Five ways to maximize your college experience

WRITTEN BY: intern extraordinaire

So you’ve arrived at college, now what?   Don’t let your college years seem daunting. College should be something you look back on and smile about as you think about how you matured and grew into your true identity. As a senior, I look back on simple things I did to really make my experience fun and valuable because I got involved and met some amazing people. Check out my five pieces of advice for incoming college students: #1-Student Groups I joined a couple of student groups in my freshman year and it was very valuable. I met a bunch of people who I’m still friends with 4 years later. It’s so comforting to walk around campus and always see a familiar face! At Nossi, I get to connect with these student groups:     NossiMICS – A Music and Entertainment Group Kappa Pi Eta Tau – International Honorary Art Society for Academic Student Leaders Colors Club – Nossi’s LGBT student group The Fashion Collective – Connects creative to Nashville growing fashion industry The Drawing Board – Group for sequential and animation artists #2- Networking Is this you when it’s time to talk to strangers 👇👇👇 Networking can appear awkward at first making it easy to avoid the situation altogether! Conversational skills are learned over time, so going to meet-ups and job fairs is a great place to start. GOAL: Meet one stranger and share a business card. This will be one of the most valuable skills to build upon because…

Hands-On Learning Versus Learning Online

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

When is it best to take an online class versus a class on campus?You have probably seen or heard lots advertisements for online classes and online degrees, making your choice harder.Before making a decision about where you earn your creative degree, consider why learning at Nossi College of Art can have a greater impact on your professional career than an ONLINE-ONLY education. At Nossi, you spend your first day of class meeting your instructors and learning about their professional, creative lives in Middle Tennessee. Connect with classmates who share your interests, passions and creative gifts. As the semester progresses, you will collaborate with students in class as well as with students in other programs, learning about all creative fields and how they can benefit your professional career. Nossi’s classrooms are interactive environments providing you with critiques for artwork, discussions on client relations, debates on methodologies and advice for pricing your work. There is no better way to learn these skills than in person. So when is it beneficial to learn online? Nossi offers general education courses within an online classroom, so you don’t always have to commute to campus. This online function for general education courses helps fit class into your already busy schedule. It is your decision to learn online or in person. We understand it can be difficult to work a full-time job, go to school and balance your life – but there is a way! Over 300 students do it every year with Nossi. When making your…

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Alumni Success: Discovering Design

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Meet Tyson Davis – a Graphic Design Media graduate of Nossi College of Art. Tyson, excelling in all things print and design, masters the process of taking an idea from concept to finished print on paper; an undeniable talent that he’s been professionally honing for over 5 years. Why did you decide to become a graphic designer?  Becoming a graphic designer was something that I had no clue people actually did when I was a kid. I, like most people, see ads of all types every day and never thought that someone had to build and create them. I grew up in AZ right outside of Phoenix. Growing up in that area I was heavily inspired by graffiti and street art, so I was always messing around with (don’t hate on me) MS Paint and other things that may not be of the most legit expressions of one’s creativeness… Fast forward a couple of years and you find me sitting at a desk – bored, uninspired and truly unhappy thinking I was going to become a Pharmacist. I ended up taking a creative writing class that, unknowing to me, would be the first steps toward my career as a professional designer. I had an awesome, eccentric professor who always encouraged us to be different and cared about our thought process during our journey. One day she commented on my doodles appearing on every paper I turned in, and that small, yet huge conversation to me, is what led to me leaving school…

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