Nossi Students Capture CMAFest 2017

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Each year, Nossi College of Art submits students’ concert photography portfolios to the Country Music Association hoping to be selected to capture CMA Fest in person as official, credentialed photographers. That’s right, Nossi photo students have shared the stage with Carrie Underwood, Taylor Swift, Blake Shelton and Hunter Hayes and have portfolio images to prove it! The CMA is selective in who attends each year and selects only a handful of college and university students for the CMA Award of Merit team based on their portfolios. Luckily, for Nossi College student, we have connected with music venues across town to act as their ‘house photographers’ to capture concerts throughout Music City. These opportunities enable our music photographers to experience a variety of music genres while working through the different lighting (or lack of lighting) situations. Every concert Nossi photographers capture gets them one step closer to a portfolio that qualifies them to shoot CMA Fest using Nossi All Access. Nossi has even created a student group for music industry interests called NossiMICs (Music Industry Club). We partner with local groups like the Country Music Association and Lightning 100, Nashville local radio station. Once students are selected for CMA Award of Merit team, they attend several meetings with CMA’s Creative staff to prepare for shooting all four days and nights of the June festival, shooting alongside the industry’s best. Students are given a map of the event, and they walk the festival grounds with CMA staff before the festival begins. Important locations and…

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 Academic…

Kappa Pi Photo Shoot

Illustration and Graphic Design students who are Kappa Pi Eta Tau members will get their original artwork photographed. Getting work photographed allows artists to show off original artwork digitally. Scanning large documents can get expensive, so Kappa Pi photographers have donated their time to help out their design and illustration counterparts. We will be sure to share artwork online once the photography is complete! 

Recognizing Nossi Students with Academic Honors

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Nossi College of Art recognizes student scholars through Academic Honors, highlighting their achievements in the Fall 2016 school semester. Students maintaining a 3.9 – 4.0 Grade Point Average qualify for the President’s List and students who earn a 3.7-3.89 GPA earn Dean’s List status. Over 60 students achieved high academic honors, and over half of those students achieved a perfect 4.0 GPA. Showcasing qualities of creativity, academia and professionalism, Nossi College is proud to highlight their successes. Students are enrolled in bachelor or associate’s degree in Commercial Photography, Web & InteractiveDesign, Graphic Design Media, Commercial Illustration, and Video & Film. Alabama Birmingham Symone Belcher – Dean’s List Florence Jacob Morgan – President’s List – 4.0 Hartselle Erica Lane – President’s List – 4.0 Harvest Aleah Chenowith – Dean’s List Mt. Olive Meagan Johnson – Dean’s List Toney Zachary Beaty – President’s List – 4.0 Kentucky Paducah Skyler Taylor – Dean’s Lis Tompkinsville Bruce Bow – President’s List – 4.0 Michigan Rochester Hills Kayla Kossajda – Dean’s List Mississippi New Albany Megan Thomas – President’s List – 4.0 New Jersey Blairstown Alexis Mostaccio – President’s List – 4.0 Tennessee Antioch Lisa Hinson – President’s List – 4.0 Cory Harkins – President’s List – 4.0 Bedford Sarah Hutslar – Dean’s List Bell Buckle Tyler Cowan – President’s List – 4.0 Bellevue Ryne Anderson – President’s List – 4.0 Sarah McKinney – President’s List – 4.0 Burns Jason Lyell – Dean’s List Cedar Hill Christina Bostwick Clarksville Hayley Colburn – President’s List –…

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