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Once you’ve completed your degree, you’ll be ready to join Nashville’s booming job sectors. Plus, there’s never been a better time to enter the workforce. Forbes has labeled Tennessee as the number seven for the Best Place for Businesses while SmartAsset lists Nashville at the top for Best Cities for College Grads.

“The Nashville region is defined by a diverse economy, low costs of doing business, a creative culture and a well-educated population,” says Courtney Ross, Chief Economic Development Officer for the Nashville Chamber.“

The Nashville Chamber's Chief Workforce Development Officer Nancy Eisenbrandt says, “The Nashville region is an incredible magnet for talented, young graduates and the types of workers that new, growing industries seek. Considered a national hub for the Creative Class, the Nashville region’s educated workforce not only provides a strong talent pool for companies, but also bolsters the region’s diversity, vibrancy, artistic and musical essence, and provides a powerful competitive edge in technology and innovation.”

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JOB OPENING – Social Media Coordinator

Nossi's Social Media Content Coordinator Job Description  The Challenge: Social Media is the most common and prevalent communication tool for the Nossi College of Art community. We are looking to harness the power of our social media to boost traffic and engagement while increasing awareness of our programs and creative opportunities for our community.  Who we are and what we are looking for: This job will require on-campus M-F interaction. This is NOT a remote position. Some nights and weekends are required based on events, activities, and field trips. Established in 1973, Nossi College of Art is a leading private ...

2022 CMA Fest Student Work

Nossi College of Art has partnered with the legendary CMA Fest for several years. At the CMA Fest, each year puts several college students on location to capture the fun of the CMA fest. This requires several photographers and editors with feet on the ground at the event. This is an excellent opportunity for Nossi Video & Film students and Alumni to grow their experience behind the lens. This past CMA Fest last June 2022 in downtown Nashville, TN, three current Nossi students interned with this program. The Photography Program Chair, Tom Stanford, was on-site to help the students and ...

Nossi College of Art 2021 Year-End Highlights

"In this year we celebrate successes both big and small while remembering to focus on the positive interactions in our lives." - Nossi Vatandoost, Nossi College of Art Founder and Chairwoman Left: Cyrus Vatandoost, Ms. Nossi Vatandoost, Celene Aubrey of Hatch Show Print, 2021 Graduation Ceremony A Message to the Nossi Family Nossi College of Art experienced tremendous growth and change in 2021 thanks to our dedicated staff, faculty, students, alumni, and community members who are committed to the success of Tennessee's only private art college. From launching a new degree program in the middle of a pandemic to hosting ...

Hatch Show Print Joins Nossi’s 2021 Commencement Ceremony

JUMP LINKS: Order your Grad Photos! | Top Six Quotes from Celene's Speech | Graduation Video! Nossi College of Art held its 2021 graduation ceremony in August at Goodpasture High School in Madison, Tennessee. Joined by Cyrus Vatandoost, Master of Ceremonies, and Ms. Nossi Vatandoost, Nossi College's founder, over 50 graduates donned their caps and gowns to highlight this important achievement and the pinnacle success of college before starting on their journey in the creative economy. We were fortunate enough to welcome Celene Aubry, the Director and Print Show Manager at Hatch Show Print as our 2021 Commencement Speaker. Her selection as ...

Cheekwood Estate & Gardens: Photos by Nossi Grad

"One of the finest remaining American Country Place Era estates in the nation. Cheekwood comprises a botanical garden, arboretum, and museum with historic rooms and art galleries in Nashville, Tennessee. Today, Cheekwood serves the public showcasing 12 distinct gardens, 7,000 works in its permanent collection as well as traveling exhibits, and a mile-long woodland trail featuring modern and contemporary outdoor sculpture." - Leslie B. Jones and Shanna T. Jones, Cheekwood Book Cheekwood Coffee Table Book by Leslie B. Jones and Shanna T. JonesSelect images in the book by Caitlin Harris Sounds like a photographer's dream location, right? Whether you are ...

The Winning Design: a Real-World Partnership

Nossi All Access gives students an opportunity to work on real-world projects. Set up as project-based internships, students in each of our creative programs get an opportunity to collaborate with clients to produce real results. Depending on client and project needs, students are hand-selected or can personally sign up for a variety of projects. Nossi All Access Project: Collaborate with the client and design brand needs for the company's logo and brand colors. The Client: An LDG Development project - The Briarville - an affordable housing community and Nossi College's newest neighbor. The Briarville Renderings The Briarville community layout The ...

Nossi College of Art Year-End Review And Highlights

"We remain dedicated to being the first choice for creative students across the Southeast." - Cyrus Vatandoost, Nossi College of Art's Executive Vice President.Left: Daniela Vatandoost, Ms. Nossi Vatandoost, Cyrus Vatandoost during 2019 Graduation Ceremony. A Message to the Nossi Family We have encountered an unprecedented year, but one that allowed us to create new ways to support our students and deepen Nossi College’s impact locally as well as across the Southeast. After years of shifting to technology-based programs to meet the needs of the creative industries, we were able to pivot to virtual instruction when the pandemic began in ...

2020 Graduation – Celebrating Through Adversity

2020 gifted Nossi students with unique barriers to overcome, problems to solve, and newfound confidence to crush obstacles in their way. We have a talented group of alumni we are excited to introduce to the creative community. This year, Nossi College of Art is excited to unveil our 2020 Commencement Exercise details! Designed by Nossi Student, Jessica Cale The Event WHENSaturday, August 22 @ 10 AMGraduation Portraits will be taken from 8:30 to 9:45 AM. We ask all graduates to arrive no later than 9:45 for the ceremony. WHERENossi College of Art's Campus - we will be gathered in the ...

Nossi college introduces dynamic 2020 Commencement speaker, Valerie Graves

Valerie Graves is a leading diversity advocate in the advertising world, and has a storied career in the field. Since beginning her career as a copywriter at Michigan’s D’arcy, MacManus, & Masius Agency, she has been breaking gender and racial barriers since the "Mad Men" age of advertising. Graves held titles from Copywriter to Chief Creative Officer, Creative Director, Public Speaker, Author, Senior Vice President, and Creative Consultant. She has also joined numerous creative and nonprofit boards, providing input and experiences - all in a white, male-dominated industry. She will be joining Nossi College of Art on Saturday, August 22, ...

Iconic Nashville Billboard Features Nossi Alumni Illustration

With the help of ArtPop Street Gallery, Nossi alumnus Danielle Duer exhibited her artwork, Thank You-HealthCare Heroes, on three billboards, including the iconic Nashville Sign - a large, digital billboard towering over West End. ArtPop Street Gallery's nonprofit mission? Giving communities greater access to art, by supporting the artists that create it. Wendy Hickey, owner and founder of ArtPop Street Gallery, connected with Blackbird Media and RBX Media in Nashville for a special short billboard run due to COVID-19. Her next step? Finding and collaborating with talented artists to display artwork on a variety of billboards across town. Scrolling through ...

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