AT CCS, OUR GOAL IS TO HELP YOU DISCOVER YOUR ARTISTIC STYLE, TO PUSH YOURSELF TO BE THE BEST AND CREATE THE BEST, SO WHEN YOU GRADUATE YOU’LL LEAVE WITH MORE THAN A DIPLOMA. YOU’LL LEAVE WITH AN EXCELLENT FOUNDATION FOR THE INSPIRING AND INNOVATIVE WORK YOU’LL GO ON TO CREATE. THE CCS NAME IS KNOWN THROUGHOUT THE WORLD, AND YOUR DEGREE WILL DISTINGUISH YOU FROM OTHER COLLEGE GRADUATES. YOUR DEDICATION, SKILLS, CONFIDENCE AND ABILITY WILL PAVE YOUR WAY INTO WHICHEVER INDUSTRY YOU CHOOSE. THE WORK YOU CREATE WILL DEFINE WHO YOU ARE AS AN ARTIST OR DESIGNER, JUST AS THE STUDENTS WHO ATTEND AND GRADUATE FROM CCS DEFINE WHO WE ARE AS A COLLEGE. OUR GOAL IS TO HELP YOU REALIZE YOUR CREATIVE POTENTIAL.
CCS IS RANKED THE #3 DESIGN SCHOOL IN THE U.S. AND BEST IN THE MIDWEST BASED ON ALUMNI SUCCESS. —LINKEDIN TOP RANKED UNIVERSITY 2014-2015
NO STARVING ARTISTS HERE. CCS ALUMNI KNOW SUCCESS. THEY ARE ENTREPRENEURS. THEY ARE WORKING ARTISTS. FORTUNE 500 COMPANIES HIRE THEM. THE STORIES YOU READ HERE ARE A TESTAMENT TO THE IMPACT CCS ALUMNI ARE MAKING IN THE ART/DESIGN WORLD. ALL OF THEM DARED TO DREAM BIG. LET THEIR STORIES INSPIRE YOU â€¦
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1992 FCA US LLC HEAD OF DESIGN — FCA, GLOBAL
An avid car lover since age six, Ralph Gilles is head of design at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Global. He was hired by the company as a designer in 1992 and has received worldwide acclaim with his design contributions to the 300C as well as many other vehicles.
“Initially, I went into engineering because people sometimes consider it a more ‘noble’ profession, but I ended up spending more time sketching than taking notes. My creative side wasn’t being stimulated enough. Then my brother showed me some photos he took during a visit to the CCS campus, and I was sold.”
2000 INSTALLATION ARTIST AND PHOTOGRAPHER
Where some people see a crumbling building or aging debris, Scott Hocking sees an opportunity — to learn about our past and ponder the future. He’s a site-specific installation artist/photographer who explores once thriving environments/locations and finds creative ways of giving old artifacts new life. Hocking has exhibited his work and created projects throughout Michigan as well as in Chicago, St. Louis, New York, and such international locations as Toronto, Vienna, Berlin, the Netherlands, Iceland, Australia, Slovenia and southern France.
“Making a living as an artist can be really difficult, but if it’s what you really want to do, it’s worth it. You have to believe in yourself and have a strong work ethic. Even if you become successful, you’ll still have to work hard. The sacrifices are great, but the reward is finding a career you love and not having to live with the regret of never trying.”
2006 SPIN DESIGN (NY)/FREELANCE (MI) INTERIOR DESIGN CONSULTANT
As a teenager, Lesley-Mowry Robinson enjoyed decorating her bedroom and experimenting with arrangement of furniture. Today, she continues to find the best approaches to architectural space as an interior design consultant for residential clients in Michigan and as a designer for Spin Design in New York, where she has worked for several years.
“I had two internships while studying at CCS and was only able to move to New York City because of one of these opportunities. It really helps to have that ‘real–world’ experience in what you think you might want to pursue as a career.”
2002 JEFF HERRON PHOTOGRAPHY, INC. OWNER/PHOTOGRAPHER
Imagine spending the day looking out into the pristine, blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean from one of the most luxurious resorts in the world. Sound like the perfect vacation? For photographer Jeff Herron, it’s just another day at work. Herron is the owner of his own business, Jeff Herron Photography. He recently shot a lifestyle campaign for Marriott’s Caribbean and Latin American markets. Over the years, he’s worked with a variety of clients, from Florida and beyond, including UBS Bank, Sotheby’s, CBT Architects, PGA Resort & Spa, OPL Hotels, Lloyd Loom, Acra Designs, Marriott, Bluegreen, Couples Resorts and Theorie, among others. His work has appeared in Home Magazine, Tropic Magazine and 20/20 Magazine.
