Adult Learners

Let's Awaken the Artist Inside You

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


With a specialized 24-month associate degree program in culinary arts and four 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 earning your college degree?

Learn about Nossi's degree options.

Adults and returning military often have questions when it comes to going back to college.
- How do I juggle school, a job, and a family?
- How can I afford it?
- How can I find a job after graduation? Continue for answers below, contact our admissions team, 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.

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Schedules to Fit Your Life

Your life is busy. That’s why we offer Photography, Illustration Technologies, Videography & Filmmaking, Graphic Design, and Culinary Arts programs designed to fit your life.

We offer two options for enrollment in May and September. Plus, with Fridays off, so you can enjoy three-day weekends to catch up on homework, work, or 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, 2019

Career Services Department for Adult Students

Our career services department is available for LIFE and is dedicated to your success. Nossi's team helps you with mock interviews, résumé writing assistance, survival jobs, professional development, plus more.

* Forbes, May 7, 2018

** 2019 NCAR Arts Vibrancy Index Report

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, 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 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 and Design have different requirements for acceptance. Students must submit work to be eligible and accepted to attend Nossi College of Art and Design. 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!

Student Housing Now Available!

Nossi College offers student housing through Music City Housing. In the Fall 2021 semester, we launched new student housing located directly across the street from campus - no commuting necessary!

Our student housing is designed to remove the stress of finding housing for college in Nashville.

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