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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 student Francesca Bucci is combining her passion for comedy and public relations this summer as a marketing and design intern at Stage773 in Chicago, Illinois. Bucci, a senior double majoring in mass media, public relations option, and theatre, acting option, from Gurnee, Illinois, says she feels right at home on the [...]
Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus announces the event lineup for an astonishing season of music, art, theatre and museum exhibits during the 2019-2020 season. The 13th River Campus season will offer a spectacular breadth of performing arts events by Southeast’s departments of music, art and design, The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance, [...]
The production of “Newsies” scheduled for 7:30 p.m. June 21 at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus has been cancelled due to a power outage caused by today’s storms. The production has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 22 at 2 p.m. in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre. Tickets for tonight’s performance will be honored [...]
Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus announces the event lineup for its sixth annual Summer Arts Festival offering a full day of visual and performing arts exhibitions and activities June 15. The day’s events are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature live music, dance and theatrical performances, magic, visual arts displays, [...]