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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.
Southeast Missouri State University’s students in The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance will have the opportunity to perform in a new medium when “The New Normal: A Collection of Short Plays” streams in November. “The New Normal” will stream Nov. 5-15. “The New Normal” replaces “Metamorphoses” in the Top of the Marq [...]
Three unlikely friends will take control of their circumstances in surprising ways while working in a man’s world when “9 to 5: The Musical” hits the stage at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sept. 30-Oct. 3 and 2 p.m. Oct. 4 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall [...]
The U.S. women’s soccer team captured global attention last summer when it brought home the 2019 Women’s World Cup. Now, The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance plans to build on that excitement when it performs “The Wolves” Sept. 16-20 and Sept. 25-27 at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. Performances will be [...]
Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus announces the event lineup for a remarkable season of music, art, theatre and dance during the 2020-2021 season. The 14th River Campus season invites patrons to enjoy an extensive variety of visual and performing arts events by Southeast’s departments of music, art and design, The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory [...]