Nossi College of Art

  • Nossi College of Art was started by an artist, Ms. Nossi, and for nearly half a century it`s where student artists in Nashville have found a home. Nossi College was built around your imagination. You can let your creative mind run wild as you train for your career in an awesome field like photography, graphic design, illustration, video and film, or web and interactive design.
  • Nossi is the only college in Tennessee designed specifically as an art school. Our new modern campus took three full years from idea to completion because we wanted to get everything just right. Our design and editing labs were created to mimic pro-level labs and are equipped with industry-standard software and tech. We boast one of the largest instructional photography studios in the region. If there`s a campus better designed to encourage creativity, we haven`t seen it.
  • Step onto our campus and it won`t take long to see why our students say, "I`m different. I`m Nossi." If people say you are different, then welcome home.  https://nossi.edu/about/
School Highlights
  • Nossi College of Art serves 300 students (100% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 6:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 26%.
  • Nossi College of Art is one of 12 community colleges within Davidson County, TN.
  • The nearest community college to Nossi College of Art is Miller-Motte Technical College-Madison (2.0 miles away).

School News

  • Student Services Director Nominated for Award - 06/07/2018 - The Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and YP Nashville on Thursday unveiled the 2018 finalists for the Nashville Emerging Leader Awards, a program recognizing Middle Tennessee`s top young professionals under ...morethe age of 40.The NELAs recognize five finalists in 15 industry classifications. A committee of community leaders and experts within each industry selected the finalists based on their answers to essay questions, level of professional achievement, demonstrated leadership and community impact.<br /><br />Nossi College of Art's own Libby Funke Luff was one of five nominated in the advertising and marketing category. hide

Top Placements

Nossi College of Art places among the top 20% of community colleges in Tennessee for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 48 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Nossi College of Art(TN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty48 staff29 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Nossi College of Art has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 6:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Nossi College of Art diversity score of 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.42. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
Total Enrollment300 students631 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio6:130:1
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# Full-Time Students300 students369 students
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% Asian
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2%
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% Hispanic
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3%
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% Black
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17%
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% White
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74%
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% Two or more races
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2%
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% Unknown races
100%
2%
Diversity Score0.000.42
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$24,900$29,400
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Finances and Admission

    % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%93%
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    Median Debt for Graduates$29,500$12,500
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    Median Debt for Dropouts$12,516$6,297
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    Acceptance Rate61%74%
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    Extracurriculars

    Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 extracurriculars
    ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
    Colors Club for LGBT Students and Allies, Nossi Fashion Creatives, Nossi Veteran's Group, NossiMICs (music industry club), Outdoors Club

    Arts and Music Programs:
    Kappa Pi - Eta Tau
    Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

    School Notes

    • From graphic and web design to photography, motion graphics to 3D Animation, plus video and film career options, Nossi College of Art graduates have gone on to successful, professional careers in advertising, photography, computer graphics, video and film careers plus so much more. Nossi College of Art offers Associate and Bachelor's degrees in the professional arts - Photography, Graphic Design, Interactive and Web Design, Video & Film and Illustration.
    • 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 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 and videography teach students critical time-saving techniques that enable them to ultimately produce work within deadlines and with the creative skill necessary in the industry. We also offer marketing, business and social media courses to better understand the business behind the methods. 
    • In Commercial Digital Photography, 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 programs, students are taught in-depth techniques in traditional and digital technologies 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. 
    • The Bachelors Degree in Videography at Nossi College of Art highlights an emerging trend in video, incorporating graphic elements like motion graphics to short-format film. Video professionals are now being asked to do more with advances in technology, like uploading content directly to the web and understanding how to use graphics within video. Nossi's degree program concentrates on various aspects of video while incorporating graphic design, to enhance a student's skillset by deepening their understanding of the industry. In addition to fundamentals like writing, shooting, editing and directing, Nossi College also teaches design, marketing and business courses. 

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