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Watkins College of Art Design & Film Reviews

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  • 05/23/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 out of 3 people found this review useful. 1 of 3

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    We have a 24/7 security staff that is very friendly

    Greek Life

    None because there is no discrimination

    Clubs and Activities

    There are definitely clubs for those who really want to become involved. There is Co-H, Student Government and more! Artists that are in the industry visit the campus as well, as we have Thursday artist night. If you are interested in anything, let Student Life know and they will try their best to make it happen!

    Great for these types of students

    Students who love art (Fine Art, Graphic Design, Photography, Film and Interior Design)!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The campus is on a lake in Nashville and geese even love the campus

    Bang for the buck

    It definitely is not as expensive as other art schools and being that there are many events that occur on campus and the campus is small, which allows you to form close relationships with those you meet, you most certainly get what you pay for.

    What to do for fun

    There are many activities to do on campus. You usually just let the people in Student Life know personally or in a survey emailed out during the end of the year and they will try to make it happen. You can also use one of the two theaters if you want to have a movie night! Everyone knows that downtown Nashville has many things as well such as concerts, clubs, shopping, eating and more!

    Food and Dining

    Being that there is no meal plan, you have to provide your own food. However, there is a cafe inside the school that closes at 9 pm on weekdays and is closed on the weekends. There are also snack machines. And being that there is a grocery store not far from the campus, and you are only 5-10 minutes away from downtown Nashville ,you will always have a place to go and eat!

    Dorm Life

    The dorms are big because they are dorm apartments. In each room there are 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and 4 sinks outside of the bathroom area. There is also a living room, a wash room and a kitchen. They are not co-ed dorms, but they are co-ed apartment buildings (basically, girls share an apartment and boys share an apartment.)

    Academic Rigor

    The academics are great. The teachers are willing to help and so are the students. This will come in handy when one needs help understanding the concepts of each class.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make sure that you understand the concepts in each class because that is what your grade will depend on. If you do not take time on your projects assigned, the teachers will be able to tell. Take advantage of the opportunities offered through the student newsletter you receive through your student email!

    In three sentences

    Being that Watkins is an art school, you are free to express yourself through your art in whatever way you deem necessary. The teachers are willing to let students express themselves and help with anything they can. You also get opportunities to work in the industry and meet people that are in the industry as well.

  • 02/20/2012

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    2 out of 2 people found this review useful. 2 of 3

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    there is security on campus 24/7

    Greek Life

    no frats. all friends.

    Clubs and Activities

    we have clubs that host fun activities to promote companionship.

    Great for these types of students

    instructors work personally with you if you ever need help! they are also seasoned professionals who give the best advice!

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    foosball tournaments and pizza! also we have movie nights!

    Bang for the buck

    editing labs, equipment, even book empty class rooms for your own needs! i personally love having their big theater at my disposal.

    What to do for fun

    there are always students working on projects and experimenting things. so if you're looking to get busy, you won't have to look far!

    Food and Dining

    there's a cafe on campus. their food is good all the time! the cashiers are pretty cool as well.

    Dorm Life

    just a few weeks into dorm living, you'll be hanging out with your neighbors in no time!

    Academic Rigor

    instructors are easy to work with and they work closely with you to get the best work out of you that you can acheive.

    Tips for prospective students

    come in and expect to be in a relaxed atmosphere. also it's a great chance to apply what you already know!

    In three sentences

    this school provides the tools needed to get you into the industry. from the ground up, they teach you the most important aspects of your concentration. most graduates, even undergrads get paid work.

  • 03/22/2013

    Reviewer is A current student here.

    3 of 3

    Categories Comments
    Campus Safety

    There's security on campus at all times. It makes me feel safe.

    Clubs and Activities

    Just ask student life and anything is possible. The theater is open for movie days. They'll screen whatever you ask.

    Great for these types of students

    If you love the arts, or graphic design, interior design, or film, then this is the place to be. It's great for students who want to express themselves because the teachers are more open to different ideas and points of view.

    Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus

    The lake is beautiful and there are plenty of geese.

    Bang for the buck

    For all the equipment available, it's not a bad price. There's even an actual movie theater in there.

    What to do for fun

    There's always something going on. I've been invited to a lot of film sets just to help out. There's an annual girl's night in the dorms. Nashville is the place to be.

    Food and Dining

    It depends on how you like to eat. There isn't a meal plan or anything because of the kitchen in the dorms so most of us make our own food. There is a little cafe in the building and the food there is actually really good. The burger's and stuff are made fresh right when you order so it's not been sitting all day.

    Dorm Life

    These are probably the best dorms ever. It's like an apartment. There's four bedrooms (so you get your own! it even locks!) and two bathrooms. You have your own washer and dryer in the dorm. Along with a full kitchen (That's right. there's a refrigerator, a sink and dishwasher, a stove, microwave, and a ton of cabinets.) These dorms are awesome.

    Academic Rigor

    It's pretty tough but the teachers are so helpful and other students as well. It's not a school you can procrastinate in and get away with it.

    Tips for prospective students

    Make it count. If you want to have any art degree (I myself am studying film) then you have to work a lot harder here than you would in any other school. It's the place to be if you know in your heart that you want to pursue the arts.

    In three sentences

    It's an amazing college! I love how the teachers are so into helping the students to understand and learn more than just their intended major. The best part is everyone who goes to this school, wants to be there.