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Interior Design 2016 Winners Announced

January 26, 2016

Congratulations to the winners of the 19th annual Interior Design Student Exhibition! Cheryl Gulley, associate professor and chair of the Interior Design department, announced the winners during a reception on January 25.All Watkins Interior Design majors were eligible to submit projects (created since Spring 2015) in eight categories: Residential, Commercial, Introductory Presentation Skills, Intermediate Presentation Skills, Lighting or … (more)

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Fine Art’s Brady Haston Wins Grants from Pollock-Krasner and TAC

January 25, 2016

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Brady Haston, who recently received two prestigious grants, from: The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, whose mission is to aid, internationally, those individuals who have worked as artists over a significant period of time, and The Tennessee Arts Commission, which selected him for Individual Artist Fellowship in the Visual Art category A native of Spencer, Tennessee, Haston attended the University of … (more)


RESCHEDULED: Interior Design Will Honor Best at Monday, January 25 Reception

January 21, 2016

Owing to weather, the Interior Design Student Exhibit is being extended. Join us for the closing night awards reception on Monday, January 25, beginning at 5:30 pm. Watkins will recognize the best of the year at an awards reception for the 19th annual Interior Design Student Exhibit, a juried show featuring works by Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior … (more)

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Watkins Graphic Design Talent Plays Key Part in Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival

January 12, 2016

The 24th Annual Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival Presented by Regions Bank is thrilled to partner for the ninth consecutive year with Watkins College of Art, Design & Film for its festival artwork. Select Watkins Graphic Design students competed to create a concept that captured the essence of the event, and this year, junior Chris … (more)

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Film School’s Fall 2015 Winners Announced

December 8, 2015

Congratulations to these winners from the Film School’s Fall 2015 screenings!   Production One Jen Hartsel Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Picture for Into the Darkness Ashlee Flint Best Cinematographer for Into the Darkness Cobi Noblin Best Sound Design and Best Use of Music and Score for his film Folly of Man Andrew Furris Best … (more)

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Film School Screens Fall 2015 Projects December 7-9

November 24, 2015

The Film School presents its Fall 2015 final projects from December 7-9 in the Watkins Theater, with more than 20 narrative and experimental projects from four production classes. The screenings are free and the public is invited.  Parking is free in the campus lot. Watkins Fall 2015 Student Screenings Monday, December 7, starting at 7 p.m. = Production One, with 6 films (90 … (more)

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Graphic Design Seniors Sail into the “Uncharted” with December 3 Showcase

November 23, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents the Senior Graphic Design Exhibition “Uncharted,” featuring work by Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design degree candidates Kelsey Goessman, Jayden Harmse, Yanet Mireles and Sara Schork, on Thursday, December 3, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the event space ONE on Cannery Row. The one-night-only portfolio showcase, … (more)

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Fall 2015 BFA Series Concludes with Photography Opening December 3

November 23, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents BFA Thesis Exhibitions 2015, a three-part series from six graduating students in the Departments of Fine Art and Photography. Last in the series is work from Photography majors Devon Cummings and Laura Whitfield. Opening Thursday, December 3, with a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Cummings’ Sea … (more)


Celebrate Parish-Hadley’s Legacy with December 6 Discussion and Book Signing

November 4, 2015

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will present a discussion of “The Genius of Albert Hadley and Sister Parish” and a book signing for Parish-Hadley Tree of Life: An Intimate History of the Legendary Design Firm on Sunday, December 6, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Icon of 20th century taste Albert Hadley (1920-2012) was … (more)