What is the top illustration school in Tennessee for 2020?

Top Tennessee Illustration School - 2020 College Rankings
1Nossi College of ArtMadison

Our 2020 ranking of the top illustration schoolsin Tennessee. For an explanation of the ranking criteria, click here.

1. Nossi College of Art, Madison, Tennessee
Nossi College of Art

Nossi College of Art was founded by Artist Nossi Vatandoost in 1973. Listed in Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who of America, Vatandoost opened “Nossi School of Art” with students of all ages and classes in drawing and painting at all levels. Today, the school offers Commercial Illustration, Digital Photography, Graphic Design Media, Photography, Video & Film, and Web & Interactive Design programs. The Commercial Illustration Program leads to a Bachelor of Graphic Arts: Commercial Illustration.

The program consists of 136 curriculum hours, which includes general education and major courses. General education course highlights include Art History Appreciation, Contemporary Math, and Success Strategies. Major course highlights include Adobe for illustrators, Sequential Art, Book Publishing Illustration, Editorial Illustration, 3D Modeling, Illustration Materials and Techniques, Alternative Mediums, Illustration Specialization, Graphic Design Processes, and Production Art.

Students in the program will take Portfolio and Promotion, which “provides students who are about to graduate an opportunity to explore the presentation and interviewing techniques used to find employment,” says the school. “Positive self-image and goal setting concepts are reintroduced. Students are expected to create communication materials for self-promotion and develop strategies for networking and community involvement, including internship opportunities. Students must participate in a formal portfolio presentation of their work to the community and to their fellow students. They are given instructions in portfolio presentation and preparation for career opportunities.”

Graduates of Nossi’s Commercial Illustration Program are prepared to seek positions such as Book Publishing Illustrator, Comic Illustrator, Editorial/Advertising Illustrator, Fashion lllustrator, Multimedia Artist/Animator, Package Designer, Political Cartoonist, Sequential/Concept Artist, and Sketch Artist.