Energize your teaching—and your students
As an arts instructor, you understand how creative exploration opens minds and provides inventive frameworks for learning and expression. Keeping it fresh can be a challenge—and we all need a jolt of energy and ideas from time to time. In Watkins Community Education programs, you can work with our professors and your fellow educators to recharge your creative drive.
Learn more about our teacher workshops.
Advance your academic credentials
Our rigorous, two-year terminal-degree master’s programs are designed for you, the working professional. Both the MFA in visual arts and the MFA in film production are taught on a flexible schedule with all core courses meeting during evenings and weekends.
Advising your best and brightest
We don’t have to sell you on the qualities that art schools impart—innovative thinking, technological savvy, curiosity, empathy, self-starting discipline, and the ability to manifest a creative vision—all in high demand with top employers. Our job is to give you the tools to help your students determine if they are ready for all that Watkins offers.
Learn more about Watkins.
- Explore the work and stories of Watkins alumni, faculty, and current students featured throughout our website.
- Review Watkins’s pioneering core curriculum, general education requirements, skills-based coursework, and immersive studio training.
- Meet a Watkins representative at a National Portfolio Day event.
- Request a Watkins information packet.
- Visit the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project to learn more about what Watkins graduates and other art school alumni are doing today.
Tell us about your most promising students.
- Write a reference for a student who is applying to Watkins.
- Recommend a student who may be a good fit for Watkins.
We’ve pulled together some key resources for you and your student to help you navigate the admissions process:
- Academic calendar
- Accepted students
- Financial aid and scholarships
- Transfer students
- Tuition and fees
Reach out to us with your questions
Here’s a handy list of contacts you can call upon for support if you have questions or challenges:
- Admissions Office: 615.277.7418
(application process, campus tours)
- Business Office: 615.277.7436
(student accounts, tuition payments)
- Financial Aid Office: 615.277.7421
(financial aid advice, work-study)
- Registrar’s Office: 615.277.7423
(registration, grade distribution)
- Student Life Office: 615.277.7406
(non-academic services, accessibility services, housing)
- Watkins Library: 615.277.7427
(research, book and film rentals)