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The Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts at Southeast is comprised of the Departments of Art, Music and Theatre & Dance. River Campus provides a unique opportunity for artists of all talents to spend time and work together on a daily basis. The campus is comprised of and includes state of the art classrooms, studios and performance spaces. In addition, students reside in dorms which include wireless internet, work out facilities and cafeteria in addition to computer labs and the Arts Resource Center all on site. Studies include programs leading to either a professional degree or a liberal arts degree. Plan you trip to find out more about all Southeast Missouri State has to offer!

The Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts is also committed to the community. Free concerts are offered throughout the year and students of all ages are engaged in learning and celebrating the arts. Whether it’s viewing exhibits in the Crisp Museum, interacting in Family Days, participating in youth workshops, summer academies or just coming for the fun at the Summer Festival; it’s all about celebrating the Arts.

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Summer Arts Festival

Summer Arts Festival

The second annual River Campus Summer Arts Festival features live music, dance, theatrical performances, magic, visual art displays, hands-on-family-friendly art expression activities and an art walk. This community festival is FREE and open to all ages in the entire region.

Discover the ARTs and Discovery Playhouse

Students and faculty at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus are partnering with the Discovery Playhouse in Cape Girardeau for a program that will give children hands-on lessons in all areas of the arts.

Youth Musical Theatre

Workshop Rack Card

The Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts offered our latest musical theatre youth class this fall with great success. Students had the opportunity to participate in theatre games and exercises in addition to learning scenes and songs from Hairspray and this semester we're offering a Cinderella Workshop. You know it's bound to be magical!


  • Southeast Student Artwork Featured in Salon des Refusés

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 24, 2015 — The Southeast Missouri State University River Campus Art Gallery will continue the successful “Salon des Refusés” tradition with its most recent exhibit, featuring a variety of Southeast student artwork. The exhibit will be on display April 7-16, and a reception is scheduled for April 10 from 5-7 p.m. […]
  • Betty Cooper Hearnes Music Scholarship Established at Southeast

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 23, 2015 – The Betty Cooper Hearnes Music Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. The scholarship has been established through a generous gift from the Cooper family in Betty Cooper Hearnes’ honor. The scholarship was announced March 13 at the birthday celebration of Julia Warren, sister of […]
  • Southeast Hosting American College Dance Association Central Region Conference March 21-24

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Missouri, March 19, 2015 – Four hundred dancers will converge at the Southeast Missouri State University River Campus for the American College Dance Association Central Conference March 21-24. “The organization felt that Southeast and the River Campus were a good fit for the conference in regards to faculty, staff, student volunteers and facilities. It is […]
  • Three-Time ‘Best Musical’ Award Winner ‘Memphis’ Coming to Southeast’s River Campus

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., March 16, 2015 – Tennessee meets Missouri when “Memphis” arrives at 7:30 p.m. March 30 in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tenn., comes a hot new Broadway musical with a brand-new story to tell. Direct from […]