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Scott  Thorp - Augusta University. Augusta, GA, US

Scott Thorp Scott  Thorp

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


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






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3 Qs with Scott Thorp on Creativity




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 (3)

Linda Hardy wins fifth annual Applaud the Artist contest

The Augusta Chronicle  


“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.”...

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Scott Thorp, Designing the Future

Augusta Magazine  print


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!

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

Georgia Southern University  online


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.

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