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The Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts at Southeast are 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, cafeteria, computer labs and the Arts Resource Center all on site. Studies include programs leading to either a professional degree or a liberal arts degree. And Southeast Missouri State University offers more than $17 million in scholarship awards annually, making a Southeast education possible for any student who seeks it. Many options are available, for every discipline within the Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts. Want to know more?

In addition to strong academic programs the university is also committed to the community. We offer international touring performances as well as free concerts, exhibits and hands-on learning throughout the year for students of all ages including multiple summer youth workshops. And if you can’t wait until then, join us this spring as we offer Saturday workshops for young theater lovers – details below!

Beauty and the Beast

Come be a part of Southeast Missouri State University Children’s workshop, Beauty and the Beast. Join in the fun of learning songs, scenes, and dances. This workshop is bursting with memorable characters and tunes. Actors find their voice and gain self-confidence in this artistic environment. Classes will be Saturday mornings and include physical and vocal warm-ups, character-building exercises, and a final condensed performance of the musical on the last day for family and friends to enjoy.

Saturday mornings – March 4th, March 11th, March 25th, April 1st and April 8th
9:00 am-12:00 pm
Grades Kindergarten - 4th grade
Cost - $150

Classes will be held in the Acting|Directing Studio (snacks provided)
Dobbins River Campus Center, Room 114
Special performance for family and friends at 11:30 am on the last day of classes
Please call 573.651.2210 with questions.

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Alice in Wonderland

We welcome students to join us by learning scenes from Alice in Wonderland, based on the classic novels written by Lewis Carroll. Follow Alice on her journey as she chases the white rabbit down the rabbit hole. Students will learn scenes from this adventurous play. Actors find their voice and gain self-confidence in this artistic environment. These Saturday afternoon classes will include physical and vocal warm-ups, character-building exercises, and a condensed final performance on the last day for family and friends.

Saturday afternoons – March 4th, March 11th, March 25th, April 1st and April 8th
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Grades 5th – 8th grade
Cost - $150

Classes will be held in the Acting|Directing Studio (snacks provided) Dobbins River Campus Center, Room 114
Special performance for family and friend at 3:30 pm on the final class day
Please call 573.651.2210 with questions.

Register Now!

So you can see, whether it’s viewing exhibits in the Crisp Museum, interacting in Family Days, participating in youth workshops or attending summer academies there is something for everyone. And did we mention the Summer Arts Festival. The campus rolls with activities and every speck of the campus swirls with activities including free theatrical performances, art displays and hands-on fun. Don’t you want to SEE What’s Next!

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News

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    Catapult Creative House will display an exhibition titled “What do we do with all this . . . ?” opening May 5 on the first Friday of the month. The show will feature artists from across the nation and from a wide array of disciplines ranging from traditional printmaking to video/sound installations. A one-of-a-kind creative […]
  • May First Friday Features Southeast Student’s Metal Sculptures at Catapult

    The Catapult Creative House Student Studios will hold their annual Artist of the Month exhibition titled “The Work of Cherie Markham” by Southeast Missouri State University student Cherie Markham opening May 5, the First Friday in May. The exhibition reception is scheduled for 5-9 p.m. May 5, and is located on the second floor of […]
  • Southeast’s ‘Biennial Faculty Exhibition’ Opens May 5 at Crisp Museum

    The “Biennial Faculty Exhibition” will open May 5 in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The public is invited to attend an opening reception from 4-8 p.m. May 5. The exhibit will remain on display through June 25. The “Biennial Faculty Exhibition” features a sampling […]
  • The Conservatory of Theatre and Dance Hosting Senior Showcase May 5-6

    The Conservatory of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University will hold its annual “Senior Showcase,” a cabaret for graduating seniors, at 7:30 p.m. May 5-6 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre at the River Campus. A reception will immediately follow both performances in the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center. The showcase […]

Contact

573.986.4900
tmessmer@semo.edu
River Campus Seminary 306
Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts
One University Plaza, MS 7895
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701