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Watkins College of Art Design & Film

Nashville, TN
University Website: www.watkins.edu
Apply Online: www.watkins.edu/prospective-students/applyonline
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Watkins College of Art, Design & Film is a four year art and design college located in Nashville, Tennessee.

Watkins College offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in film, graphic design, interior design, fine arts, and photography as well as Post-Graduate Certificates in film and graphic design. As of 2005, about 400 students were enrolled, mostly full-time. The college resides in a 60,000-square-foot (5,600 m2) facility in the MetroCenter area of north Nashville and offers limited on-campus housing.

The Community Education Program serves students age 4 to adult through the Young Artist Program, the Adult Community Education Program, the Artist Lecture Series, and various outreach programs. Classes run on a semester basis: Fall, Spring, and Summer.

The current president of the college is Ellen Meyer.

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $17,010.00 avg tuition

2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37228
(615) 383-4848

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Financial Aid:

Areas of Study:

  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Watkins College of Art Design & Film

Applied 143
Admitted 111 78%
Enrolled total 74
Full Time: 72
Part Time 2
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT EBRW 472 536
SAT Math 472 536
SAT Written (2006-2015) Optional 471 536
ACT Composite 19 25
ACT English 19 25
ACT Math 19 25
ACT Writing 5 7
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 63%
4-year graduation rate 33%
6-year graduation rate 67%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Required
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Watkins College of Art Design & Film

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $17,010.00 $17,010.00 $17,010.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $1,404.00 $1,404.00 $1,404.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $630.00 $630.00 $630.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
(with family)
Room and Board $8,900.00 $9,700.00 $4,450.00
Other Expenses $4,100.00 $4,100.00 $4,450.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $50.00
Graduate Application Fee $0.00
Books and Supplies $1,500.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 100%
Percent receiving grant aid 98%
Avg amount of grant aid $10,474.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 82%
Avg amount of student loan aid $6,422.00

Watkins College of Art Design & Film

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
Cinematography and Film/Video Production X
Fine/Studio Arts, General X
Graphic Design X
Interior Design X X
Photography X

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