hero image
Scott  Thorp - Augusta University. Augusta, GA, US

Scott Thorp Scott  Thorp

Associate Vice President for Research / Chair, Depart of Art and Design | Augusta University

Augusta, GA, UNITED STATES

At Augusta University, Scott Thorp seeks to create a creative community around a nationally ranked art and design department.

Spotlight

Multimedia

Publications:

Documents:

Photos:

loading image loading image loading image loading image

Videos:

3 Qs with Scott Thorp on Creativity

Audio/Podcasts:

Social

Biography

Thorp previously worked at the Savannah College of Art and Design as a professor and as design coordinator for the school of foundation studies. Before that, he lived and worked for a decade as an exhibiting artist.

Areas of Expertise (6)

User-Centered Design

Concept Development

Contemporary Art

Digital Photography

Creativity Research

Design Thinking

Affiliations (10)

  • The Creative Coast
  • InnoCentive Solvers
  • Front End of Innovation
  • FabLab Interest Group
  • Art Educators USA
  • Maryland Institute College of Art Alumni
  • The Psychology of Creativity
  • MICA alums
  • Ocean Exchange Delegates and Friends
  • International Creative Trainers

Media Appearances (5)

Linda Hardy wins fifth annual Applaud the Artist contest

The Augusta Chronicle  

2016-09-08

“This is my first choice,” said judge Scott Thorp, the chairman of Augusta University’s Department of Art. “It is colorful and has a good composition. Also, it has a very positive and energetic feel.”...

view more

Scott Thorp, Designing the Future

Augusta Magazine  print

2016-04-01

In 2015, a candidate for a job in the department of art at Augusta University—Scott Thorp—got his first tour of downtown Augusta. He also noticed a lot of abandoned buildings and empty storefronts. Wow, he thought: Empty storefronts usually mean cheap rent; artists always look for cheap rent. What a great opportunity there is in Augusta to grow the arts and culture downtown!

Media Appearance Image

view more

Call for Entries: ‘Trifecta’ MFA Exhibition at Augusta University

Georgia Southern University  online

2016-04-15

Trifecta could not take place without the generosity of Scott Thorp, Chair of the Art Department at Augusta University who graciously is providing the Mary S. Byrd Gallery of Art for the exhibition.

view more

Immersive Van Gogh experience is way to expose world to art 4 trillion pixels at a time

Augusta Chronicle  print

2022-02-21

Augusta University art professor Scott Thorp said while most people will never have the opportunity to see Van Gogh originals, this presents an opportunity to be introduced to art – perhaps for the first time – which could inspire visits to the local Morris Museum of Art or the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art, Westobou or Mary S. Byrd galleries, the latter of which is located at AU's Summerville Campus.

view more

Immersive shows like ‘Beyond Van Gogh’ are future of art, expert says

WRDW  tv

2022-05-04

An interactive exhibit on the art of Vincent Van Gogh is coming to Augusta this month, and an expert says the immersive show and others like it promise to being art to a whole new audience. “Beyond Van Gogh — The Immersive Experience” has wowed millions of art lovers interested in the famous Dutch painter since it began touring in 2017. t Scott Thorp, chair of the Augusta University Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Department of Art and Design, offered an expert’s perspective before the exhibit opens locally. “I believe these types of exhibitions exceed expectations because they are so stimulating. They include a new type of interactive media that entirely surrounds the viewer. You are more of a participant than a viewer in these situations,” Thorp said.

view more