Dobbins Theater and Dance Conservatory


Mission statement and objectives

Mission statement

Southeast Missouri State University provides student-centered education and experiential learning with a foundation of liberal arts and sciences, embracing a tradition of access, exceptional teaching and commitment to the success of students who contribute significantly to the development of the region and beyond.

The Earl and Margie Holland College of Arts & Media prepares students to launch professional careers in the arts, entertainment and media industries while inspiring excellence, passion for training, knowledge, critical thinking, creativity and engaged citizenship.

The Conservatory of Theater and Dance Jeanine Larson Dobbins is a professional training and liberal arts program with a quadruple mission:

  1. Various Technical Training
  2. Professional quality productions
  3. Career preparation
  4. Liberal Arts Education


Our goal is to provide students with the education, experiences, knowledge and connections to launch rewarding careers in the arts and entertainment industries. Dedicated to the free and open pursuit of general knowledge, the Dobbins Conservatory also provides students with liberal arts training, giving them a multifaceted view of the world.

Southeast Missouri State University is ranked among the ‘Best in the Midwest’ by US News & World Report as one of the best liberal arts education at an affordable price, and Dobbins Conservatory is one of Holland College’s most important programs and its beautiful river. Campus facilities, the only separate campus in Missouri devoted solely to the arts.

The Dobbins Conservatory has over 200 undergraduate majors and 20 full-time faculty and staff, as well as numerous adjunct professors, counters, reception, marketing, and River Campus staff. The Conservatory is also served by the Theater & Dance Society, an extraordinary community organization dedicated to raising funds for the many extracurricular and extracurricular activities produced each year.


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