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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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Celebrate the season of merry-making with the “Big Band Christmas Jukebox,” presented by the Department of Music and The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance, Saturday, Nov. 23, at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald. C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The “Christmas Jukebox” is a great opportunity for [...]
Prospective Southeast Missouri State University students interested in majoring in dance are invited to attend Dance Day 2019 on Saturday, Nov. 16, at Southeast’s River Campus. High school students in grades 9-12 are invited to explore dance in a college environment at this free dance event hosted by The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre [...]