The Conservatory of Theatre & Dance at Southeast Missouri State University is a professional training program with a threefold mission:
Our goal is to provide students with training, experiences, knowledge, and connections to launch a rewarding career in the performing arts, and our outstanding alums are testament to the success of our program.
Southeast Missouri State University is ranked as "Best in the Midwest" by US News & World Report as one the top liberal arts educations at an affordable price, and The Conservatory of Theatre & Dance is one of the preeminent programs in the Earl & Margie Holland School of Visual & Performing Arts and its world-class River Campus facilities, Missouri's only separate campus solely devoted to the arts.
Southeast Missouri State University is a proud member of the esteemed National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST), and The Conservatory offers the following degree programs:
The Conservatory has 16 full-time professional faculty & staff and approximately 175 majors. Each year, the Conservatory produces 6 major, faculty-directed/choreographed productions, 4 second stage productions, numerous cabarets and showcases, student-directed one-acts and staged readings, and student choreographed dance concerts. The Conservatory also co-produces the annual Fault Line Film Festival. Emphasizing career preparation through teaching Arts Entrepreneurship and the Business of the Arts as part of most technique classes, the Conservatory provides an abundance of additional experiential learning opportunities through:
Please browse our website, and we encourage perspective students and their families to schedule an appointment with our faculty, staff, and students, to participate in classes for a day, and to see a production. We are always delighted to talk about the Conservatory and to discuss our generous scholarship opportunities.
If you have any questions about Southeast Missouri State University, the Holland School, or The Conservatory of Theatre & Dance, please contact me at 573-651-2149 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the meantime, we strongly encourage you to click on the Prospective Student link and register for Auditions/Interviews for the admission into one of the BFA programs and Scholarships for both the BFA and BA programs.
My very best,
Dr. Kenneth Stilson, ChairThe Conservatory of Theatre & Dance at Southeast Missouri