to Showcase Original Choreography in ‘Southeast Dance Project’ Dec. 6-7

    The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance presents the “Southeast Dance Project” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 6 and 7 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre at Southeast’s River Campus. The “Southeast Dance Project” is part of the Rhodes 101 Stops and Commerce Bank Theatre and Dance Second Series, and offers a unique [...]
  • OnStage Blog Names Southeast Among Nation’s Top 30 Musical Theatre Programs

    Theatre website OnStage Blog has recognized Southeast Missouri State University in its Top 30 College Musical Theatre Programs for 2019-2020. The ranking reflects the mission of The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance as a professional training and liberal arts program providing diverse technique training, professional quality productions, career preparation and a liberal arts [...]
  • ‘Extravaganza’ Kicks Off Holiday Season at Southeast River Campus Nov. 23

    Kick-off the holiday season with Southeast Missouri State University students at The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance’s Extravaganza on Nov. 23. The Extravaganza will be held in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center at the River Campus with a 5:30 p.m. social, followed by heavy hors d’oeuvres and refreshments at 6 [...]
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Contact

Tamara Howell
573.651.2149
thowell@semo.edu
River Campus Seminary 454
Conservatory of Theatre and Dance
One University Plaza, MS 7850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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