“One of my greatest accomplishments has simply been being able to do what I love for a living. I have to constantly remind myself of how fortunate I am.”
WATCH! Visit www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu to see Dave Hardin at work!
2004 DREAMWORKS ANIMATION (UNIVERSAL CITY, CA) SENIOR CHARACTER ANIMATOR
Dave Hardin is credited on some of Hollywood’s hottest animated features. Hardin’s first major assignment in the film industry was to bring the exuberant characters to life in the film Open Season. Since then, he has worked on Surf’s Up, I Am Legend, Speed Racer, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Alice in Wonderland, Puss in Boots, Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3, Rise of the Guardians, The Croods, Turbo and How to Train Your Dragon 2. His most recent films Zootopia and Moana will hit theaters in 2016.
“I love watching people react to movies I’ve worked on — seeing them laugh or get emotional to scenes I animated; that really is the biggest payoff. What makes a good animator is the ability to critique your own work. Otherwise, you’ll never improve. You have to be hard on yourself and want to impress people.”
2003 AVRO|KO DESIGN, LLC FURNITURE AND LIGHTING DIRECTOR
As a student, Jeremy Levitt took a multifaceted approach to his education; he customized his own interdisciplinary major to combine key courses in both Crafts and Product Design. Today, he’s applying the knowledge from both of these programs as the furniture and lighting director at AVRO|KO Design, LLC, in New York City. James Beard Award-winning architectural and design firm AVRO|KO specializes in restaurant design as well as hotel, retail and residential design. Its furniture and lighting concepts have been featured in Forbes and HD magazines as well as other publications in New York.
“Clients that I’ve worked with here really go for that hardcore, industrial feeling that artists and designers from Detroit infuse into their work. This job has taught me a lot about the industry as well as given me more creative experience in a professional setting. I’ve worked my butt off, but the networking and lessons I’ve learned have been invaluable.”
WATCH! Visit www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu to see CCS alumni at work at Nike
2004 NIKE FOOTWEAR MATERIAL DESIGNER
During her career, Golnaz Armin has worked on the interiors of cars for Ford and the latest basketball shoes at Nike. What remains consistent between the two is her ability to never lose sight of the force that drives her work.
“Regardless of what I’m working on, the process is the same: find an idea, develop the thought, solve problems that pop up and finally — make it. Each stage can be challenging in its own way, but the overall process is what’s fascinating to me.”
2005 OKAY TYPE AND DESIGN OWNER / DESIGNER
While working as a senior designer at VSA Partners in Chicago, Jackson Cavanaugh became dissatisfied with the fonts he had to choose from. So he decided to create his own — Alright Sans, a clean, corporate sans-serif type family. The projects he enjoyed most involved creating custom lettering for clients like Alliance Graphique Internationale, Mayer Brown, Rosetta Stone and Toyota. Eventually, he decided to follow his dreams and start his own type-design business.
“I was bored with the fonts I had to use with my corporate clients. Basically, everyone wanted these clean, understated American gothic fonts. I was much more interested in the contemporary European humanist forms. When I released Alright Sans it immediately started getting attention and, surprisingly enough, selling. It even made several of the big ‘Best Fonts of 2009’ lists.”
WATCH! Visit www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu to see Jenny Risher at work!
1997 FREELANCE PHOTOGRAPHER
What’s Jenny Risher’s proudest moment? Looking up in Times Square and seeing her photographs on five enormous billboards in one of the busiest places on earth. Risher relocated to New York City shortly after graduation to develop her portfolio and assist other accomplished photographers. Since then, her list of clients has grown. Today, she works on a freelance basis and is represented by M Represents in New York.
“Photography is an extension of who I am. From the time I started taking photography classes through an afterschool program in middle school, I never doubted my desire to pursue this career.”
2006 ICON MOTORSPORTS SENIOR PRODUCT DESIGNER
From testing each product he designs to acting as the lead designer for multiple projects at Icon Motorsports, every day brings something new for senior product designer Justin Pyle. He has taken on the role of lead designer on multiple projects, including soft goods (footwear and gloves), hard goods (helmets and protective equipment) and technical apparel (jackets). Currently, Pyle is working on a new line of innovative sport riding jackets, a collection of four different styles, as well as two new helmet designs, a new riding boot, gloves, riding pants, helmet graphics and a custom design/build for Kawasaki.
