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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)

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)

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)

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)

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)

Photographer Carolyn Drake Visits November 11 for Artist Lecture in Watkins Theater

October 27, 2015

Award-winning documentary photographer Carolyn Drake, whose work explores the effects of modernity on individual and cultural freedoms, will speak at Watkins College of Art, Design & Film on Wednesday, November 11, as part of the school’s Visiting Artists Series. The presentation, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 6:30 p.m. in … (more)

Fall BFA Series Continues November 19 with Fine Art Paintings and Performance

October 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. Second up is work from Fine Art majors Mika Agari and Casey Payne. Opening Thursday, November 19, with a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Agari’s Lightweight and Payne’s … (more)

Watkins’ Fall BFA Senior Series Begins November 5 with Photography Double

October 16, 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. First up is work from Photography majors Rachel Gibson and Alanna Styer. Opening Thursday, November 5, with a reception from 5:30 to 8 p.m., Gibson’s One Day I’ll … (more)