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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.” Read more about Nashville's Economic Profile.

Designed by Tyler Earles, 2013 Graduate
Designed by Tyler Earles, 2013 Graduate

Alumni Update: Jose Semidei

After eight years, we caught back up with Jose Semidei to see what has changed in his life as a designer. He still lives in the Nashville area, he has moved to Swiftwick, a small, local company to take on more design responsibilities and after graduating, he decided to continue to give back his creative experiences by becoming a teacher at his Alma Mater - Nossi College of Art! Check out his design work and a few of his thoughts since we last connected in 2012! Check out Jose Semidei's Behance page. SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT JOSE: Jose loves the ...

Kappa Pi Past President Creates Mural for YCAP

YCAP students pose with Sean Williams from Nossi College of Art and Rachel Folk (Community Outreach Director with Y-CAP). Nossi All Access encourages art students to gain professional experience by connecting with local nonprofits needing creative assistance and support. After teaming up with YMCA Community Action Program, Y-CAP, in East Nashville, Nossi College of Art wanted to help brighten up the Y-CAP campus with a community mural. Rachel Folk, the Y-CAP Community Outreach Director, pitched a unique idea – create a four-piece moveable mural that can be displayed separately in four different rooms and could come together to tell a ...

Turn your baby’s perfect insta shot into a $500 college savings account!

Nossi College of Art invites alumni and community members to submit photos showing off the personality of their baby for possible use in an upcoming marketing campaign. If your baby's photos fit the campaign’s theme, I’m Different – I’m Nossi, families will be asked to attend a professional photoshoot at the college. Each participant will at least receive copies of their professionally-shot photographs. After the photoshoot is complete, any child that is chosen to be part of this campaign will receive a $500 college savings account established by Nossi College of Art's founder, Ms. Nossi Vatandoost and her son, Cyrus ...

Famous Drummer Speaks During Graduation

Nossi College of Art’s 2019 commencement speaker, Greg Upchurch, studied music at the University of Central Oklahoma before starting a storied career as a drummer. He famously worked with Chris Cornell in the late 90s for Chris' solo album and tour and Upchurch was the drumming backbone for other rock bands including Eleven, Puddle of Mudd and 3 Doors Down. The bands Upchurch has played with have sold over 20 million albums! He is currently part of 3 Doors Down, a multi-platinum group. They are currently touring across North America. Not only does 3 Doors Down tour the nation; they ...

Stay Current with Nossi’s ‘Together’ Program

The creative world is defined by its constant change and technological developments. It is essential to keep up-to-date with industry trends to have success, both in the classroom and in the real world. Not only does Nossi College provide students and alumni a means to stay current with professors active in Nashville’s graphic design, photo, commercial illustration, Web & Interactive, and ​Video & Film communities, but we also offer unique opportunities to refresh and refine your skill sets. Nossi’s Together Program does exactly that. The Together Program is designed for students and alumni (in all our art degrees) to retake ...

Going for BROKE; Introducing a New Comic Series

Drake Denada "Epic" joins Mathias Bartholomew Santiago "Omega" as the perfect anti-heroes, two broke ‘average Joes’ challenging themselves to become paid, professional heroes. If you have ever struggled to pay a bill in college, then you know the struggle of Broke Comic. Nossi College joins Antonio Flores II and Kenneth Brian Moore, the creators of Broke Comic. Thanks to the Memphis Comic Expo, Antonio and Kenneth were able to secure a publishing deal and Broke will be available for sale in the fall of 2018. Click here to stay up to date!  How did you come up with the idea? ...

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