Southeast Missouri State University

Welcome to the Department 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 Department 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!


  • Southeast Theatre and Dance Students Debut on NYC Stage

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 10, 2014 – Ten theatre and dance students at Southeast Missouri State University recently performed in New York City before agents, casting directors, industry professionals, alumni and friends of the University. The New York City Showcase was held in Shetler Studio Theatre. The students were selected to advance to the showcase […]
  • Alumna Launching Dance on Film Project in St. Louis

    Alumna Laura Roth of Jacksonville, Ill., is the founder and artistic director for the Dance on Film Project in St. Louis. “I hope, through The Dance on Film Project, St. Louis, to create more interest in dance on film among the members of the St. Louis community, showcase and celebrate the artwork of local dance […]
  • Alumna Teaching Dancers through Universal Dance Association

    Danielle Albertina of Collinsville, Ill., has been helping other dancers develop their talents as a dance instructor and judge with the Universal Dance Association (UDA). “Judging is so exciting because you get to see the final product of what some teams have been working and putting blood sweat and tears into for the past weeks […]
  • River Campus Summer Arts Festival Announces Event Lineup

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., June 10, 2014 – Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus has announced the event lineup for its first ever full-day Community Summer Arts Festival June 21. The day’s events are scheduled for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature live music, dance, theatrical performances, magic, visual arts displays, hands-on family-friendly art […]