Nossi’s Master Degree in Instructional Design and Technologies

WRITTEN BY: intern extraordinaire

Written by: Les Kerr New Master Degree in Instructional Design and Technologies offered at Nossi College of Art – timely in current economy   The new Master degree in Instructional Design and Technologies offered by Nossi College of Art will allow students to broaden the scope of their employment opportunities in a variety of fields. Graduates of the degree program will be able to use their creativity and imagination to design learning techniques that incorporate the latest technologies. Those who obtain the graduate level degree will be able to design teaching and training programs for a variety of different environments. The time is right for this degree. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the demand for the degree will grow by 11% over the next eight years. Average pay for Instructional Coordinators and Training and Development Specialists who have earned the degree is $63,000 per year. The median annual salary for Training and Development Managers jumps to $108,250. According to Dr. Byron Edwards, Vice President for Academic Affairs, there are simply not enough people with this Master’s degree to accommodate the needs of the current job market. “The demand is very high right now,” he said. “When I started designing the program, one of the things I had to do was to look at what the demand was and what kinds of jobs were available. I’ve been surprised at the demand.” Dr. Regina Henry, Academic Director of Undergraduate Programs in the College of Professional Studies at Lipscomb University, agrees….

Congratulations to the 2018 Nossi Grads!

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Congratulations to the Class of 2018 Nossi College of Art graduates. Saturday, June 2, was a celebration of all things creative as 42 Nossi College of Art students were awarded diplomas! Alumni photographer, JP Productions, captured the day as proud staff members, family and friends filled the room to honor our graduates. We are happy to announce eight received an Associates of Commercial Digital Photography, five Associates of Interactive Graphic Design, 14 Bachelor of Graphic Arts in Commercial Illustration, seven Bachelor of Graphic Arts in Graphic Design Media, five Bachelor of Graphic Arts in Commercial Photography, and three Bachelor of Graphic Arts in Video and Film. Our commencement proceedings opened with our Executive Vice President, Cyrus Vatandoost, as he introduced, his mother and President, Nossi Vatandoost. “I am certain you will be very successful in your life journey. Now is the time to branch out and put your hard work and dedication to the test,” exclaimed Ms. Nossi. No surprise to anyone – Nossi concluding her opening remarks with, “I hope you all come back to see me, don’t forget!” Our commencement speaker Dr. Regina Henry, a local, higher-education professional destroyed the stigma of a boring, college graduation speech and wasted no time getting to strategic tips for personal and professional success. Regina encouraged us to utilize “personal branding” as a tool for success and especially, the impact our “personal brand” has on others. “Think about the brand you want others to see, the impression you make on others based…

2018 Graduation Ceremony

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Nossi College of Art’s 2018 Commencement Ceremonies will take place at Goodpasture Christian School in Madison, Tennessee, on Saturday, June 2 at 1 PM. The festivities start earlier in the day for soon-to-be graduates as we get portraits out of the way before the ceremony. We are excited to invite alumni photographer, Jennifer Pinckney of JP Productions back to take ceremony portraits and photos. Dr. Byron Edwards, Vice President for Academic Affairs at Nossi, has invited Dr. Regina Henry, a local, higher-education professional and academic powerhouse, to be this year’s commencement speaker. Dr. Henry’s unique connection with Nossi College involves her commitment to helping shape Nossi College’s first master’s program in Instructional Design and Technologies -launching Spring 2019. Dr. Henry graduated with a doctoral degree in Leadership and Professional Practice and has two additional master’s degrees. She brings strategic insight to Nossi College’s Masters Advisory Board. Dr. Henry was recognized for her Support of Student Academic Excellence and received an Engaged Professional Award.  Both awards speak to her passion for making a difference in student success in higher education.  “Dr. Henry is an accomplished individual who, because of her own creative experiences, will give excellent advice to our graduates,” said Dr. Edwards.

Special Edition: Nashville Honors Nossi

WRITTEN BY: lfunke

This is a big year for Nossi Vatandoost. The college she founded is celebrating 45 years of graduating creative professionals in the Nashville area. Her team is launching certificate programs to help grow skills for creative and tech industries in the region this fall. They are also planning a Spring 2019 Master’s Program launch with the guidance of nine area business professionals. And now the City of Nashville has officially recognized Ms. Nossi and Nossi College of Art in a 2018 Public Resolution.  This city has blessed our family more than I can ever have dreamed of – Nossi Vatandoost Each council member is only allowed to present two resolutions each year. Nossi Vatandoost was nominated by Nossi College of Art’s Metro Councilmember, Nancy VanReece. VanReece worked behind the scenes so everything could be unveiled in May, a week before Ms. Nossi’s birthday. “As soon as I learned of the 45th Anniversary of Nossi’s amazing journey, I knew it was time to be sure she was acknowledged by the city she has invested her life toward making a better place to live,” said VanReece. “I am committed to seeing artists continue to come to Madison to live, learn and thrive.  Nossi has always known that our future’s success must support the creative class in as many ways as possible.” Once the Resolution was read by VanReece, Ms. Nossi and Cyrus were given a few moments to say a few words. Cyrus Vatandoost, Executive VP of the College and Ms. Nossi’s son said, “The…

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