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!

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  • River Campus Center Opening to Rave Reviews

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 20, 2014 – St. Agnes Academy High School classmates Abigail Crockett and Anna Ricci of Memphis, Tenn., have already settled in as roommates in the new River Campus Center opening this week at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. “It’s very convenient and very homey,” Ricci said. “It’s gorgeous,” Crockett added. […]
  • Theatre and Dance Open House Planned Aug. 25

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 15, 2014 – The Department of Theatre and Dance at Southeast Missouri State University will hold an open house at 6 p.m. Aug. 25 in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre at Southeast’s River Campus so new students can meet current faculty and staff. New theatre and dance students, both those […]
  • MAC Awards $23,717 in Grants to Support University Arts, Literary Initiatives

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 12, 2014 – The Missouri Arts Council (MAC) recently awarded five grants totaling $23,717 to support a variety of arts initiatives in the coming year at Southeast Missouri State University. MAC awarded $7,700 to support the Jazz Dance Residency Program, $2,000 to help with the printing and distribution of the University […]
  • Open Auditions Aug. 17 for Fall Theatre Productions

    CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 4, 2014 – Open auditions for Southeast Missouri State University’s Department of Theatre and Dance fall productions will be held Aug. 17. Auditions for principal and ensemble roles for the musical, “Hairspray,” as well as Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” Christopher Durang’s absurd comedy “Durang, Durang” and the Fault-Line Film Festival will be held […]

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