Monday, Wednesday, Friday at 11:00am*
Tuesday, Thursday at 3pm*
There’s no better way to experience Watkins then by taking a tour of the school with one of our Admissions Representatives. All of our reps are artists and understand the importance of finding the right creative environment to learn, explore and grow. Our tours last approximately 45 – 60 minutes and encompass views of each of the five departments – Fine Art, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Photography and Film. Tours of the residential apartments are offered at the end for those that are interested in on campus housing. During the tour you will learn about our foundation / studio classes, general education and the various ways Watkins prepares students to be professional artists.
Contact the Admissions Office:
Phone: toll free 866.887.6395
Email: [email protected]
* If this tour time does not fit your schedule, please contact the Admissions Office and we will be glad to arrange a time that works for you.
Watkins has established special rates at the hotels listed below. Please call the hotel directly and ask for the “Watkins College Rate” when making reservations.
|Distance to Watkins||Hotel||Rate||Phone|
|0.1 miles||SpringHill Suites by Marriott||$119||615-244-5474|
|0.8 miles||Millennium Maxwell House||Single or Double $103 (rate inc. internet in room) Club Floor Room – $133 – $143 (inc internet in room and more) superior Room – $153 – $163 (inc. internet and more)||615-259-4343|
Nashville School of the Arts
1250 Foster Avenue
6:00 pm: Panel Discussion on applying to an arts-centric college
7:00 – 9:00pm: College Fair
Details and preregistration here
Watkins College of Art, Design & Film
Art Academy of Cincinnati
Cleveland Institute of Art
College of Creative Studies
Columbus College of Art & Design
Delaware College of Art and Design
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
Kansas City Art Institute
Kendall College of Art and Design at Ferris State University
Laguna College of Art + Design
Maryland Institute College of Art
Memphis College of Art
Murray State University
Pacific Northwest College of Art
School of Visual Arts
The Cooper Union School of Art
School of the Art Institute of Chicago
University of Michigan Stamps School of Art & Design
Washington University in Saint Louis
Virginia Commonwealth University
For more information, please visit the National Portfolio Day page
Nashville has a lot to offer. Here is a list of just a few favorites of the students, faculty, and staff to enjoy during your visit to Watkins!
For more, check out Nashville Originals, a list of locally owned and operated eateries.
This music list could go on and on so check out the Nashville Scene’s Calendar to see what is going on during your visit.
For a walk (and a listen) through the history of country music, visit the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum
Feed the ducks, check out vintage trains, and visit the food trucks at Centennial Park
Get creative at ArtQuest at the Frist
Walk through the botanical gardens at Opryland Hotel
Catch a show at the Nashville Children’s Theater
Climb into tree houses at Cheekwood
Get wet and wild at Nashville Shores
Explore science and look at stars at the Adventure Science Center
Talk to the animals at the Nashville Zoo
Listen to a story during Nashville Main Library’s Story Time
We’re not hard to find – located just 3 miles from downtown Nashville or less than one mile off exit 85 of Interstate 65.
Plug us into your GPS and enjoy the ride or give us a call and we’ll be glad to direct you to our front door.
2298 Rosa L Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 3722