HSPVA takes special pride in its six art departments: Creative Writing, Dance, Instrumental Music, Theatre, Visual Art, and Vocal Music. These outstanding departments are the heart of the school and the reason for its existence. Since HSPVA’s beginning in 1971, its art departments have won countless awards and trained numerous artists who are contributors today in the arts community. The faculty of each department is made up of highly respected, professional artists. You can read all about each department and its faculty members by clicking on the respective departments to the left.