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As of December 9, 2020, Watkins College of Art is now the Watkins College of Art at Belmont University. This merger of these two great institutions, both more than 130 years old, allows for the Watkins College of Art to thrive for years to come as part of a larger and financially stable institution that can offer greater resources and opportunities to art, design and film students.

Students at the new Watkins College of Art at Belmont now have access to a world of opportunities not previously available at the formerly independent art college, including a dedicated career and professional development team, options to study abroad, access to more than 150 student organizations and clubs, on-campus physical and mental health care access and more.

Watkins students at Belmont also benefit from being part of a broader community of student artists, including those studying music, songwriting, fashion and interior design, theatre, dance and more. Collaboration across these creative disciplines is a hallmark at Belmont where creativity blossoms everywhere you look.

The Watkins College of Art at Belmont offers NASAD accredited undergraduate programs in Art Education, Art History, Studio Art, Design Communications and Experiential Design, along with several graduate programs. Our dedicated and renowned faculty are committed to challenging individuals to develop their talent, refine their creative practice, and dedicate their lives to advancing culture through the illuminating power of art and design.

For those seeking to study film and filmmaking, check out Belmont’s Motion Pictures program in the Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business, and students wanting to pursue interior design can visit Belmont’s O’More College of Architecture & Design.