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Dean Turpin
Dean of the David R Hayworth School of Arts and Design and Professor of Interior Design
Housing all the visual and performing arts, the David R. Hayworth School of Arts and Design welcomes those who wish to foster their creativity into meaningful careers in the creative arts industries. We offer programs in Studio Art, Graphic Design, Fashion Merchandising, Interior Design, Music, Theater, and Dance. Whether you want to be the maker or the performer or anything in between, our community of dedicated faculty and staff mentors are here to support your journey. Learn more about our activities by reviewing In the Studio and our many campus events. Come celebrate your love of the arts with us!
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Best Regional Colleges in the South by U.S. News World Report
The programs in the School of Arts and Design have distinguished themselves through their national ranking (theater), international tours (music)and accreditations (National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation). But, it is our faculty and staff at HPU that truly differentiates us. We are wholly invested in your development as an individual wanting a career in the creative arts. From one-on...
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Martha Ashley
Martha Ashley
Administrative Assistant School of Arts and Design
Darrell E. Sechrest Art Gallery
Darrell E. Sechrest Art Gallery
View the latest exhibitions and calls for artists.
Core Values

David R. Hayworth School of Arts and Design…

  • Values the role of the artist and designer as an individual who can facilitate social/cultural change at a local and global level.
  • Values the creative thought and expression of all people.
  • Values intellectual curiosity and the drive to independently pursue a question, thought or idea with passion and vigor.
  • Values collaborative working environments that inspire interdisciplinary exploration.
  • Values the centrality of experiential learning as a crucial component of the educational process.
Mission Statement

The mission of High Point University’s School of Arts and Design is to:

  1. create a stimulating and inclusive environment that encourages the exchange of ideas and the intellectual and creative development of faculty and students;
  2. prepare globally aware students for continued growth in a diverse range of fields by instilling professional values and fostering the ability to engage in critical inquiry through a variety of creative methods;
  3. cultivate an appreciation for artistic expression, understanding of visual literacy, and awareness of design in the university and surrounding communities.
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