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Interior Design Curriculum at Watkins
Curriculum

Build the knowledge and toolkit of contemporary practice, from the human factors of space planning to the latest in sustainable building materials and methods.

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Interior Design Facilities and Equipment at Watkins
Facilities & equipment

Fully equipped studio classrooms, a comprehensive materials resource center, and high-end production equipment promote design exploration and collaboration.

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Renee Johnson

Johnson’s mom loves having her daughter as her own personal interior designer.

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Faculty:
Full—and part-time faculty
along with professionals
in the field

Professor

Professor

BFA Interior Design, Watkins College of Art
BFA Fine Art, University of Tennessee–Martin
After launching her professional practice as an interior designer for several prominent architectural firms in the Nashville area, Shonna Sexton founded Shonna Sexton Studio, a client-focused practice that strives to improve quality of life through art and design. Her aesthetic is driven by a respect for the past and solutions that will stand the test of time with a limited amount of maintenance. Sexton is a member of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and has served on the Board for the IIDA Tennessee Chapter for the past several years. She also is the recipient of the Tennessee Chapter Service Award.

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