Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts Hosting Immersive Experience Sept. 27 for Prospective Students


River Campus aerialSoutheast Missouri State University imagined a campus dedicated to the arts. Now, it’s inviting prospective students from throughout the Midwest to visit that dream on Sept. 27.

Southeast’s Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts invites high school students to an open house at its River Campus to experience a day in the life at one of the region’s only universities offering music, art, theatre and dance on one campus.

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Throughout the day, students will attend a class in their area of interest — art, dance, music or theatre; take campus tours; view final dress rehearsals for “A Chorus Line”; and attend a cast party with current visual and performing arts students after the performance.

The event is free to prospective arts students. Registration is available online at semo.edu/VisitRiverCampus.

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and National Association of Schools of Theater, the Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts housed at Southeast’s River Campus is a vibrant community of gifted artists, musicians, actors, performers and dancers who offer the region the very best in arts and entertainment, rivaling the talent of those found in New York City and Chicago.

The Holland School brings together the Department of Art, the Department of Music and The Conservatory of Theatre and Dance. Students in these disciplines learn from a faculty of working industry professionals who have performed on stages around the globe, presented their art in countless exhibitions and museums, and written acclaimed screenplays for movies.

on the townThe River Campus, which opened in 2007 and is celebrating its 10th season this year, is Missouri’s only campus dedicated to the arts. Bringing visual, music and performing arts together in one location, the Holland School offers unique opportunities for students to experience innovative degree programs and to work with other artists and performers on a daily basis in first-rate performance spaces, art studios and galleries, and in a regional museum.

Southeast’s River Campus trains its students with a multitude of extraordinary experiences and contact with industry professionals, preparing them to launch extraordinary careers when they graduate. Alumni have established arts careers everywhere – The Julliard School, Carnegie Mellon University and the Broadway Theatre Project, to name a few.

The new Kenneth and Jeanine Dobbins River Campus Center was added to the campus in fall 2014. It combines both academic and residential space where students can live and learn together with others who share their passion for the arts. Just steps away from academic spaces, residents in the Center make their home in suite-style rooms connected by a shared kitchenette, living room and bathroom. The Center also features practice rooms, a dance studio, a fitness center, dining facilities and common areas, all overlooking the mighty Mississippi River.

Each year, more than 500 students join the Holland School to live and learn together. Prospective students are invited to Southeast’s world class River Campus Sept. 27 to explore their future in the arts. For more information on Southeast’s Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts, visit http://semo.edu/svpa/about.html.