Summer Arts Festival Coming to the River Campus

Summer Arts Festival

A full slate of summer activities is planned at the River Campus, providing plenty of opportunities to enjoy the arts in the coming months. Among them, the second annual Summer Arts Festival gets underway June 20 and features a two weekend run of Seussical the Musical. Read More.

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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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High School Resident Camps


Summer at Southeast offers a wide variety of special interest opportunities to area youth ranging in age from pre-school to college through multi-day and overnight summer programs and camps.

Art Academy

Art Academy

Southeast Missouri State University announces a range of engaging and creative learning experiences in a wide variety of media for children through adults in its 2015 Art Academy Workshops beginning in June.

Theatre/Dance Summer Academy

Theatre/Dance Academy

The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Theatre and Dance will offer its annual summer Theatre and Dance Academy June 1-5 and June 8-12 at Southeast’s River Campus.

Museum Summer Academy

Participants will experience a number of interesting and fun hands-on activities focusing machines. Lessons include wheel and axle, gear, lever, inclined plane, pulley and wedge under the topics of paper sculpture, mixed media collage, toys, tools, trains and da Vinci.


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