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Corrina Joyner and Jessica Clay Team to ‘Dream A Reality’ at WAG’s April 2 Crawl

March 31, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Dream A Reality, a multi-media exhibition by Watkins Fine Art junior Corrina Joyner and alumna Jessica Clay investigating the transformable space of the downtown Nashville convention center, at its downtown gallery WAG during the April 2 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. Through a series of dérive-style walks … (more)

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Watkins and Kiwa Digital Partner To Bring Industry Innovator VoiceQ Into Film School Program

March 10, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film has added VoiceQ, the most advanced ADR and dubbing cueing system in the world, to its film curriculum, making it the first school in the country to use this innovative post-production software in a classroom setting. Developed by New Zealand-based Kiwa Digital Ltd, VoiceQ speeds up the ADR (additional dialogue recorded) … (more)

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Spring 2016 BFA Series Kicks Off with Mackenzie Maroney and Cassi Wright

March 6, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents BFA Thesis Exhibitions 2016, a five-part series from 12 graduating students in the Departments of Fine Art and Photography. First up is work from Photography major Mackenzie Maroney and Fine Art major Cassi Wright. Opening Thursday, March 24, with a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Maroney’s … (more)

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NEW DATE: Tennessee Craft’s Maker Forum Set for March 19-20 at Watkins

March 5, 2016

Note that this is a rescheduled date (the workshop originally announced for January 23-24 was snowed out). For questions about existing registrations, contact info@tennesseecraft.org. On March 19-20, Tennessee Craft will present their 2016 Annual Weekend Workshop, entitled “Make Your Art, Then Make It Work: A Maker Forum for Sharpening Your Business Skills.” Hosted and co-sponsored by Watkins, the weekend events will include expert … (more)

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Photography Fills ‘Unspent Space’ in March 5 WAG Show

February 29, 2016

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents Unspent Space, an exhibition of traditional analogue photography by six Watkins students, at its downtown gallery WAG during the March 5 edition of the First Saturday Art Crawl. Watkins talent can also be seen March 5 at Wedgewood-Houston crawl — David Hellams’ show info below Work will … (more)

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Graphic Design Students Earn Praise and Prizes from ADDYs and Graphis

February 26, 2016

Graphic Design students’ work in the classroom is reaching a wider audience: their talents have been recognized recently at two high-profile competitions. In a seven-school competition field at the 2016 AAF–Nashville Student ADDY Awards, Watkins graphic design students won 10 Gold Awards, nine Silvers, and one Judge’s Choice Award. This year’s competition attracted almost 300 entries from … (more)

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TV Director Bethany Rooney Conducts Master Class at Film School on February 24

February 22, 2016

Bethany Rooney, who has directed more than 200 episodes of prime-time television during her lengthy career, will speak at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film on Wednesday, February 24. A recent episode she directed of the CBS stalwart Criminal Minds will be screened at 6 p.m., followed by a Q & A session. Ms. Rooney is in town to … (more)

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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)