Sam Angel
The Interpreter

Asked to translate the artistic life in a way no college was doing could be scary for any photographer. But “scary” was what inspired artist Sam Angel to accept.

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Seek.

Anna Caro

For entrepreneur and interior designer Anna Caro, the metric of a day’s success depends on whether it’s morning or evening.

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Bring your vision. We'll provide knowledge, resources, and mentors to help bring it to life. Deal?

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Monday Motivation.
Wisdom from those who've been there.

The task is not so much to see what no one has seen yet, but to think what nobody has thought yet about what everybody sees.

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Start your journey by speaking with an artist in the Admissions office.

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Overheard.

The latest on social media
Overheard at Watkins

HBD, Dan Brawner! 🎂

Overheard at Watkins

Artist Blek LeRat is coming to Montgomery-Bell as part of its 2018 Art Show, for which local and regional artists are encouraged to apply and participate in: callforentry.org/festivals_uniq…

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Work.

Unframed.
Up close with the artists

Unframed.
Up close with the artists

The Risk-takers

As MFA students in film, Stephanie Taylor (left) and Robin Robinson explain what scared them more than taking the leap to commit to film as their profession.

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The Risk-takers
As MFA students in film, Stephanie Taylor (left) and Robin Robinson explain what scared them more than taking the leap to commit to film as their profession. See More

pARTners.
Explorations in collaboration

pARTners.
Explorations in collaboration

The Bettering that Comes from a Brother

Connecting first as artists, the bond between these young men has pushed them as people in profound and permanent ways.

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The Bettering that Comes from a Brother

Connecting first as artists, the bond between these young men has pushed them as people in profound and permanent ways.

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Visit Campus

The best way to know if Watkins is right for you is to spend some time with us.

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Implements.

The must-have tools of the creative

Ashley Obel uses an eraser at Watkins College of Art
Eraser

Mod Podge used by Angel Iwanowski at Watkins College of Art
Mod Podge

Micropen used by Gilberto Acosta at Watkins
Micropens

Inkpen used by Abraham Lara at Watkins
Inkpen
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My615:
Journey Into
America’s "It" City
My615, Watkins College of Art, Nashville

Insider

Sometimes, it takes a while to know a city. With our list, you don't have to wait. These are the cool places to have on your checklist.
The Soda Parlor
The Soda Parlor
Begun by a YouTuber, East Nashville's Soda Parlor has become a hip destination for the sweet-teethed.
Watkins Residences
Watkins Residences
Free from distractions or a commute, Watkins apartments (no dorms here) allow you to invest 24-7 in your creative life.
Art Student
There will be times when you need to resupply your toolkit and times when you'll want to be inspired by the works of others. We have both covered. 
Music Lover
It's called "Music City" for a reason. And Nashville is way more than country music. Wander through the arena spaces and hole-in-the-wall gems.
Tourist
When parents and friends are in town, you may want to play the tourist (and that's fine!). Fortunately, Nashville delivers even when there's a crowd.
Foodie
One reason Nashville has become the "It" City is its culinary excellence. We walk you through the high-end eateries and the cheap eats that feel just as decadent.
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Breakthroughs begin here. Support where the creative economy begins.

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Pipeline.
Watkins in the world

Pipeline.
Watkins in the world

Method Actor

Chris Fornal’s interdisciplinary approach and emphasis on old-fashioned art-making gave a multinational business an innovative new look for their company calendar.

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Method Actor
Chris Fornal’s interdisciplinary approach and emphasis on old-fashioned art-making gave a multinational business an innovative new look for their company calendar. Read More

News.
Stay current with Watkins

News.
Stay current with Watkins

Open Studio: Jiayao Chen, Filmmaker

Recent film graduate Jiayao Chen discusses his capstone project, a moving, contemplative, and visually arresting film called Motel.

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Open Studio: Jiayao Chen, Filmmaker

Recent film graduate Jiayao Chen discusses his capstone project, a moving, contemplative, and visually arresting film called Motel.

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Graphic design show, Ethos, Pathos, Logos
Ethos, Pathos, Logos

The graphic design show, Ethos, Pathos, Logos, transfers from the Nashville airport to Bohan Gallery. The show includes the work of alumni in the graphic design and illustration programs.

Handmade and Bound, Watkins College of Art
Handmade & Bound 2018

Join us for Handmade & Bound, Watkins’s annual celebration of all things related to the “art” of the book.

National Portfolio Day

National Portfolio Day gives you the opportunity to meet with experienced college representatives who will review your artwork, offer critiques, discuss your college plans, and share information about their schools.

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