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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 River Campus Announces 2019 Summer Arts Festival Event Lineup

    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, [...]
  • Southeast Mass Media Student Named Finalist for SVG, NACDA 2019 College Sports Media Award

    Rebecca Gangemella, a dance and multimedia journalism double major at Southeast Missouri State University, has been named a finalist for the Sports Video Group (SVG) and the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) 2019 College Sports Media Award. Gangemella of Warrensburg, Missouri, is among seven finalists for the Outstanding Special Feature, Collegiate Student category [...]
  • OnStage Blog Ranks Southeast’s Conservatory of Theatre and Dance ‘Best’ in Missouri

    Popular theatre website OnStage Blog has recognized Southeast Missouri State University in its 2019 edition for having the best undergraduate theatre program in Missouri. 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 [...]
  • Southeast Students Performing Original Choreography in ‘Moving Perspectives’

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus presents “Moving Perspectives: Dance Concert” as a part of the Rhodes 101 Stops and Commerce Bank Theatre and Dance Series at 7:30 p.m. May 3 and 4 in the Rust Flexible Theatre. The show returns to The Conservatory’s productions and will offer another look into the talents of the [...]
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Tamara Howell
573.651.2149
thowell@semo.edu
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Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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