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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 Alum Earns His Ears at Disney

    Southeast Missouri State University alumnus Maxwell Schnur loves seeing happy faces at “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” “Seeing the faces of our guests, both adults and children alike, light up when they enjoy the show and the magical experience we provide them — that’s my favorite part,” he says of his role. A native [...]

    Rescheduled Dates Announced for ‘101 Dalmatians KIDS’ Youth Theatre Workshop

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus announces rescheduled dates for youth to participate in a summer youth theatre workshop producing “Disney’s 101 Dalmatians KIDS” as part of its 2020 River Campus Summer Arts Festival. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the workshop is now scheduled for July 20-Aug. 9. Students will participate in all-day acting workshops [...]

    2020 River Campus Summer Arts Festival Virtual Auditions for ‘Bring It On The Musical’ Announced

    Southeast Missouri State University’s Earl and Margie Holland College of Arts and Media will hold virtual auditions for the 2020 River Campus Summer Arts Festival production of “Bring It On The Musical.” Auditions are open to University students and the general public. Video submissions are due by 5 p.m. April 17 at Submissions must include [...]

    Southeast’s Fault Line Film Festival Celebrates 10 Years with New Virtual Format

    Southeast Missouri State University’s Fault Line Film Festival will celebrate 10 years of showcasing the creative talents of filmmaking students from the University, area high schools and other institutions across the Midwest during an entirely online version of the Fault Line Film Festival April 10-18. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers have shifted the normal [...]


Ken Stilson
River Campus Seminary 452
Conservatory of Theatre and Dance
One University Plaza, MS 7850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701

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