Program Admittance and Scholarship Application
Because of the risk of the COVID virus, the Conservatory will not hold in-person auditions
during the Fall Semester 2020. Instead, all auditions will be submitted electronically.
When you sign up for an audition date on an application form, the date you select
will be a day you can come to Cape Girardeau and tour the River Campus and have a
chance to meet the faculty and students of the Conservatory. Select a date that works
best for you to come and meet us.
Audition Guidelines and Applications
Select the appropriate application below (either Acting, Musical Theatre, or Theatre
Design & Technology), then complete and submit it. Be sure to follow the upload instructions
for your audition pieces.
We’ll send an email confirming that we’ve received your application and confirm the
date you’ve selected for a visit. If you don’t want to visit the River Campus or would
like to change the date of your visit, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make every effort to meet with you on a date that works for you.
We will participate in festivals and conferences such as SETC, MO Thespians, IL Thespians,
International Thespians, and others. We will review video auditions and portfolio
presentations from those festivals and invite select students to submit audition materials
to the Conservatory.
Students who want to apply for admission to the BFA program or who want to apply for
scholarships for either the BFA or BA programs can find audition guidelines, requirements,
and the application at the links below for the options in which you are interested.
Progam Admission Requirements
- Complete and submit an application below for the option in which you are interested:
Acting, Theatre Design and Technology, or Musical Theatre.
All Scholarship Applicants must have:
- filled out and submitted this application at least 3 days prior to the date chosen
for a visit to the Conservatory
- applied to Southeast Missouri State University as a major in the Jeanine Larson Dobbins
Conservatory of Theatre and Dance
- achieved an Enhanced ACT composite score of at least 21
- earned a cumulative high school grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale)
All Scholarship Recipients must:
- remain a major in the Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance
- maintain a 2.5 cumulative Southeast grade point average
- maintain a 3.0 cumulative Theatre & Dance grade point average
- earn no lower than a “B” in all Rehearsal & Production classes
- complete 30 credit hours per academic year
- demonstrate, in the judgment of the Theatre & Dance faculty, acceptable artistic growth
in her or his designated area of emphasis
- fulfill all duties to the best of her or his ability while maintaining a positive
and professional attitude
Scholarship Amounts & Additional Scholarships
- All Theatre & Dance Scholarships are renewable with acceptable progress (see above)
and are valued at $500, $1,000, or $1,500
- All additional Merit-based Academic Scholarships (e.g., President’s, Regents’, & Governor’s.)
and Leadership Award Scholarships are awarded automatically to qualified students
as they are admitted into the university and may affect the award amount of Theatre
& Dance Scholarship
- Students whose financial aid is already at the highest level due to Regents’ or Governor’s
Scholarships, are encouraged to audition for a Theatre & Dance Scholarship, although
they may not be eligible for additional money. However, those students, as long as
they continue to meet Theatre & Dance Scholarship requirements, may be awarded a Theatre
& Dance Scholarship their sophomore, junior, or senior year should they not meet the
renewal criteria of the academic scholarship, if funding is available.