Spring Semester Award Winners

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Photos take by Nossi College of Art Student, Jason Lyell This spring, 41 students were nominated in seven award categories at Nossi College of Art’s Open House featuring the Senior Show. From Most Improved to Most Creative, these awards, presented at the end of each semester, highlight successes from the student body. Nossi College’s adjunct faculty members and select staff members help nominate students who excelled throughout the semester.   “I’m honored to be part of the nominating class each semester because I am always impressed with the level of work our students are producing and the commitment they have to their craft,” said Libby Funke, Student Activities Director at Nossi College. The award ceremony takes place after the Senior Show. Winners are announced in the following categories: Most Creative, Class Participation, Most Improved, Ambassador, Academic All Star and Talent Discovery. Academic All Star and Talent Discovery are awards reserved only for graduating seniors. The student with the highest GPA in each program earn Academic All Star while one student, considered “best of the best” among Nossi’s most creative students is picked for Talent Discovery and presented with a $400 prize. Class Participation Susan Birchfield of Milton, Tenn and Audrey Hale of Nashville Most Improved Ashleigh McBride of Glasgow, Ky and Hector Mendoza of Clarksville, Tenn Excellent Student Suzan Ahmed of Richmond, Va., and Kayla Crumbley of Nashville Ambassador Award Sean Williams of Nashville and Angela Everett of Hendersonville Most Creative Joseph Ebanks of Nashville and Michael Gribble of Hendersonville…

FAQ for Nossi’s Certificate Programs

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Is financial aid offered for certificate programs? Financial aid will not be offered. This program is a certificate program and not a degree program, therefore, financial aid will not be available. If I take Nossi’s Certificate Program, will I get course credit? You will not receive course credit on your college transcripts when you graduate from the certificate programs. Although this certificate will not transfer to other colleges, it will provide a path for Nossi students to seek additional degrees in a shorter amount of time. If you are interested in future degree opportunities, please ask your admissions representative how this may apply to you. Will I need a camera for the photography certificate program? Yes, you will need to purchase a DSL Camera for this class. We have partnered with Dury’s Camera Shop, so if you do not have a camera, or if you need to purchase new equipment, you can work directly with their qualified experts to purchase cameras, equipment and accessories from a trusted brand at a discounted rate. Will I need a computer for the photography program? No, a computer will not be needed for this certificate program but we highly recommend you consider purchasing a laptop. You can use a trusted partner, Experimac, to get good deals on new and refurbished Macs. Will I need a computer for the UX/UI program? All work will be done within a Nossi computer lab, so a separate laptop is not required. You are welcome to bring a laptop…

Business and Marketing Classes Designed for Art Students

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

As an artist, it is extremely important to understand the value you bring to the table during business discussions. That perceived value (set by you and viewed by the client) can help determine your pay rate – show up to a meeting disheveled and unorganized, that may show clients you aren’t professional or can’t be taken seriously. However, if you show up looking styled, organized and ready to share research during the meeting – then your perceived value increases and so can your earnings.  The more students learn to understand the art of business, the more successful they will be in the creative and tech industries. At Nossi College, understanding business isn’t a subject taught in a class, it is a class all by itself. Whether students are studying photography, video, design or illustration, everyone takes business classes to learn about developing business plans, creating contract agreements, understanding good communication, negotiating pay rates and we even brush over advertising and marketing.  Marketing plus advertising ideas and theories are discussed more in-depth during Online Marketing class, which is taken in conjunction with our business classes.  Students can truly understand the process it takes to share stories and successes about their business. Those posts and blogs could lead to additional clients and referrals! Students start with social media and then dive more into running their own website, blogging about experiences and sharing content on social media. Check our two of our student stories below! Joshijah Spence Photography – Joshijah has been blogging about…

Two Nossi Students Earn Kappa Pi Scholarships

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Kappa Pi reinstated the Eta Tau Chapter at Nossi College of Art a few short years ago thanks to the help or current student at the time (and now Nossi graduate) Nicole Drake. Since relaunching the group, we have brought chapters together from across middle Tennessee, we have boosted membership at Nossi College, we have gotten involved with community organizations like Hands On Nashville and now two of our members received honorable mention scholarships from this International organization.   Congratulations to Brandi Leath and Cory Harkins! Brandi Leath recently graduated with her degree in Interactive Graphic Design and is currently working for Parachute Media in East Nashville. Cory is a current student studying Illustration and already landed a big job with Toy Box Productions as Marketing and Lead Illustrator.  “The scholarship committee had a difficult time selecting the scholarship winners from the outstanding applications that were submitted,” said Michael Stanley, Kappa Pi President, “Take special pride in this achievement for your outstanding portfolio.” Kappa Pi wants to encourage all artists to continue your creative exploration and keep putting new artwork out into the world! The below artwork is the reason Brandi and Cory were recognized. Congratulations to you both.  

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