“No two days are the same, and I love that about my job. My greatest accomplishment so far is being the lead designer on Icon’s newest helmet. It’s a big responsibility to be put in charge of a project that has so much time and money invested into its success.”
2006 FREELANCE VISUAL ARTIST
Don’t try to put a label on Serge Gay’s career. His work as a freelance visual artist isn’t bound by a specific artistic medium. And that’s what he loves most about it. Recently, he worked as an illustrator for video production company Artists and Derelicts on music videos. His team received a Grammy nomination for work he did on Cee Lo Green’s “F*** You” video.
“I’m a freelance artist in all mediums; I could never put myself in one box.”
2011 IGNITE SOCIAL MEDIA SENIOR CONTENT CREATOR
Bruna Camargo works as a senior content creator at Ignite Social Media, one of North America’s first social media agencies. When asked to describe what she does, she answers, “I get to play on Twitter all day.” Then adds, “Seriously.” Camargo’s main client is Olay. Within Olay are different product lines (or boutiques) that cater to specific skincare needs of diverse groups. She primarily works with Fresh Effects, which targets younger consumers. Her main focus is writing copy for all of the posts. So every tweet, Instagram caption or Facebook post is written by Camargo, and then seen by the client.
“As an advertising professional, my biggest goal is to influence people. Not necessarily for the purchase of products and services, but to influence popular culture, shape behavior and make people more aware of their surroundings — not just go through the motions.”
1994 DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIOS STUDIO DEPARTMENT LEADER FOR LOOK DEVELOPMENT
When he talks about animation, CCS alumnus Chuck Tappan is actually describing not one, but two worlds. The first is the one he’s worked in for almost 18 years at Disney Animation Studios, where he currently serves as studio department leader for Look Development. The other world is Frozen, which he helped create and audiences fell in love with last year. The film won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.
“You’re designing a believable world that people can immerse themselves in and emote with, and it has to all feel natural and right. It’s not as if you’re going to design a laptop. You’re going to design everything new that ever existed in that world.”
CCS PROVIDES YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY AT A WORLD-CLASS INSTITUTION THAT NOT ONLY GIVES YOU THE KNOWLEDGE TO BECOME A GREAT ARTIST OR DESIGNER, BUT ALSO THE EXPERIENCE TO PROVE IT THROUGH YOUR WORK. YOU’LL LEARN FROM PROFESSIONALS WHO KNOW THE INS AND OUTS OF THEIR INDUSTRIES. YOU WILL BENEFIT FROM SMALL CLASS SIZES THAT OFFER MORE INDIVIDUAL ATTENTION THAN YOU’LL FIND ON OTHER CAMPUSES.
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NETWORKING INDUSTRY STATISTICS WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES
YOUR SUCCESS =OUR PRIORITY
Motor City Casino Motorola National Association for Surface Finishing Nike, Inc. Nissan The Oakwood Group OSRAM Osram Sylvania SPONSORED RESEARCH PROJECTS
PCGCampbell Plastech Holding Company
Research projects are highly conceptual and allow students to participate in creative, research-based assignments in conjunction with guidance from outside designers and corporations.
Royal Technologies Corporation
opportunity to sell work to collectors
AISI Wheels Task Force
SABIC Innovative Plastics
American Chemistry Council — Plastics Division
Sanyo Automotive USA
American Iron and Steel Institute
Angell-Demmel North America
Tim Flattery Film and Television Production Artist
Avanti Press, Inc.
Suburban Infiniti of Troy
Shiro Nakamura Senior Vice President, Chief Creative Officer, Design and Brand Management, Nissan
Bayer MaterialScience, LLC
Toyota Motor Corporation
Bedrock Real Estate Services
United States Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC)
Through the College’s affiliation with the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), juniors or first-semester seniors with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.7 have the opportunity to spend a semester (usually Fall or Winter) studying at another member institution in the United States or abroad.
BRP Calty Design Research Carhartt Case New Holland Compuware Corporation Crain Communications Inc. Crown Equipment Corporation Current Motor Czarnowksi Daimler Trucks North America
Quicken Loans Reebok Renault
Visteon Volkswagen Volkswagen AG WardsAuto Warrior Sports Whirlpool Corporation Wolverine Worldwide, Inc. World Technical Services, Inc.
Student work is displayed at the end of every year at the Student Exhibition.
