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 Theatre, Public Relations Student Shares River Campus Experiences with Board of Regents

    Southeast Missouri State University senior Francesca Bucci of Gurnee, Illinois, told the Southeast Board of Regents today that Southeast made it possible for her to pursue degrees in two separate fields about which she’s passionate. Bucci, a double major in mass communication, public relations option, and theatre, acting option, was inspired by her parents who [...]
  • ‘The Three Musketeers’ to Bring Intrigue, Treachery, Love in Epic Tale to Bedell Stage

    A tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes, and above all, honor, “The Three Musketeers” will delight audiences in this great coming-of-age story and romantic adventure Sept. 25-29 at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The talented professionals and students of The Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance will bring to life this masterful [...]
  • Student Production of ‘Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding’ Comes to River Campus Sept. 13-14

    Hilarity ensues in the improvisational comedy “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding,” set to keep audiences on their toes at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus Sept. 13 and 14. The interactive improv show, directed and co-produced by Southeast student Francesca Bucci, follows the wedding and reception of an Italian-American family. The wedding will be held [...]
  • Southeast Missouri State Partners with SoutheastHEALTH for Comprehensive Student Healthcare Services

    Southeast Missouri State University and SoutheastHEALTH announced a collaborative partnership today in which SoutheastHEALTH will serve as comprehensive providers of orthopedic and sports medicine services for the University’s NCAA Division I athletics program, its intramural and club sport participants and for the University’s performing arts students. Under the agreement, SoutheastHEALTH orthopedic and sports medicine physicians [...]
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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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