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PACE (Professional Accelerated Career Experience

Hands-on real-world experience is an excellent way to network with creative professionals as a student. This is why we developed Nossi PACE (Professional Accelerated Career Experience) for our art students.

What is PACE

Designed like an internship, PACE is projects lasting from one day to several months (depending on the client's need and budget). These hands-on, real-world projects allow students to partner with a variety of businesses, gain clients while in college, and earn extra cash, cool swag, or event tickets using their creative skillsets.

Nossi partners students so they can work alongside Nashville’s creative economy while building a portfolio filled with brag-worthy work. Want to be a student who works with big-name clients and local events, like CMA Fest, the Dragon Boat Festival, Cheekwood Botanical Gardens, Lightning 100, and Martha O'Bryan Center?

Nossi PACE (Professional Accelerated Career Experience)

 Think beyond the classroom

With Nossi PACE, your classroom might be a concert, fashion show, music festival, or the editing room at a local publication. Whatever the event and need, Nossi College of Art and Design thinks beyond campus and classes - helping you build experience now for a successful career after graduation.

Pull back the curtain on unique, creative opportunities

At Nossi College of Art and Design, there’s an entire department dedicated to building student-client partnerships. Plus, we’re connected to the Country Music Association, Nashville's Arts & Business Council, and Lightning 100, plus we have student groups focused on your area of interest in leadership, sports, entertainment, and fashion, as well as fun hobbies like getting outdoors!

Don’t just graduate with a degree – graduate a proven professional.

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Students creating real work

Starting in 2012, Nossi's PACE was developed to give Nossi students unique opportunities to work with real clients and create portfolio-quality work in every degree program. Our students have worked with hundreds of clients to create meaningful work for local businesses.

Photography and Video
Capture concerts, fashion shows, nonprofit events, fundraisers, behind the scenes activities, food events, corporate headshots, high fashion editorial needs and much more. From portraits to event snapshots and commercials to music videos, get experience behind your camera in Middle Tennessee.

Illustration, Graphic Design, and Web Design
Use your creative computer skills to design custom emblems, murals, apparel designs, event posters, concert promotions, logos, editorial layouts, brochures, websites, and a variety of other design needs for a diverse array of clients in Middle Tennessee. From illustration to design to coding, Nossi can offer you some cool opportunities to work with real projects.

Culinary Arts
With the ever-growing Nashville food scene, new restaurants and events are happening daily. Nossi has become the go-to for these businesses for help.

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