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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 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 such as photoshop, lightroom, lighting, fashion, product photography, studio

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

Learn skills such as 3D modeling, Sequential, Character Design, book illustration, product design

Learn skills such as Web Design, Game Development, Ui/Ux, Interactive Design, and Social Media Development

Learn skills such as Web Design, Game Development, Ui/Ux, Interactive Design, and Social Media Development

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



I Have College Credits, Will They Transfer?

Find out if your credits are compatible by sending Nossi an unofficial transcript. You’ll need a C average or higher for credits to transfer, and the college you’re transferring from must be accredited. Once you provide an official transcript, our registrar will confirm which credits will transfer, and you can move forward with enrollment. Schedule a tour or ask a question below to get the ball rolling!

No Friday or Weekend Classes

Nossi offers morning, afternoon and evening classes, with select general education classes available online. If you are interested in our Evening Degree Program, classes are only Mondays – Thursdays from 6 – 10 pm. Plus, no classes on Friday means you can count on a 3-day weekend, every weekend!

Job Placement

Did you know 95% of our 2013 graduates had a job after graduation?*  Our career services department is dedicated to your success, helping you with mock interviews, résumé writing help and more. Plus, Forbes Magazine ranked Nashville sixth in the country for Best Big City for Jobs in 2014!

You’ll get networking opportunities with leading Nashville businesses and with organizations like American Advertising Federation, Ad2 Nashville, Metro Arts and the Nashville Chamber of Commerce.

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.

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 elite, 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

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
  • 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

* job placement assistance available for all graduates. Institutional placement total for 2013 was 95%. ** source

Off-Campus Housing

Nossi is excited to introduce off-campus housing through Collegiate Housing Services. This concierge service is designed to remove the stress of finding affordable housing for college. Discover your 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.

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. Discover the requirements needed for each program here. 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 admin team dedicated to helping you every step of the way. – link with button –


Ready to Submit your Application (no button) – 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.


Now Accepting Applications for the Fall 2019 Semester.

Classes Now Open

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