Saturday, February 4th, 2017 (1pm – 5pm)
Find more information about this event.
Monday – Friday at 11am*
Schedule A Visit
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 to reserve your place on the tour:
Phone: toll free 844.219.2131
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, or click the links below.
1:00pm – Registration and Campus Tours
Check in at the registration table and then let a Watkins student show you around
2:00pm – Information Presentations: College Programs, Financial Aid, and Careers
Enjoy a presentation about Nashville and the programs offered at Watkins, featuring examples of student work. We’ll also talk about Financial Aid and Career Services here at Watkins.
2:45pm – Student Panel
3:30pm – Meet the Faculty
Split into groups based on what you want to study at Watkins and have an in-depth meeting with faculty from that department.
4:00pm – Info Fair / Campus Housing Tours / Portfolio Reviews (optional)
Chat with staff from Financial Aid, Student Life & Career Services, and current student groups to get all of your questions answered.
Bring your portfolio and get feedback from Admissions Representatives (optional).
Questions? Email [email protected]
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