The Financial Aid Program: Some of our successes

The NOCCA Institute awarded $60,000 in Term-Time and Summer Study Financial Aid support to this year’s graduates during their years of study at NOCCA.  They earned $5.4 million in scholarships and aid to college.  Eighty percent of students receiving assistance from TNI earned college awards, with the remaining earning TOPS…

Celebration Speaker: Wendell Pierce

Alumnus Wendell Pierce returned to NOCCA on May 14, 2009 to give the commencment address at Celebration. Below are excerpts from his remarks. * * * * * Tonight is a profoundly  special night – a celebration of your hard work and accomplishments. It is a celebration of family. Look…

A New Horizon, Chapter 3: Master Planning

A new vision for learning has animated a new vision for NOCCA’s learning environment and facilities. The current construction of the classroom addition for Media Arts, Musical Theatre, and Theatre Design – scheduled to open  this October – completes the build-out of NOCCA’s present campus.  With the charge to help…

A New Horizon, Chapter 2: The Academic Studio

Both discovery phases have led us to the development of the Academic Studio:  a learning environment that will capitalize on NOCCA’s distinctive initiation model of education and strengthen all of student learning by connecting science, math and the humanities to intensive arts-training. At NOCCA, students are required not only to…

A New Horizon, Chapter 1: NOCCA’s Creative DNA

Since 1973, NOCCA has provided the highest quality professional training to young artists.  Yet the world in which today’s young people will be living and working is changing dramatically, making our job of preparing them more complex.  Following Katrina we sought a definitive answer to the question “What do we…