The Art Institute of Tennessee—Nashville's Department of Student Services is committed to providing comprehensive student services that promotes student engagement, growth, and development for all students. Student Servicesdoes this by providing coordinated, intentional services that supports all of our students' individual academic and personal development.
Dean of Students Office
The Art Institutes provide accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. The Office of Disability Support Services assists all qualified students with disabilities in acquiring reasonable and appropriate accommodations and in supporting equal access to services, programs and activities at The Art Institutes.
Students who seek reasonable accommodations should notify the Office of Disability Support Services at 1-855-855-0567 or via email at _TheCenterDSS@dcedh.org of their specific limitations and, if known, their specific requested accommodations. Students will be asked to supply medical documentation of the need for accommodation. Classroom accommodations are not retroactive, but are effective only upon the student sharing approved accommodations with the instructor. Therefore, students are encouraged to request accommodations as early as feasible with The Office of Disability Support Services to allow for time to gather necessary documentation. If you have a concern or complaint in this regard, please contact the Office of Student Conduct and Resolution at firstname.lastname@example.org. Complaints will be handled in accordance with the school’s Internal Grievance Procedure for Complaints of Discrimination and Harassment.
Health and Wellness Services
Student health insurance is offered for students; options include major medical, dental, and vision coverage. No-cost counseling services are available for all students. The counselors have strengths in all areas of concern.
Campus Safety Program
Safety is a key concern and student IDs must be used at all building entrances. Take Back the Night events are scheduled with key management and Metro Nashville Police to ensure the safety of students. The college does provide an emergency notification service that texts, emails, or phones students in the event of serious weather or other kind of emergency. Students choose at the beginning of the quarter how they would like to be notified.
Student Services is responsible for publishing the student handbook. The handbook includes a wide variety of information important to all students. If students are having issues with another student, teacher, or roommate, etc., the Student Handbook outlines students rights and responsibilities as the Student Conduct Code.
Ai Tennessee—Nashville's Orientation programs help each student become academically and socially introduced to the campus culture. A broad array of introductions are made to make connections with fellow students, academic leaders, and administrative personnel.
Tutoring services are offered free of charge in a wide variety of subjects and courses.
Part Time Employment Assistance
For students seeking part-time employment in the city, the Dean of Students office helps students with resume preparation, job searching strategies, and job information.
A yearly student satisfaction questionnaire is given each year to help the administrators of the college focus on programs for improvement to ensure a high level of student satisfaction.
Student Clubs and Organizations
In the Media Arts Department each of the major disciplines have some type of club that is student ran and overseen by faculty.
Animation’s club is called the “In-Betweeners”
Photo’s club is “the Negatives”
Film and Video’s club is called “The Rough Cuts”
Graphic and Web Design – “DESIGN MASONS”
Culinary clubs include Knowledge Bowl and Culinary Club
And for audio we have a local chapter of the AES or Audio Engineering Society.
AES is a very active club. They recently placed second in an audio mixing competition, competing against five other areas audio programs. They hold meetings every two seeks and sponsor song writing meetings as well as guitar circles nearly every week. They attend AES industry events throughout the city and participate in field trips to local venues and events.
The second most active club is the Rough-Cuts who have maintained a very active online/Facebook forum and presence despite have few live events on campus. The online presence has allowed alumni to participate and connect to current students as well as getting involved in film and video shoots outside of the confines of the school.
The Negatives and The In-Betweeners are currently seeking new student leadership to steer the direction of the respective clubs over the next year.
Student Ambassadors - The Student Ambassadors will provide service to the Art Institute of Nashville-Tennessee as official hosts and goodwill ambassadors. Ambassadors serve at all functions where it is desired to have students welcome guests and visitors. The Student Ambassadors advance the Art Institute of Tennessee-Nashville through service to the Office of the President, the Dean of Students, Admissions, and other offices or officials at appropriate functions.
Student run org. supports peers in networking and freelance opportunities. They support the college by providing internal marketing. Host Annual Art Market and provide peer tutoring on applications and web tutoring. Their main focus for the fall and winter quarters are the ADDY Awards.
All of these clubs are actually open to the entire student body. We also encourage clubs to work together, so our AES has assisted the Fashion club with their fashion show, while the Graphic Design club has designed a wall mural for our Audio Post lab that will be painted by audio and graphic students.
There are over 12 clubs and organizations that help enhance the student life experience of the Ai Tennessee—Nashville student. Sample activities include: Culinary Knowledge Bowl, Laser Tag, all the major holiday celebrations, ADDY Awards presentations and trips to the Nashville Zoo and Nashville Shores water park.