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Transferring Credits Doesn't Have to be Scary

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Nossi College is a nationally-accredited, professional collegiate institution transforming the artistic landscape of Nashville and the Southeast since 1973. Never bought out, shut down or liquidated, everything we do comes from the needs of the community.

Celebrating over 45 Years In Nashville

We are not going anywhere

No shut-downs or buy-outs. We have been educating creative professionals since 1973.

Continue your degree with us

View our FAQ's for Art Institute transfer students.

Nashville needs creatives

Nashville is one of the most viable ecospheres for creative professionals.

We've Got The Degree For You

All of our degree programs are designed to give students the knowledge to go out after graduation and land a career in their field. The curriculum blends classic and modern techniques and teaches through practical training outside the classroom. After graduation, our students can take on the world with an art, business and marketing mindset.

Bachelor Programs

Learn skills In Adobe photoshop & lightroom, Studio Lighting, Commercial and product photography plus Business and marketing classes

Learn skills in screenwriting, shooting & editing, lighting, producing and directing, and post-production including motion graphics and coding

Learn skills in 3D modeling, Sequential, Character Design, book illustration, Motion graphics (animation). Learn traditional & digital techniques

Learn skills including Web Design, Game Development, along with typography, package design, Page layout and advertising theory

Learn essential kitchen management, leadership, budgeting, purchasing, and business aspects necessary to find success

Nashville Needs Creatives

• Nashville Third-Best Big City for Jobs in U.S. Forbes magazine
• #7 on Forbes’ list of Top 25 Fastest-Growing Cities of 2018
• Top 20 City for Tech Jobs, Time Magazine
• Nashville is #6 City for Young Professionals, Smart Asset
• #1 Metro Area for Professional and Business Service Jobs, Forbes
• View more Nashville Stats on the Nashville Chamber Website here

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I Have College Credits from AI, Will They Transfer?

Find out if your credits are compatible by sending Nossi an unofficial transcript from your classes at Art Institute. Our registrar will check to see which credits can transfer to a degree program at Nossi College. You’ll need a C average or higher for credits to transfer. Once you decide to move forward with enrollment, we will not an official transcript to apply your credits to our curriculum.

Schedule a tour or ask a question below to get the ball rolling!

Financial Aid Available

Nossi is one of the most affordable art colleges in the area. How do we help you keep college costs in check?

  • Fixed-tuition policy means tuition never goes up for active students continuously enrolled in their degree program
  • Special scholarships for transfer, rural and out-of-state students
  • No out-of-state tuition fees
  • Interest-free options for students who pay on time
  • Together program – audit courses for free to stay up-to-date on the latest industry developments
  • Lifetime access to Career Services for all Nossi graduates

No Friday or Weekend Classes

Nossi offers morning (8-12), afternoon (1-5) and evening (6-10) lab-style classes on Monday through Thursday. Fridays are always free days - you can spend time in the computer lab, work with a college mentor, enjoy free campus WIFI or work a few additional hours. It is nice to count on a 3-day weekend, every weekend! Nossi also enrolls three times per year - in January for our Spring semester, May for our Summer semester and September for our Fall semester.

Career and Professional Development

Our career services department is dedicated to your success, helping you with mock interviews, résumé writing help and more. We also offer a Together Program, allowing alumni to return anytime and retake courses for no charge. Need a refresher in Adobe Photoshop or do you miss capturing photos in our studio? Sign for a class before the next semester begins. Learn about our Together Program here.

Get networking opportunities with leading Nashville businesses and with organizations like the American Advertising Federation, Ad2 Nashville, Metro Arts and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce. Plus, enjoy a monthly newsletter to keep you in the loop on all things Nossi along with details about professional development.

Learn from Creative Pros

At Nossi, you don’t just learn from instructors—you learn from active, creative professionals who know how to make your career successful. You’ll also get the chance to network with prominent local groups and businesses, so you’re ready to start making money as soon as you graduate. View Nossi's faculty.

Nossi College has an advisory board for each of our degree programs. They are made up of dedicated and influential creative professionals in Nashville. They always help ensure our curriculum is current with career needs and it allows us to modify courses to ensure graduate success.

All Access: Your Backstage Pass to a Creative Career

Nossi All Access gives you a chance to explore work opportunities before earning your degree. Work alongside Nashville’s creative businesses and nonprofits, and build a portfolio filled with brag-worthy work. It’s exactly what you need to graduate fully-equipped for a creative career: Experienced, connected and ready to use your skills in a job you love. Learn more about All Access.

> View All Access Student Work

Student Housing

Nossi is excited to introduce housing through Music City Housing Services. Discover your housing options and start connecting with fellow Nossi students.

> Discover Nossi's Housing options and additional information.

Portfolio Requirements

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. Visit our post on the artistic portfolio and body of work requirements needed for each program.

Nossi admissions team is here to help with any questions you have!


We understand, you have specific questions about your college career. We have been talking with a lot of AI students and we wanted to supply this information so you know the best way to get started.

About Nossi College

Our Campus

Nossi’s campus is an artists’ gem located just north of downtown Nashville, Tenn. We’ve built the perfect creative oasis for students and teachers to collaborate and learn.

Our History

Nossi College of Art began as a fine art school in 1973 and transformed from two students learning art in a kitchen to a nationally-accredited, professional collegiate institution.

Tour of Nossi in 360


One of the unique aspects about Nossi College, we stack our faculty with instructors who are also professional artists around Middle Tennessee. Aside from teaching our students, all of our instructors have careers as active, working professionals for local businesses or they created their own businesses. The ability to keep up with industry trends while teaching is a major advantage for Nossi students.

Ready to Schedule Your Tour?

The perfect way to get started is to schedule a tour with our admissions team. You will get a one-on-one tour to talk about your specific needs. You will get a chance to see our creative spaces, meet some teachers and students and connect with an admissions team dedicated to helping you every step of the way.

Ready to Apply to Nossi College?

Although we have a transfer application online, we prefer al AI students connect with our admissions team before completing an official application to ensure top priority. Please contact our team via email here. Let us know the best way to reach you (phone, text or email) and your schedule so we can be sure and reach you at an appropriate time.

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