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Watkins Flexes Film Expertise by Launching MFA Program

February 15, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film is expanding its degree offerings by launching a Master of Fine Arts in Film Production, it was announced by Dr. J. Kline, president of Watkins. The school’s first graduate program, which is a two-year course of study, will begin in the Fall 2016 semester and applications are now being accepted … (more)

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Alumni Filmmakers Tell “Hear Me Now” Story in Bullying Documentary

February 11, 2016

It’s always good to come home! Watkins welcomed Film School alumni Bill Cornelius (’05) and Zac Adams (’00) to the Watkins Theater for a special screening of Hear Me Now, a documentary about school bullying. The 52-minute film is the culmination of a five-year project by writer/director/producer Cornelius through his company Halangarde Pictures; co-producers were … (more)

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Watkins Welcomes Sculptor Steve Tobin February 18

February 10, 2016

World-renowned sculptor Steve Tobin, who explores natural forms through monumental works in glass, bronze, steel and clay, will speak at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film on Thursday, February 18, at 6:30 p.m. as part of the school’s Visiting Artists Series. The artist talk, titled “Steve Tobin: Natural World,” will detail his creative process … (more)

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Winners Announced for Currey Show 2016

February 4, 2016

Congratulations to the winners of the 2016 Currey Juried Student Show! Roughly 100 pieces were submitted, with 26 pieces chosen by Christopher M. Lavery, art professor at Murray State University.     ANNY GOWA PURCHASE AWARD Sandra Ventura-Benitez Portrait, ink jet print 1ST PLACE Mali Hamilton Untitled (Vase), mixed media 2ND PLACE Micah Mathewson Slow … (more)


Film School’s Spring 2016 Auditions Set for February 6

January 30, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will hold a general casting call for Spring 2016 student film projects on Saturday, February 6, at the Watkins campus in Metro Center. Directors of approximately a dozen productions from the BFA film program at Watkins will be looking for actors of all ages. Student films are being made … (more)

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WAG Counts Joseph Newsome’s ‘Calhoun’ in February 6 show

January 30, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Calhoun, an exhibition of photography by Watkins senior Joseph Newsome, at its downtown gallery WAG during the February 6 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl, from 6 to 9 p.m. In Calhoun, Newsome uses photographs to investigate the small north Florida county where he was raised. With uncovered … (more)

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Dan Brawner Tapped for ‘Special’ Recognition

January 29, 2016

Work by Department of Graphic Design chair Dan Brawner has been selected for a new book arts collection at Vanderbilt spotlighting Southern artists. Two sketchbooks and three limited edition books reflecting on Brawner’s life in Nashville and his annual road trips to Central Mexico are now included in VU’s Special Collections and University Archives of rare books, manuscripts, … (more)

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Green List

January 28, 2016

This year’s pARTy’s theme, A Scene in Green, is designed to support the first phase of a long-range campus enhancement plan. If you’d like to donate to these efforts, please consider the following giving levels. You can indicate them through our online payment page, via invitation reply card, or call us at 615-277-7402. SUNFLOWER: $150 For annual plantings, … (more)

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Family Appreciation Day Feb. 20, 2016

January 27, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film invites you to take part in Family Appreciation Day 2016! This is a chance for parents and family of students to see all the hard work their students have been doing over the past year and get to know the Watkins Family!  Events will include: Welcome from the President … (more)

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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)