Nossi College of Art

Tel: (615)514-2787
311 students
Private for-profit

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For more than 35 years, Nossi College of Art has been providing top-quality art education to students from around the world. Unlike traditional art schools that emphasize fine art, Nossi’s curriculum focuses on commercial art and commercial digital photography for use in marketing, advertising and promotion.
School Highlights:
Nossi College of Art serves 311 students (100% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 19% of the student body (majority Black), which is less than the state average of 25%.
Nossi College of Art is one of 13 community colleges within Davidson County, TN.
The nearest community college is Nashville Auto Diesel College (7.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Nossi College of Art Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 311 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has decreased from 47:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.32 is less than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 20% over five years.
Total Enrollment
311 students
1,287 students
Nossi College of Art Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
311 students
832 students
Nossi College of Art Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
Nossi College of Art sch enrollment Nossi College of Art sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
- 1%
% Asian
Nossi College of Art Asian (2007-2011)
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
Nossi College of Art Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Nossi College of Art Black (2006-2012)
% White
Nossi College of Art White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Nossi College of Art More (2007-2009)
Nossi College of Art sch ethnicity Nossi College of Art sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.32 0.45
Nossi College of Art Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $14,200 is more than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $14,200 is more than the state average of $10,072. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $14,200 $5,940
Nossi College of Art In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $14,200 $10,072
Nossi College of Art Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Percent Admitted 52%
Nossi College of Art Percent Admitted (2006-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

From graphic design and digital photography to web design and 3D Animation, Nossi College of Art graduates have gone on to highly successful careers in advertising, photography, computer graphics, and more. Nossi College of Art offers Associate degrees in Commercial Art and Commercial Digital Photography as well as a Bachelor of Graphic Arts degree. We assist our students with financial aid for those who qualify and provide job placement assistance to all our graduates. With both day and night classes available year round our students are able to schedule classes around jobs and families. Students who enroll in the Commercial Art program can expect to receive instruction in a variety of courses designed to teach and train individuals to be professional commercial artists. Classes in advertising, graphic design, illustration, photography, airbrush and computer graphics teach students critical time saving techniques that enable them to ultimately produce artwork within deadlines and with the creative skill necessary in the graphic art field. In the Commercial Digital Photography program, the curriculum includes experience in basic and advanced camera techniques, a strong emphasis on lighting and composition, and understanding the changing digital world of photography and image creation. Sports, advertising, fashion, nature, digital retouching, basic and advanced Photoshop, are all combined to give the student the ability to seek entry-level positions in commercial art firms, advertising agencies, commercial photography studios as well as the ability to freelance. For the Bachelor of Graphic Arts program, students are taught in-depth techniques in computer graphics including web design and 3D animation in addition to general education classes that include commercial writing, art history, and mass communication. Graduates hit the employment streets with a powerful portfolio that commands attention from both employers and clients alike. More importantly, our faculty will arm you with the conceptual, strategic, and critical thinking skills that will separate you from your peers and create leaders in the industry.

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