Dates: July 8-26, 2013 Times: 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film offers highly-motivated high-school students the chance to experience the life and culture of an art college through a three-week intensive summer program. Develop your art and hone your skills in a program that will challenge you to:
- Grow artistically and personally
- Learn new techniques and media
- Discover contemporary trends and potential career tracks
- Study with faculty who are practicing artists, designers and filmmakers
- Enhance your college portfolio
- Relate with other students who are inspired by art
- Earn college credit
Choose between two tracks of study, Film or Fine Arts. Within those tracks we offer six concentrations—Film Production, Film Editing, Drawing/Painting, Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Photography
FINE ARTS TRACK
Strengthen your technical skills and critical thinking as you learn to develop your own artistic practice. In the Fine Arts Track, you will participate in three core courses, a studio concentration, field trips and a final exhibition.
Foundations (Meets 2 days/week)
(Meet 4 days/week)
Film students will learn about techniques, processes, film history, language and storytelling. Professionals with real-world experience will share insights on artistic, technical and business aspects of filmmaking. You will use digital video cameras, lighting and other professional production equipment and work with classmates to create a short-length film. On top of that, you’ll learn tips for applying to film school.
Film Editing Concentration
Explore the post-production phase of filmmaking and concentrate on the editing process. Working in Final Cut Pro, the program used by professional filmmakers, you will learn the overall workflow and fundamental techniques of editing.
All Film students will take Film History classes and have the chance to participate in field trips.
Field Trips/Outings (Meets 1 day/week)
Each week you’ll venture off campus to explore Nashville’s vibrant art and design communities. Past outings have included studio visits, museum tours and trips to local galleries for conversations with local artists, designers, curators and dealers.
You’ll gain practical experience planning and installing an exhibition to showcase your work. Family and friends are invited to Watkins’ Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery to celebrate your work at the program’s concluding exhibition and reception.
DATES: July 8-26, 2013. The Pre-College Program meets Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am-4:00 pm for three consecutive weeks.
JOIN US: If you are a high school student who has completed your sophomore, junior or senior year and you are between the ages of 15-18.
SUPPLIES: Supplies are included, but bring your own sketchbook. Photography students will need their own digital camera, USB cord, and portable hard drive.
FACULTY: Our teaching staff includes local artists, professionals, educators, and college faculty.
HOUSING: Watkins does not offer an on-campus housing option at this time.
LUNCH & SNACKS: Lunch is provided; however, if you want snacks you may bring your own or purchase them at our vending machines.
GRADES/CREDIT: Credit for 1 General Education Course (or the equivalent of 3 college credits at most colleges/universities on the semester system) will be awarded for successful completion of the program. Grades will be determined by quizzes, projects and writing assignments.
TUITION/FEES: $1550. Includes materials, lunches, T-shirt and transportation for special events.
SCHOLARSHIPS: A limited number of full and partial need-based scholarships are available for the Pre-College Program through a generous grant from The Memorial Foundation. The scholarship deadline is April 26, 2013. Applicants should contact the Community Education office for more details. (615) 383-4848
REFUND POLICY: Sorry, no refunds will be given after final payment deadline June 15th.
EARN A COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP WHILE YOU ARE HERE! If you successfully complete the Pre-College Program and decide to enroll at Watkins, you are eligible for a $4,000 tuition scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded over eight semesters if you maintain a 3.0 GPA. The annual amount will be equally divided between the fall and spring semesters and is based on full-time registration of 12 or more credits per semester. If a student registers for less than 12 credits in a semester, the amount will be pro-rated accordingly.
Click HERE to download the 2013 Pre-college Program application.
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
2298 Rosa L. Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37228
Toll Free: 866-887-6395
Email: [email protected]
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