Watkins has several partnerships and/or exchanges with nearby institutions that may be of interest to current students, including an agreement with Belmont University that allows students in Belmont’s Mike Curb College of Music and Entertainment Business to take the prescribed coursework for a minor in film at Watkins and allows Belmont Honors Students to take Watkins coursework selected to complete their plan of study. The agreement also allows Watkins students to take classes in the Mike Curb College of Music and Entertainment Business and classes within Belmont’s general course offerings. Watkins also maintains an academic partnership with Fisk University that allows Fisk students to earn a concentration in graphic design, minor in film studies, or minor in interior design. Watkins has established 2+2 articulation agreements for specific programs with Columbia State Community College, Pellissippi State Technical Community College, Rend Lake College and Georgia Perimeter College, allowing students to transfer to Watkins for the final two years of their degrees. In addition, the college participates in the Tennessee Transfer Pathways, enabling students at all two-year community colleges in Tennessee to transfer to Watkins with a maximum number of credits for degree completion.