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River Campus is home to the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts a world-class entertainment venue for student and touring performances.  The River Campus is the only campus dedicated solely to art, dance, music and theatre in Missouri. Unlike many universities that house these disciplines in facilities across campus, Southeast provides a unique opportunity for artists of all talents to spend time and work together on a daily basis and in the same space.

The River Campus opened in 2007 and houses the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall, the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Southeast Missouri Regional Museum, the John and Betty Glenn Convocation Center, the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre and the Robert F. and Gertrude L. Shuck Music Recital Hall as well as the historic Seminary Building.  In Fall 2014, in order to meet growing demand, the Kenneth & Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center opened.  In this new residence hall, talented people eat, sleep and work together; whether it’s perfecting an instrumental performance in one of the practice rooms, finishing a masterpiece, or working out in the fitness center, there is never a chance of being bored. As you can see, River Campus is a vibrant community of gifted artists, musicians, actors, performers and dancers. Combine that with international touring groups and guest speakers and you find there are unlimited opportunities for anyone interested in the arts. Join us for a free concert, exhibition, workshop, academies, performing arts production or a summer festival. You can never tell what we will do next

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River Campus News

  • Arts Council Displaying Southeast Summer Art Academy Student Artwork

    Student artworks from Southeast Missouri State University’s Art Academy workshops will be on display Aug. 3-28 at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri and Visual Arts Cooperative, located at 16 N. Spanish Street. The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will host an opening reception on the First Friday, Aug. 3, from 5-9 p.m. This year, […]
  • Agreement Paves Way for Borough of Manhattan Community College Theatre Grads to Transfer to Southeast

    Officials with Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC) in New York City and Southeast Missouri State University signed an agreement July 12 paving the way for a seamless transfer of BMCC Associate of Science in Theatre (AST) graduates into Southeast’s Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre, musical theatre option. Signing the agreement in New York […]
  • Southeast Alumnus Performing with St. Louis Muny during 100th season

    Southeast Missouri State University alumnus Timothy Weddle of Jefferson City, Missouri, is performing this summer as a pit musician with the St. Louis Municipal Opera Theatre, commonly known as the Muny. With a love for musical theatre, the freelance musician sought out the opportunity to work for the highly professional organization located in Forest Park […]
  • ‘Craig Thomas: Painting from Life’ Opens July 6 in Crisp Museum

    “Craig Thomas: Painting from Life” opens on Friday, July 6, in the Rosemary Berkel and Harry L. Crisp II Museum at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus. The public is invited to view the exhibition beginning July 6. An opening reception with an artist’s talk will be held at 6 p.m. that evening. The exhibit […]


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