Interior Design Seniors Host Exhibit May 17 at Main Street Gallery
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film presents the BFA senior exhibit from the Department of Interior Design, featuring work by Bachelor of Arts degree candidates Adrienne Barrington, Lua Faragher, Hannah Masterson, Alex Mesa, Riley Miller, Erica Raper, Selene Schneider and Erika Thompson, on Friday, May 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Main Street Gallery in East Nashville.
The evening reception, which is free and open to the public, showcases thesis projects in residential, commercial, lighting/furniture and sustainable design, computer modeling and portfolio.
Watkins Interior Design students are consistently recognized for their creativity and professionalism in both academic competitions and community involvement. Watkins won the 2012 student competition at the annual conference of the Tennessee Chapter of ASID (American Society of Interior Designers) and, for the past two years, a Watkins student has received the chapter’s top honor, the Jane D. Reagor Award for outstanding interior design student in the state (Diane Dimel, 2011, and Reinalisa Santoyo, 2012).
Alumni of the program can be found in commercial, residential, hotel, restaurant, healthcare and furniture design; all members of the 2012 graduating class are currently employed in the interior design arena.
Main Street Gallery is located in the Paro South Creative Suites at 625 Main Street (corner of 7th and Main) in East Nashville (37206).
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), recognizing that the standards and education given are of the highest quality.