Watkins College of Art is removing its president from overseeing the school’s transition into Belmont University, following weeks of controversy surrounding the merger.
The president of Watkins College of Art came under fire Wednesday by a room full of students and faculty disheartened by the news that Belmont University will be absorbing the small arts school.
Watkins College of Art will soon be a school within Belmont University, following a merger announced by the presidents of both schools at a press conference Tuesday.
The deal will mean the end of Watkins as a standalone institution. The school was founded in 1885 in Nashville and offers bachelor’s degrees in film, fine art, graphic design, illustration, interior design, photography and art, as well as two graduate programs: in film and in visual arts.
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