Nashville International School of Design and Technology

(International Academy of Design & Technology, IADT)

Students have the option of completing an associate or bachelor degree program at Nashville's International School of Design and Technology.

But in addition to the strong educational program, this school strives to ensure that students are "in tune with current needs of the creative marketplace."

As is the case with many universities and specialty institutions, IADT offers traditional campus classrooms and a "technologically advanced Virtual Campus of IADT Online." This allows students to learn from professionals in different settings.

You may want to begin learning about this school by visiting the main Website for International Academy of Design & Technology. There you will find a list of locations that includes:

  • Chicago
  • Detroit
  • Las Vegas
  • Nashville
  • Orlando
  • Sacramento
  • San Antonio
  • Seattle
  • and Tampa
Of course you may also look into IADT Online, which just happens to be at the top of the live-link list.


In Nashville

Looking more closely at the Nashville campus, we find that the link leads to information about Nashville Academy of Design & Technology and Collins College. Here's the connection: Career Education Corporation (CEC) is the parent company of International Academy of Merchandising & Design as well as the academy we are discussing. Collins College is also owned by CEC.

In the company's comprehensive catalog you'll find that the Nashville academy offers such programs as Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design. The campus is located in a suburban area of Nashville, with reasonable housing, shopping and public transportation nearby.

"Housing assistance is available at some Institutions. Housing information may be obtained through the Office of Student Services."

It's best to check with the location you're interested in to find the correct program for you. However, we'll look at the course offerings in general terms. For example, a Bachelor of Fine Arts program is offered online under the Advertising Design banner.

This program covers an extensive list of courses, from Advertising Concepts and Elements of Visual Advertising to Graphic Design and Digital Layout. Because this is a university-level degree program students also engage in several general education courses, including English, history, ethics and political science.

Nashville's International School of Design & Technology also offers an associate's degree in Graphic Design, a Bachelor of Applied Science in Graphic Design program, Bachelor of Applied Science in Interior Design and programs in Professional Photography.


Associate degree of Applied Science

The Associate of Applied Science photography program is designed for those interested in various photo careers: portrait, wedding, journalism etc.

Courses include:

  • Design Fundamentals
  • Imaging Software
  • Color Management
  • Environmental Lighting
  • Business for Photographers
  • Portraiture and more

There are also a number of general education courses, including English Composition, algebra and interpersonal communications.

In the photography program, students learn to

Statement about what they do at International Academy of Design & Technology


An associate's degree in Audio Production is offered at the Nashville campus. This program is designed for those interested in becoming a recording-studio technician, recording engineer, location-sound engineer, studio manager and many other areas. Courses in this program include:

  • Music Concepts
  • Digital Audio Workstations
  • Audio Recording Techniques
  • Studio Design
  • Mixing and Mastering
This program also includes a comprehensive list of general education courses.

Students may also find that the Nashville program in Fashion Design and Merchandise is quite attractive. This course is for:

  • apparel designers
  • fashion illustrators
  • Merchandise buyers
  • fashion stylists
  • pattern designers and those interested in similar careers.

If this is your choice, be prepared for Fashion Sketching, Textiles for Fashion, Pattern Drafting, Merchandising and similar courses.

Summing up...

Whatever the course of study you choose, you will probably find that the IADT campus in Nashville, Tennessee has the program for you. You may want to look at some of the reviews written by former students.

There are an equal number of negative and positive grades for the International Academy of Design & Technology. As with any "purchasing" decision, it's best to be an informed consumer.


Contact Details

International Academy of Design & Technology 1 Bridgestone Park
Nashville, TN 37214

Toll Free Class Information:
(888) 419-7111
All Other Inquiries:
(615) 232-7384

Website: iadt.edu/Nashville