Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents the 15th annual Interior Design Student Exhibit, a juried show featuring works by Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design degree candidates, from January 10-29 in the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr. Gallery on campus
All Watkins Interior Design majors are eligible to submit projects (created since Spring 2011) in eight categories: Residential, Commercial, Introductory Presentation Skills, Intermediate Presentation Skills, Lighting or Furniture Design, Computer Modeling, Portfolio, and Sustainability.
A reception and awards presentation will be held on Friday, January 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Category and Grand Prize winners, based on craftsmanship, creativity and digital rendering skills, will be announced at 6 p.m. by Jennifer Overstreet, assistant professor, and Cheryl Gulley, associate professor and chair of the interior design department. The exhibition and reception are free and open to the public.
Currey Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Sunday, 2 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.watkins.edu. Watkins is located at 2298 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard in MetroCenter.
About the program
The Watkins Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design program promotes a curriculum intended to educate the student who is intent on a professional career as a registered interior designer with strong links to the professional communities that are impacting the twenty-first century. Students who earn the BFA degree will possess professional presentation techniques and technical skills, will be capable of creating innovative designs, analyze and problem solve, and understand the application of appropriate material use and code requirements. Courses offered within the interior design major encourage the student to develop imaginative, responsible solutions to problems created by social needs and economic constraints, as well as the material and physical limitations of the built environment. The integration of fine art classes elevates the student’s ability to develop resourceful responses and further balances the increasing demands of technology. Watkins’ Interior Design program is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).