Nossi College of Art

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Nossi College of Art Photo #1 - Nossi College of Art, located a few miles from downtown Nashville with easy access to most interstates, gives creative students a college built specifically for them.
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Nossi College of Art Photo #1 - Nossi College of Art, located a few miles from downtown Nashville with easy access to most interstates, gives creative students a college built specifically for them.
Nossi College of Art Photo #2 - Mock Interviews, something each graduating senior goes through for education, experience and feedback. Great interview experience, plus many of our students land jobs or have access to great opportunities!
Nossi College of Art Photo #3 - Working on a photo shoot with Musician, Phil Vassar. We help with photography, some video and graphic design needs for his team!
Nossi College of Art Photo #4 - On location video project. This was a documentary for a local nonprofit, St. Luke's Community House.
Nossi College of Art Photo #5 - On location shoot for Nossi's Photography and Videography class. Downtown Nashville high rise Condo is a great setting for fashion class!
Nossi College of Art Photo #6 - Annual summer cookout for students, faculty, staff and grads!
Nossi College of Art Photo #7 - Our semester senior show gives our graduating seniors a chance to show off their work to family and friends as well as professionals!
Nossi College of Art Photo #8 - Nossi's custom-made anatomy studio allows students to work with models in our basic and advanced anatomy classes. This is where students learn the foundation of drawing people so they can become skilled at character creation.
Nossi College of Art Photo #9 - Studio A has a garage door opening so we can bring in large items to photograph - think classic muscle cars, motorcycles, music videos and other needs.
Nossi College of Art Photo #10 - Student groups meet in conference rooms while enjoying pizza and planning out their semester events. From photoshoots to media days to agency tours, Nossi offers 6 student groups to get you engaged to Nashville's creative and professional communities.
  • Nossi College of Art was founded by an artist, Ms. Nossi, in 1973. It is where student artists create in Nashville, Tenn., AKA Music City USA. Let your creative mind run wild as you train for a career in fields like photography, graphic & web design, illustration, culinary arts, or video & film.
  • Nossi College of Art is the only art college in Tennessee designed specifically for artists. Our new modern campus took three full years to build - 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 (2400 square feet!. 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 consider themselves unique and 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 (92% 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 40% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 31%.

School News

  • Nossi College of Art to Offer a Degree in Culinary Arts Beginning Next Fall - 11/17/2020 - by CHRIS CHAMBERLAIN NOV 17, 2020
    Nossi College of Art's new culinary program will be helmed by veteran chef and educator Anthony Mandriota.

    No matter where we find ourselves ...morein a post-vaccine Nashville, I imagine there will still be a need for more qualified kitchen workers, so it`s good news to hear about a bold new educational initiative recently announced by Nossi College of Art. hide

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 50 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Nossi College of Art(TN) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociates CollegesBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty50 staff36 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 decreased from 28:1 over five years.
The Nossi College of Art diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.49. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment300 students2,276 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio6:130:1
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# Full-Time Students275 students503 students
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# Part-Time Students25 students1,773 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
% Asian
1%
2%
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% Hispanic
5%
4%
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% Black
18%
17%
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% White
60%
69%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
12%
2%
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Diversity Score0.590.49
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$24,900$29,400
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid60%94%
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Median Debt for Graduates$34,000$12,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,500
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Acceptance Rate50%83%
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Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Colors Club for LGBT Students and Allies, Nossi Fashion Creatives, Nossi Student Events, Nossi Veteran's Group, NossiMICs (music industry club), Outdoors Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Kappa Pi - Eta Tau
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

Nossi College of Art offers Associate and Bachelor's degrees in the professional arts - Culinary Arts, Photography, Graphic Design, Video & Film, and Commercial Illustration. Thanks to our unique and Award-Winning* student activities office, we provide Nossi All Access, which gives students opportunities to create for real clients - and get paid for their experience and expertise.

Build a real-world portfolio while you are in school to set you apart from peers after graduation. Capture concerts and fashion shows, produce logos and posters for Nashville events, illustrate characters and children's books, document music videos and behind the scenes event documentaries, or code websites and apps for Nashville area nonprofits, businesses, and brands. 

We always assist students with financial aid for those who qualify and provide LIFETIME career 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 focus on teaching students critical time-saving techniques enabling them to produce work within deadline and with the creative skills necessary for each industry. We also offer marketing, business and social media courses to better understand the business behind their chosen careers.
  • Culinary Arts Associate Degree is our newest program that will launch in Fall 2021. Led by award-winning Chef Anthony Mandriota, classes will focus on essential kitchen and managerial skills necessary to be successful in the industry. In addition to cooking and baking, students will learn about leadership, business skills, and niche industries.
     
  • For Photography students, the curriculum includes experience in basic and advanced camera techniques, a strong emphasis in lighting, composition and understanding the changing digital world of photography and image creation. Classes in sports, wedding, food, travel, fashion, nature, digital retouching, basic and advanced Photoshop are all combined to give you the ability to seek entry-level positions in commercial art firms, advertising agencies, commercial photography studios as well as the ability to freelance.
     
  • Graphic Design 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 separate you from your peers and create leaders in the industry. 
     
  • Video & Film students understand the emerging trends 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. 
     
  • Commercial Illustration students learn the traditional and digital mediums to make them successful in a commercial world. With unique studios and an anatomy lab, illustration students learn a strong foundation in illustration and design so they can take on multiple career opportunities. From comic art to book publishing and 3D technologies, our students can find their perfect fit and produce strong portfolios by graduation. 

Profile last updated: 01/12/2021

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The nearest community college to Nossi College of Art is Miller-Motte Technical College-Madison (1.9 miles away).
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