Revisiting Commencement

Looking back on the moments and riveting speech by John Carroll Lynch.

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Seek.

Renee Johnson

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

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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.

Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.

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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

Professor Robin Paris and Alumni Alanna Styer lecture pre-college students on photography.

Overheard at Watkins

Lake views.

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Work.

Unframed.
Up close with the artists

Unframed.
Up close with the artists

The Impresario

There's a certain type of chaos MFA filmmaker Jason Luckett needs to experience his desired artistic state.

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The Impresario
There's a certain type of chaos MFA filmmaker Jason Luckett needs to experience his desired artistic state. 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
Streetfare, Nashville, Watkins College of Art

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.
Watkins Residences
Watkins Residences
Free from distractions or a time-wasting commute, Watkins apartments (no dorms here) allow you to invest more in your work and your creative life.
Parthenon, Nashville, Culture
Culture
Nashville has become a destination city that brims with opportunities to fill the well of any artist.
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.
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.
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.
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Reveal.

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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

Aloft

Watkins’s new exhibit commissioned by Nashville’s booming airport demonstrates how equally ascendant the college is.

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Aloft
Watkins’s new exhibit commissioned by Nashville’s booming airport demonstrates how equally ascendant the college is. Read More

News.
Stay current with Watkins

News.
Stay current with Watkins

Watkins Recognized with Two National Awards

After an ambitious transformation in its brand and marketing, the college receives high honors.

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Watkins Recognized with Two National Awards

After an ambitious transformation in its brand and marketing, the college receives high honors.

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July Art Crawl at Watkins College of Art
Kith and Kin (and clouds)

For the July Art Crawl and July show, WAG presents Kith and Kin (and clouds), a group show that represents family and community relationships.

Watkins College of Art, dorm room, open house
Watkins Open House

To really see, feel, and understand what makes our campus so distinct, you must visit. During our Open House.

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.

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