TOYOTA LECTURE SERIES/
STUDY ABROAD Student Exchanges Qualified students may study up to 18 credit hours if the appropriate courses are available at the host institution for transfer back to CCS. Opportunities include:
Burren College of Art
Detroit Presidents’ Organization
Detroit Public Lighting Authority
Lorenzo De Medici, Italy
Paris College of Art
Studio Art Center International, Italy
Tecnológico de Monterrey Mexico
Eight Mile Boulevard Association
The One Academy, Malaysia
Emagine Entertainment Inc.
Craig Vetter Motorcycle Designer and Entrepreneur Steven Heller Columnist for the New York Times Book Review, Co-chair of the MFA Designer as Author Department at School of Visual Arts, and Special Consultant to the President of SVA for New Programs
Karim Rashid Renowned Industrial Designer Massimo Ferragamo Chairman of Ferragamo USA, Inc Syd Mead Concept Artist, Designed for Blade Runner and Tron Stefan Sagmeister Founder of Sagmeister Inc. Student Benefits exposure to top designers from around the world lecturers visit and engage with students in the classroom gain a true understanding of working in a creative industry
Faculty–Led Programs Qualified students work in places like Florence, Italy, and the Netherlands with well-known artists and designers, visit studios and museums, and immerse themselves in local art and culture for three undergraduate credits.
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
use classroom skills in real-world situations
Alex Katz painter
learn skills from professionals
learn international design aesthetics
Henry Ford Health System
Lucy Lippard critic/activist
Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
gain first-hand experience prior to graduation
experience working for an international audience
Elizabeth Murray painter
network with professionals
Indy Racing League
Tom Sachs sculptor
define career goals
Jerry Saltz critic
Ferrari Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Ford Motor Company Gardner White Furniture General Motors Company Hagie Manufacturing Hagopian
The Internship program allows qualified students to earn academic credit while gaining first-hand experience in their chosen fields.
Key Plastics, Inc. Kohler Leo Burnett Magna International Mahindra GenZe
Ed Ruscha painter
Franklin Sirmans curator
Ryan Trecartin video artist
Career Services invites industry representatives to CCS throughout the year to review portfolios and recruit students for internships and employment.
PAST SPEAKERS John Chamberlain sculptor
ITC Holding Corporation Johnson Controls
WOODWARD LECTURE SERIES/
Richard Tuttle sculptor Andrea Zittel installation artist Student Benefits
LOCAL COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
exposure to professionals
Community Arts Partnerships
Michigan’s 36th District Court
Alternative Spring Break in Haiti
Greening of Detroit
internships and jobs
Service Learning Saturdays
exposure to current prominent fine artists, critics and writers lecturers engage with students in the classroom get connected to contemporary theory and art
ALL STATISTICS FROM *U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
CCS IS RECOGNIZED AS A WORLD LEADER IN ART AND DESIGN EDUCATION
THE COLLEGE ENROLLS MORE THAN
1,400 STUDENTS SEEKING
BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS DEGREES
MASTER OF FINE ARTS DEGREES
CCS STUDENTS ARE FROM 35 STATES AND 37 FOREIGN COUNTRIES Arizona
MANY ARTISTS ARE SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS MANAGING STUDIOS AND GALLERIES, SELLING THEIR ARTWORK AND
JUST IN THE UNITED STATES,
2.9 MILLION PEOPLE WORK FOR MORE THAN 700,000 ARTS-CENTRIC BUSINESSES
MORE PEOPLE ARE EMPLOYED IN THE VISUAL ARTS THAN IN ALL OF THE PERFORMING ARTS AND SPORTS INDUSTRIES COMBINED.
