School of Music and Fine Arts

HPU’s School of Music and Fine Arts helps students transform a calling into a career. 

About the School of Music and Fine Arts

Welcome to the Howard Payne University School of Music and Fine Arts webpages. As you explore this space you will find information about who we are and what we offer to prospective students within a distinctively Christian institution of higher education. Represented in our School are exciting programs in Music, Communication, Theatre and Art. Each program offers extraordinary educational opportunities and diverse practical and performance experiences with a focus on enhancing your creative capacities in a Christ-centered environment. Read about our accomplished faculty, the innovative programs and the exceptional opportunities you will find at Howard Payne. Discover why the School of Music and Fine Arts at Howard Payne University is the best place for you to explore and expand your God-given abilities in God-honoring ways. After you have learned more about us through reading, contact us for a campus visit and join the legacy of excellence in education that has been more than 130 years in the making.

Our Purpose

Building a community of learners who are equally cultivated in competence and character in an effort to enhance life-long education and creative thought. We seek to prepare students who are performers, scholars, learners, teachers, creators, entrepreneurs, and advocates. Our graduates are prepared to participate in a full and fulfilling life not merely earn a living. We provide a nurturing environment where service is a way of life, where character and competence are equally developed, where work and worship are united, where belief and behavior are reconciled. Join us as we help you make the transition from being a student to being a professional through transforming your calling into a career.

Learn about the majors and degree plans offered in the School of Music and Fine Arts’ departments that best fit your interests.

Learn about careers available in the area of fine arts and what the School of Music and Fine Arts can offer you. 

Students applying for admission to the School of Music and Fine Arts may also choose to apply for admission to the Guy D. Newman Honors Academy. Providing an innovative approach to the academic program, the Academy enables students to combine their specialized major with coursework grounded in an understanding of the American free enterprise system.

There are a number of scholarships, grants and loans available through the university’s Office of Financial Aid.

Additionally, scholarships are available for HPU students who are already enrolled in their major.

 Ready to get started on your lifelong journey as an HPU Yellow Jacket?​ Apply for free today!