Welcome to the Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts' Website

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

  • Southeast Faculty Member Turned Art Student Displays Work in ‘Upsettable’

    The Cateye Glasses Art Studio is pleased to announce the opening of “Upsettable.” “Upsettable” is a collection of sculptural works exploring themes of being upset, whether that involves being turned over, thwarted or experiencing a loss. The exhibit is by Shawn Guiling, a faculty member in Southeast’s Department of Psychology and also a current student […]
  • Southeast’s River Campus Celebrates 10th Season with Celebration, Tribute Concert

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus will celebrate a decade of music, art, theatre and dance education on the banks of the Mississippi River with a full slate of events on Tuesday, March 7. The celebration will include campus tours, recognition of the Vincentians who founded the property in 1843, and a concert, “A Tribute […]
  • Southeast Missouri Symphony, University Choir, Choral Union to Present ‘Tribute to the River Campus’ Concert

    The Southeast Missouri Symphony, University Choir and Choral Union will combine to present a “Tribute to the River Campus” concert on Tuesday, March 7, in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will include performances by the young artist […]
  • Sculptor Tom Stancliffe Speaking on Public Sculpture at Catapult

    Tom Stancliffe, professor of sculpture at the University of Northern Iowa, will visit Southeast Missouri State University’s Catapult Creative House March 2 to speak on “Public Sculpture: Collaborations Across Communities.” Stancliffe’s visit is scheduled for 7-8:30 p.m. at 612 Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau. Stancliffe’s guest lecture coincides with “Public Art: The Art of the […]

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