MORE THAN 2.1 MILLION ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS WORKING IN THE UNITED STATES
JOBS FOR ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS ARE PREDICTED
TO INCREASE OVERALL BY 15% BY 2020
19% GRAPHIC DESIGN
MULTIMEDIA ARTISTS AND ANIMATORS
OUR ALUMNI ARE EMPLOYED BY COMPANIES, GALLERIES, MUSEUMS AND STUDIOS
WHERE YOU WANT TO WORK
Ceramics Studio Electric indoor kilns Plaster mold-making room Shop-bot CNC tile carver Decal machine Woodfire Anagama kiln Covered exterior kilns Car kiln STUDIOS “The Stage” production studio
European “Blaauw” kiln
Figure and anatomy dry studio
Wheel-casting studio Slip-casting studio
Computer labs with Wacom tablets
Traditional animation labs
71 apartment-style units
Digital studio with Mac desktops
Located on Ford Campus
Traditional sound room
Studio B and sound studio
4 solid fuel forges with anvils and tools
2 gas forges with anvils and tools
2 professional sound-mixing rooms
Accommodates up to six students
3 leg vices
Located in Taubman Center
Printmaking and letterpress studio
2 swage blocks
Dry mount room
75-lb. air power hammer
Alternative processes lab
Manually operated presses
60-lb. treadle hammer
Accommodates up to three students
Daylight studio LOCATIONS A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education Walter and Josephine Ford Campus
Soda, salt, reduction and Raku kilns
Final cut studio Fully equipped photography studios
80 loft-style units
WO R L D SHOPS Wood Shop Foundry Casting with lost wax process Pours: iron/bronze/aluminum Ceramic shell casting Resin bonded sand casting
Metalsmithing and Jewelry Studio
Linda Dresner Levy Studio
Nancy and James Grosfeld Advertising Studio
Danialle and Peter Karmanos, Jr. Communication Design Studios
15 Mac and 5 PC desktops
Keith E. Crain Transportation Design Center
Jennifer and David T. Fischer Studio
Xerox color printer
State-of-the-art furnaces Double-ended gloryhole
Paul Farago Studio
Slumping and fusing kilns
Vicki and Tom Celani Rapid Prototyping Studio
Casting area Stake and machine room
Rofin/Starweld laser welder Glass Studio
Oxy torches and garage Casting and annealing kilns Cold workshop Fibers and Textiles Studio AVL and computergenerated looms Gas ranges and hoods Sewing room Weaving room Stock burners
5 3D printers
CNC five axis mills
3D Handi Scan
Car-sized ventilated spray booth Clay Modeling Studio Fashion Accessories Design Studio Juki Industrial Sewing Machines
Black-and-white Printers Polk Technology Center
Art and Design Library
More than 50,000 volumes in print, 90% of which are devoted to art and design 274 periodicals from worldwide sources
DINING Arts and Crafts Café TC Café Tim Hortons Argonaut Grill
Seamless walls (for video) Oxberry Large–scale printers
Alumni and Faculty Hall
High-end, full-color prints
High-end, mono-color prints
More than 2,500 DVDs
Permanent Gallery Collection
Eight-color, large-format prints
A digital database (Luna web) of more than 35,000 images for teaching and research
Revolving Student Exhibition
Less expensive rate
Valade Family Gallery
Digital camera/recorder rentals
Benson and Edith Ford Conference Center
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Gallery
Drawing tablet rentals
General Motors Auditorium
Student Success Center
Henry Ford II Promenade
More than 50 electronic databases for research workshop subscription
Photo equipment Xerox Phaser color duplexing printer Bob and Ellen Thompson Gymnasium
C L A S S LOUNGES 24/7 student lounge 24/7 commuter lounge Shared production areas Student Hubs
Color and Materials Library More than 2,300 volumes focused on color trends forecasting, sustainable materials and design More than 3,000 materials Material Connexion database 70 periodicals primarily focused on materials, fashion and design
3,000 sq. ft. retail space Text books School supplies Art materials Computer supplies Snacks CCS clothing and memorabilia
Light Room with essential tools for visual color assessment
Natural Colour System®©
Essential tools for analyzing consumer lifestyle trends
School supplies Computer supplies
The DC3 supports the growth of Detroit’s creative economy through business acceleration and attraction services and signature programming tailored specifically to creative professionals HENRY FORD ACADEMY: SCHOOL FOR CREATIVE STUDIES (HFA: SCS) Middle and high school Grades 6-12 Curriculum with a strong emphasis on art and design Ford Motor Company Fund College and Careers Transition Office
Josephine F. Ford Sculpture Garden Wendell W. Anderson Jr. Auditorium 7.1 Surround sound LCD projector HD projector VHS/DVD player Blu-ray player 2 podiums with touchscreen controls and VHS/ DVD combo players
CITY OF MAKERS
ARTISTS AND DESIGNERS, YOUNG PROFESSIONALS AND ENTREPRENEURS OF ALL BACKGROUNDS ARE CREATING THE NEXT DETROIT. THE EASE OF BECOMING AN ENTREPRENEUR IS JUST ONE OF THE CHARACTERISTICS THAT IS AIDING THE RESURGENCE OF OUR MULTIFACETED CITY.
