Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts

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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.

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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  • ‘Commence’ Installed as Gateway to Southeast, City of Cape

    Since 1948, Southeast Missouri State University’s alma mater has celebrated the institution as a “beacon light for all below.” Fast forward 69 years, and “Commence,” a stainless-steel work of art, is conveying that message in a new light. It represents “a gateway to the University and the City of Cape Girardeau,” said Chris Wubbena, Southeast […]
  • Southeast Student Bringing Joy of Dance to Those in Need

    Southeast Missouri State University senior Hannah Misenheimer is spending her summer sharing her love for dance with those affected by Parkinson’s Disease. Misenheimer, a dance major from Arlington, Tennessee, is dancing and teaching with the Mark Morris Dance Group’s Dance for Parkinson’s Disease (PD) ® in New York City. In Dance for PD® classes, participants are empowered […]
  • Southeast Orchestral and Chamber Music Institute Announces Three Free Public Recitals

    The Southeast Orchestral and Chamber Music Institute at Southeast Missouri State University announces its fifth annual chamber music recitals to be presented at the River Campus July 14 and 15. The concerts are free and open to the public. On Friday, July 14, the Chamber Institute faculty will present a recital in the Robert F. […]
  • Brian Alworth’s ‘Peaceful Solitude’ Opens July 7 in Crisp Museum

    “Peaceful Solitude: The Film Photography of Brian Alworth” opens on Friday, July 7, in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The public is invited to view the exhibition beginning July 7. An opening reception will be held from 4-8 p.m. that evening, with an artist’s […]


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Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts
One University Plaza, MS 7895
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701