Adult Learners

Let's Awaken the Artist Inside You

For adult or military members, Nossi tailors a creative curriculum to fill Nashville's needs while developing your artistic talents. If you've ever dreamed of having a creative career, now is the time and Nossi is the place.


With a specialized 24-month associate degree program in photography and five tailored bachelor’s degrees, you will be immersed in collaborative, creative, hands-on courses depending on your interests. We offer morning, afternoon, and night classes for adult students on Mondays through Thursdays. Are you ready to start or finish your bachelor’s degree?

Learn about your degree options here.

  • Morning (8-12), afternoon (1-5) and evening classes (6-10) available
  • January, May or September start dates
  • With transfer credits, get your degree even faster! View our Transfer Student information

Adults and returning military often have questions when it comes to going back to school. How do you juggle school, a job and a family? How can you afford it? How can you find a job when you graduate? Get answers below or schedule your free tour to learn even more.

College Resources for Veterans

Federal and state financial aid, veteran’s benefits and student loans are earmarked for veterans. We’ll help you apply and navigate your options. We want to recognize and support U.S. military members and families, and we appreciate your service to our country.

Click HERE to learn about military-specific options.

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Schedules to Fit Your Life

Your life is busy. That’s why we offer photographycommercial illustrationvideo & filmgraphic design media, web & interactive design, and culinary arts programs designed to fit your life. We offer three times to enroll each year, and with Fridays off, you’ll have three-day weekends to catch up on homework and spend quality time with your family.

Job and Career Assistance

Forbes ranked Nashville third nationwide for Best Big Cities for Jobs in 2018.* Plus, Nashville is ranked fourth in the top 20 for Vibrant Arts Community**.

“Nashville, TN, has long been known for its expansive music scene, but the emergence of world-class visual arts and fashion has put Nashville – Music City – on the map as an artistic and culturally rich destination.” – NCAR Arts Vibrancy Index Report, 2018

Career Services Department for Adult Students

Our career services department is dedicated to your success, helping you with mock interviews, résumé writing help and more.

* Forbes, May 7, 2018

** 2018 Vibrancy Index Report from SMU’s National Center for Arts Research (NCAR) today released its fourth annual Arts Vibrancy Index

Hands-On Learning from Creative Pros

At Nossi, we take pride in giving students hands-on instruction. Did you know we only hire active, creative professionals as our instructors? You’ll learn from creative pros with over 1,000 years of combined experience who run businesses and work in Nashville’s creative community.

You’ll get networking opportunities with leading Nashville businesses, and with organizations like the Arts and Business Council, American Advertising Federation, Ad2 Nashville, Nashville Fashion Alliance, the CMA, Young Entertainment Professionals, Kappa Pi along with the Nashville, Madison/Rivergate, Hispanic and LGBT Chambers of Commerce, to name a few.

All Access: Your backstage pass to a creative career

Nossi All Access gives you a chance to pursue work opportunities before you earn your degree. You’ll work alongside Nashville’s creative elite, and build a portfolio filled with actual work. It’s exactly what you need to graduate fully equipped for a creative career. Learn more about All Access.

Financial Aid for Adult Students

Need help figuring out how to afford college? We can help. Options include:

  • Financial aid for adults, veterans, reservists and even military spouses*
  • Scholarships specifically for adult students
  • Our fixed-tuition policy means your tuition will never go up as long as you’re an active student.
  • Our Together Program lets you audit classes for free – stay fresh in your field of study long after graduation
  • Low tuition rates for both in-state and out-of-state students, plus no additional out-of-state fees!
  • Interest-free loans for those who pay on time
  • Veterans Student Group to share experiences and collaborate

Schedule your free tour and learn more about programs and campus activities.

*Financial aid is available to those who qualify

Portfolio Requirements for Adult Students

The degree programs at Nossi College of Art have different requirements for acceptance. Students must submit work to be eligible and accepted to attend Nossi College of Art. Discover the requirements needed for each program here. Nossi admissions team is here to help with any questions you have, feel free to email us anytime!

Off-Campus Housing for Adult Students

Nossi is excited to introduce off-campus housing through Collegiate Housing Services. This concierge service is designed to remove the stress of finding housing for college. Discover affordable housing options and enjoy perks such as single monthly payments, a roommate finder, fun amenities and a student activities group, connecting you with fellow Nossi students. Have questions now? Click here for more info.

Summer Semester begins Monday, May 10

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