Watkins College of Art, Design & Film Casting Call

Posted on: Tuesday - Sep 12, 2017

Watkins College of Art, Design & Film will hold a general casting call for Fall 2017 student film projects on Saturday, September 16th, at the Watkins campus in Metro Center. Directors of productions from the BFA and MFA film programs at Watkins and Lipscomb will be looking for actors of all ages. Student films can be made under the SAG/AFTRA student film agreement and therefore all current union members are allowed to participate. Actors are asked to bring one (1) résume and head shot for inclusion in our audition files. (or a photo can be taken at the reading).

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script (with on-camera readings at the discretion of each director). Casting breakdowns and proposed shoot dates (usually over a 3-day/Friday–Sunday period) for individual productions are posted. Currently, 10 or 18 projects are posted; more will be added so please check the website during the coming week. Please go to and type in auditions or click on this link.

Audition slots will be divided according to gender and age throughout the day (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).

Individual appointments are not available.

  • 10AM to 11AM – Leading men, age range 19-40
  • 11AM to 12PM – Leading and character men, age range 40 and up
  • 12PM to 1PM – Leading women, age range 19-40
  • 1PM to 2PM – Leading and character women, age range 40 and up
  • 3PM to 4PM – Young men and women, age range 8-18

NOTE: No overall make-up audition session will be offered. However, after production breakdowns are posted, actors who cannot attend the casting day session may contact specific directors concerning particular roles. If headshots and résumés are submitted electronically, please include name in file title.

All cast members will be invited to a screening of projects at the end of the semester and will have access to an online copy of the film and a quick-time file (without music) to cut into a reel.

For any questions not answered here, email Watkins is located at 2298 Rosa L. Parks Boulevard Nashville 37228 in Metro Center. Free parking is available in the campus lot. Visit for more information.