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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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  • ‘Heathers: The Musical’ Opens Dialogue on Teen Issues in Offbeat Comedy at River Campus

    The darkly delicious story of Veronica Sawyer who rejects the cruelest girls in Westerberg High, the Heathers, for a new boyfriend who plans to put the girls in their place, six feet under, exposes bullying, depression, teen suicide and a range of adolescent issues in the hilarious heartfelt comedy, “Heathers: The Musical” Oct. 30-Nov. 10 [...]
  • Southeast River Campus Hosting Internationally Recognized Fight Choreographer

    The Holland College of Arts and Media at Southeast Missouri State University will host Lloyd Caldwell for a masterclass presentation in rapier and dagger on Friday, Oct. 4 The class, scheduled from noon- 2 p.m. in the Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center Room 114, is an opportunity for Southeast students to work on [...]
  • ‘Ain’t Misbehavin’’ to Celebrate Legendary Jazz Oct. 10-12 at River Campus

    Jump and jive with the cast of “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and enjoy the Harlem stride style music that laid the groundwork for modern jazz piano Oct. 10-12 as part of the Second Stage Series at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The sassy, sultry musical celebration takes audiences along a journey with eight performers through the [...]
  • Southeast Theatre Student Selected to Perform in Alabama Shakespeare Festival

    Southeast Missouri State University student Jay Wade has landed a leading role in the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s (ASF) production of “Pipeline,” Oct. 17-27 in Montgomery, Alabama. Wade, a senior theatre major, acting option, from St. Louis, Missouri, will be playing Omari in this powerful play that delves into the issue of the “school-to-prison” pipeline that [...]
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Conservatory of Theatre and Dance
One University Plaza, MS 7850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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