Watkins College of Art Design & Film

Nashville, TN, USA
3.75 Average Rating

Established in 1885, Watkins College of Art Design & Film is a private, 4-year institution located on an urban, 13-acre campus in Nashville, Tennessee. Watkins College offers bachelor’s degree programs in fine art, illustration, graphic design, film, interior design, and photography, as well as master’s degrees in visual arts and film. Watkins houses special facilities for each of its majors, including two production stages, digital editing labs, a 2-D design studio, printmaking studio, woodshop, metal fabrication shop, and a clay studio, not to mention equipment, such as multiple camera packages, multiple types of software for art and design, iMac workstations, high-quality printers, and more. Non-local students are required to live on campus for at least one year.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city

0
100
42%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
No

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Fall Regular Decision July 15, 2020

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
50%
Out-Of-State Students
27%
89%
Submitting ACT
11%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1104
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
210
Total Number of Undergrads
205
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

0
100
4%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
21%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
10:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$31,401
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$24,450
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$24,450
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$10,500
Books and Supplies
$2000

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
51%
Average Aid Per Year
$4,128
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
51%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$2,223
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$2,218

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
19%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$3,231
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$20,500
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$303
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
38%
62%
Student Organizations
7
Size of Town
Major city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
No
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
36%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Employed
6 mos. after graduation
70%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$42,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.75 Average Rating
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.
Anonymous
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.
Thomas from Nashville, TN
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.
Rebekah from Jonesborough, TN