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Welcome to the Conservatory of Theatre & Dance! We offer a professional training program with Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in Acting, Dance, Musical Theatre, and Theatre Design & Technology. Our goal is to prepare you for an active and successful career in the performing arts through high-level classroom instruction, high-quality productions, masterclasses by professionals in the industry, and summer internships with professional companies.

The Conservatory of Theatre & Dance is located in the Holland School of Visual & Performing Arts where we offer state-of-the-art training and performance facilities at the $75 million River Campus. Our experienced and highly-trained faculty & staff are dedicated to preparing our students for a life-long career as working professionals in the performing arts. If that’s your dream, we can help you make it come true!

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  • Calling all Youth for River Campus Summer Production of ‘Dear Edwina, Jr.’

    Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus is once again offering a summer youth theatre experience as part of its River Campus Summer Arts Festival.  Due to last summer’s successful production of “Honk! Jr.,” which involved 20 community youth, the River Campus has announced it will produce “Dear Edwina, Jr.,” during summer 2017, according to Rhonda Weller-Stilson, associate […]
  • River Campus Debut Show ‘Big River’ Returns in Anniversary Production

    “Big River,” the first show ever performed on the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall stage will return in a special 10th season performance at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 22, 23 and 25, 8 p.m. Feb. 24, and 2 p.m. Feb. 26 as the Rhodes 101 Stops and Commerce Bank Theatre and Dance Series continues at Southeast Missouri […]
  • Children’s Musical Theatre Workshop to Study Acting and Singing at the River Campus

    Children interested in musical theatre are invited to study singing, dancing and acting using the stories of “Beauty and the Beast” and “Alice in Wonderland” in March and April at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The Children’s Theatre Workshop is for students in kindergarten-8 grade, and children of all levels of experience are encouraged […]
  • Southeast Students Certified in Stage Combat

    Several students with Southeast Missouri State University’s Conservatory of Theatre and Dance recently received their certification in stage combat from the 22nd Annual Dueling Arts International (DAI) Winter Workshop in New Orleans, Louisiana. In early January, Addison Brown of St. Louis, Missouri; Ellen Carr of Collierville, Tennessee; Emily Hooks of Nashville, Illinois; Danny Kellett of […]
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Janice Bittle
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Conservatory of Theatre and Dance
One University Plaza, MS 7850
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701
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