The Nossi Experience
One of the major deciding factors when choosing between colleges is your experience as a student.
Nossi offers an active student life where opportunities to collaborate and grow as an artist are always available. From mentoring to volunteering to student groups and building your portfolio, Nossi gives you an outlet to be involved not only on campus but also in the Nashville community.
Nossi is an environment where creative exploration thrives. Through All Access, students continuously find ways to get involved and push the boundaries of their talent. From local festivals, galleries and creative partnerships with businesses and community organizations to student group opportunities, Nossi College provides experiential learning for our students.
We are selective in accepting creatively-talented students through our admissions process. Our student body is diverse, with students of various backgrounds and ages from all over the country. Each student enhances our learning environment, making it stronger and more comprehensive for future students. Our average class size is 15 students, ensuring you get one-on-one interaction with your instructors and fellow classmates.
Nossi Clubs and Organizations
Getting involved with All Access is just the start of your experience at Nossi College. Students have implemented groups allowing them to pursue their passions beyond the classroom. Want a deeper level of professional development or a chance to strengthen your network? Want to improve your academic and leadership capabilities or cultivate additional interests and hobbies? Nossi College expects involvement from students now to ensure success in their career later.
Nossi College of Art chapter is Kappa Pi Eta Tau. Kappa Pi unites artists all over the globe who care about art and the role it plays in their life. Meeting like-minded individuals build a bond and give talent a voice. Joining Kappa Pi Eta Tau means maintaining an academic standard and strengthening leadership and communication skills. From campus events to volunteer opportunities in the community, involvement in Eta Tau will introduce students to Nashville’s creative elite.
Nossi MICs | Nossi’s Music Industry Club
Nossi College of Art success in capturing CMA Fest in the summer, the County Music Association has encouraged the growth of the NossiMICs. This group connects with the music, entertainment and sports industries around Nashville, including our local radio station, Lightning 100 to capture concerts and connect with local artists across Music City. Are you interested in designing concert collateral, illustrating cd cover art, photographing concerts, creating music videos and interacting with Nashville's entertainment industries? Discover what it takes to break into the Music Industry and meet some of Nashville’s influential industry professionals.
Nashville Fashion Creatives
Nashville is a rapidly growing hub for the fashion industry. Projected to grow by billions of dollars, the fashion industry is making a profound impact on Nashville. Nossi’s student group connects creative students with professionals from Nashville's Fashion industry to build projects, create connections and allow up-and-coming businesses to work with up-and-coming creative professionals!
The Colors Club mission is to create a supportive and educational environment for LGBT students and allies while uniting LGBT students with the Nashville community to provide an outlet for change and education for all LGBT people and allies of the LGBT cause.
Nossi understands a veteran student can have a vastly different experience than a traditional student. We have created a group for veterans to connect with each other and veteran-related businesses in Nashville to help with your unique needs. Discover funding, scholarships and other opportunities available exclusively for veterans and their family members.
We are always looking for active students who want to represent Nossi College and our student body by welcoming, educating and informing prospective students about art college. We also look for students who want to be a role model for future students. Ambassadors will attend events both on campus and in the Nashville community. To be considered for this program, a student must maintain their GPA and attendance record for the semester.
Each Nossi student has been gifted with a talent in the arts. Because of this great talent, we encourage our students to give back to the Nashville community by becoming a mentor with organizations like Stronger Than My Father, Pencil Foundation, Martha O’Bryan Center or Casa Azafran. These non-profits focus on educating and improving the lives of young students who tend to live at or below the poverty line. Nossi mentors introduce middle and high school students to the arts and talk about careers within the artistic community, informing them they can do something they love for a living! Read more about Shahid Muhammad, a Nossi student who is also a student mentor.
There is always something exciting happening around Middle Tennessee as well as on campus. Whether we have a successful alumnus coming back to speak with a class, a field trip to Cheekwood Botanical Gardens or photographing the latest festivals and concerts, we prepare our students for graduation by creating successful partnerships.
We always look to partner with local non-profits, businesses and organizations for collaborative projects. Our students gain real-world experience through this contracted work, and each business gains a fresh perspective from the students’ point of view. To learn more about All Access on how you can become a creative partner, contact Kendall Whiteside, Student Activities Coordinator.
Visit our Facebook event page to check out additional activities from Nossi and the Nashville community. View life as a student and work on our Instagram page. You can also visit our events calendar to view upcoming Nossi activities.
Nossi in Nashville
Nashville may be known as Music City, but many industries – including the arts and creative services – are thriving in Nashville. Nossi College will place you right in the middle of it all. Discover diverse and unique neighborhoods, each with their own eclectic art scene featuring creative and stirring local artists – from photographers to designers and musicians to performers. Nossi’s locale is an added bonus for our students to reap inspiration and motivation to create. Nossi’s network will introduce your creative talents to this exciting community.