Portfolio Requirements for Admission to Nossi College of Art

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Application Process – Submitting Your Work


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You are reading this because you are interested in attending Nossi College of Art or you just applied for acceptance into the college.

Acceptance into Nossi requires each applicant to submit a body of work (also referred to as a portfolio). Requirements vary depending on the program you are most interested in. If you have any questions about submitting work, please do not hesitate to call admissions at 615-514-2787 (ARTS) or email.

Illustration:
Submit eight to 10 pieces of original work. The pieces submitted for consideration need to be a traditional style including painting, color pencil, graphite, watercolor, pen or marker. In addition to a traditional style, you may also incorporate digitally created projects. You can submit original pieces or a digital copy of each piece. We also accept sketchbooks displaying a range of skills showcasing your passion for illustration. All original work will be returned to the student.

Graphic Design Media:
Submit eight to 10 pieces of graphic work. These can include but are not limited to layouts for posters, brochures, package design, cd artwork and website or app designs. It is a plus if designs include samples of type, logos and understanding of content within the design. We accept both finished pieces and sketches. Did you just start producing work? No problem, as we can evaluate your creative thought process. ASSIGNMENT: Visit Google and search for 1. Creative Ads 2. Creative Packaging and/or 3. Creative Websites. Select IMAGES from the Google Navigation Menu and choose three (3) images from each. Explain why you selected each of the images and submit these for review. Please type your explanation.

Web & Interactive Design:
Submit eight to 10 pieces of graphic or interactive work. These can include but are not limited to graphic renderings, widgets, apps, websites and simple code development. They can also include designs for posters, brochures, package design, logos or cd artwork. We accept both finished pieces, wireframes and sketches. Did you just start producing work? No problem, as we can evaluate your creative thought process. ASSIGNMENT: Visit Google and search for 1. Creative App Layout 2. Creative Wireframing, 3. Creative Interactive Layout and/or 4. Creative Website Design. Select IMAGES from the Google Navigation Menu and choose three (3) images from each. Explain why you selected each of the images and submit these for review. Please type your explanation.

Photography:
Submit eight to 10 photographs – either prints or digital copies. All images should be titled and can be black and white, color or digitally manipulated photos. You can submit photographs via a thumb drive, cell phone, tablet, DVD, CD, Dropbox link or email images to admissions@nossi.edu. Consider a variety of subject matters including nature, people, sports or fashion.

Video and Film:
Submit up to five videos through YouTube, Vimeo, Vine, Instagram, cell phones, thumb drives or DVD. Your body of work does not have to be limited to video, we also accept screenwriting samples and some photography. List your interests in creative fields like Photoshop, yearbook, drama, fine arts, fashion, architecture, dance, sports and/or business to show your interest and ability to think like a videographer. Don’t have video projects to show? ASSIGNMENT: Create an example video no more than 30 seconds in length. Show a character wanting something, their path to getting it and whether they failed or achieved in attaining the goal.

Our admissions team will view all submitted work and we will notify you if any additional needs are required. Questions? Please do not hesitate to reach out: 615-514-2787 (ARTS) or email.

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