Life After Service: Back to School Guide for Veterans

WRITTEN BY: intern extraordinaire

Exclusively written for nossi.edu by Allie Cooper After an honorable discharge, many veterans decide to go to college or university to complete their advanced education. Not all skills learned in the military are transferrable to a career, so getting a higher education can make you more competitive and desirable in the civilian job market. Nossi College has a variety of degree programs, which are perfectly suited for real-world experiences. Veterans face a variety of challenges during their educational pursuit after the military, like finding the right school and staying afloat financially, all while working towards a degree with career potential. However,, there are numerous options for financial assistance, from the Post 9/11 GI Bill, the Yellow Ribbon Program, and a variety of other grants and scholarships. In a higher education feature for military veterans, Accredited Schools Online claim that over 1 million veterans have taken advantage of the Post-911 GI Bill. The bill allows veterans to have anything from 40% to 100% of their school expenses paid. While it may be a daunting task to select an institution and a specific degree, keep in mind that a practical degree with hands-on training can be more advantageous than a theoretical degree. Therefore, a degree in art & design, photography or graphic design might be good choices for finding sought after careers. Military personnel have experience handling advanced technology, which can be a smooth transition to degree programs offered at Nossi College utilizing advanced tech and software. Featured below are photos by Nossi Students…

Increase Professional Development with Nossi’s Photography Certificate

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Photography Certificate Program will help serious hobbyists and company employees Story by Les Kerr The new Photography Certificate Program at Nossi College of Art will help serious hobbyists or business owners and employees who need to take better pictures for their company web sites and social media pages. Starting this fall, the 14-week program will meet for one four-hour class each week at night. Professional photography instructors will utilize Nossi’s facilities to teach camera functions, lighting techniques, studio etiquette and software programs for postproduction needs. “It’s going to be fun, intensive and we’re going to be moving fast,” said Nossi Photography Coordinator Tom Stanford. “We anticipate having very motivated students who want to come in and, in four short months, really improve their skill sets.” A major advantage for certificate students will be access to Nossi’s 2,500 square foot photo studio, the largest instructional studio in the southeast. They will also receive focused instruction to process their work in a professional setting. The course will be structured in segments that will include some beginning photography, software instruction, advanced photography and cataloging. “The idea is to shoot a little bit, learn about how to process those images, shoot more sophisticated stuff, and then learn how to do post-production in the Adobe programs Photoshop and Lightroom,” Stanford said. “Lightroom allows you to organize your photos in a logical way. It also allows you to make changes to photographs and, at any time in the future, go back and undo those changes or…

Nossi All Access: Capturing Kalie Shorr in Concert

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

Photography by Nossi Student, Nick Zimmer  Story originally appeared by 117 Entertainment Group, edited for clarity by Nossi College of Art.  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Country rockstress Kalie Shorr released Awake on Thursday, January 25 to an at-capacity crowd of fans, music industry pros and friends in Nashville. The highly anticipated new project features seven songs that bring a rock-infused sound to country, showcasing Shorr’s authenticity, passion and energy which she injects into her music. Nick Zimmer, a Nossi photo student specializing in concert photography was able to attend this sold-out show at The Back Corner, a live music venue in Nashville. As a lead student for the NossiMICs, a music and entertainment student group at Nossi College, attending events like this is the perfect experience for students to network and gain portfolio work, and possibly a future client. Kalie Shorr burst onto the Nashville music scene in 2016 with her self-penned hit “Fight Like A Girl”. The Portland, Maine singer-songwriter became a Sirius XM Highway Find and was praised by multiple radio and media outlets including Billboard magazine. In 2017, Kalie released her Slingshot EP to rave reviews and was named “New Artist You Need to Know” by Rolling Stone, “The New Nashville” by Teen Vogue, and one of “2017’s Hottest Artists Under 25” by Taste of Country. “Kalie Shorr’s perspective is something that’s needed in today’s country music. Articulate and fearless, she’s unafraid to express exactly what’s on her mind in everyday conversation or in her songs.” – Lauren Tingle of CMT. View more of Nick’s…

Southern Halo Music Video Shoot

The band, Southern Halo, will be working with Nossi students for the second time in our large studios! We are thrilled they are returning. Southern Halo will be capturing the latest single in a music video on campus before gearing up for their big UK tour (March 17-31). They will premier their video at the Gibson headquarters in London for over 30 press outlets. Following that release 6 hours later it will be released in the USA on Rolling Stone Country, CMT and Radio Disney Country.  View more about Southern Halo here (their lead photo is a Nossi photo!) and be sure to follow them on social media. View the last Nossi Photo shoot with Southern Halo here. 

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