How to Apply

Beginning in Fall 2020, Watkins College of Art will merge with Belmont University to become Watkins College of Art at Belmont University. As of March 16, 2020, Watkins is no longer accepting applications for Watkins College of Art at Belmont University; however, those who applied prior to March 15, 2020 will still be processed for admissions decisions. For students contemplating matriculation beyond Fall 2020, we invite you to visit Belmont’s Admissions hub, speak to one of the university’s many admissions counselors, learn about their spectrum of arts facilities and career services for creative professionals, as well as discover all the Belmont community has to offer via these links:

Define yourself

Before you start to work on your Fall 2020 application materials, figure out which type of applicant you are:

After you read this overview, go to the page for your applicant category and get started. You may also wish to attend Watkins’s annual National Portfolio Day, a highly beneficial and popular event for students who wish to attend art school. At National Portfolio Day, you can share your work, receive feedback from artist-professors, and better understand how your path as a creative can proceed.

Do it now—make rolling admissions work for you

We start reviewing your application as soon as we receive all the materials listed in your requirements, and we use the same deadlines for all applicant types. Here’s why it matters when you apply.

Applying for financial aid

We offer non-scholarship financial assistance through a variety of aid programs supported by federal, state, and institutional funds. Start the financial aid application process now.