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DETROIT: AN ART AND DESIGN COMMUNITY
DETROIT’S MIDTOWN WAS NAMED
“ONE OF 10 UP-AND-COMING NEIGHBORHOODS AROUND THE USA” USA TODAY
INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY OF CREATIVES
INSPIRING ARCHITECTURE | EVERYWHERE YOU LOOK
DETROIT IS A CITY THAT INSPIRES ITS INHABITANTS AND ALLOWS THEM TO MAKE CHANGE
THIS IS THE NEW DETROIT – A GLOBAL CENTER FOR INNOVATION
Creative entrepreneurship is not only welcomed in Detroit, it’s fostered. There are more than 50 programs within our city that were developed to nurture startups. These programs offer assistance to new business owners as they navigate the sometimes intimidating world of business ownership. Some of these
Detroit is building its reputation as a global center for innovation, and CCS is right in the middle of it. Located in the heart of Detroit’s Innovation District, CCS students have the ability to engage in the creative community that encompasses the campus. It seems that every day CCS learns about our alumni involved in starting new galleries, art programs, collectives,
businesses and initiatives, including:
DC3 (Detroit Creative Corridor Center) – operated by and housed at CCS
Inner State Gallery
Furnace Design Studio
North End Studios
Detroit Venture Partners
Artifact Maker Society
COLLABORATION | ALL AROUND Detroit Design Center
CREATIVE SPACES | ANYWHERE YOU MAKE IT
DETROIT CREATIVE CORRIDOR CENTER (DC3) | OPERATED BY AND HOUSED AT CCS
DAN ARMAND ILLUSTRATION 2005 PARTNER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR, INNER STATE GALLERY PARTNER AND CREATIVE DIRECTOR, 1XRUN DETROIT, MICHIGAN
ELYSIA VANDENBUSSCHE CRAFTS 2011 OWNER, LOCAL PORTION DETROIT, MICHIGAN
BRIAN NEWMAN FINE ARTS 2013 ARTIST AND CLOTHING DESIGNER DETROIT, MICHIGAN
OPEN-AIR MARKETS, URBAN GARDENS AND SUSTAINABLE LIVING. THIS IS THE REAL DETROIT.
SHINOLA | DETROIT-BUILT
The physical space available in Detroit is a draw for entrepreneurs, farmers, artists and people in search of sustainable living. They use the land to create socially minded, community-oriented gardens and projects that not only benefit themselves, but the greater good. On a typical Saturday in Detroit, you will find many of these Detroiters selling their organic goods at the Detroit Eastern Market, which draws more than 100,000 people to the city every weekend during the growing season.
DETROIT MERCANTILE CO.
WHAT WE DO AFTER CLASS American Advertising Federation American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) FUN IN THE CITY
Bhakti Yoga Society Black Artists Researching Trends (B.A.R.T.) Campus Activities Board Cooking Club Experimental Animation Club F.F.T. Entertainment Arts Fitness Group Gay Straight Alliance (GSA) Industrial Design Society of America (IDSA) Korean Christian Group Korean Student Association (KSA) Photo Kids Who Hang Out (PKWHO) Print Collaborative Soccer (intramural) Soleology Special Interest Group on Graphic and Interactive Techniques (SIGGRAPH) Student Government Tread Light
WHERE WE HANG Arts and Crafts Café
Joe Louis Arena
Le Petit Zinc
The Magic Stick
The Majestic Café
The Motor Bar
Motor City Brewing Works
Northern Lights Lounge
Random Music Venues
Detroit Artists Market
Detroit Institute of Arts
Detroit One Coney Island
Detroit Public Library
Town Pump Tavern
Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Traffic Jam and Snug
Detroit Zen Center
THE DETROIT INSTITUTE OF ARTS
Eastern Market Edsel Ford House The Ferry House The Fillmore Fisher Building Ford Field Greektown Greenfield Village Hard Rock Café Hart Plaza Hockeytown Café International Café
WHERE WE ROCK The Belmont Berkley Front Bohemian National Home Burton Theatre The CAID Cass Café
Church CKWW Club Amnesia Clutch Cargo’s Cobo Hall Comerica Park The Crofoot Detroit Electronic Music Festival Detroit Opera House THE MAGIC STICK
Detroit Orchestra Hall Detroit Symphony Orchestra The District Venue DTE Energy Music Theatre Eagle Theatre Elysium Lounge Exodus Lounge The Fillmore Fisher Theatre Fox Theatre Freedom Hill
THE PEOPLE MOVER
The Gem Theatre Gold Dollar Grog Shop Harpos Joe Louis Arena The Magic Bag The Magic Stick The Majestic Theatre Max Fisher Hall
The Metro Michigan Theater New Center Park Northern Lights Lounge Old Miami Orchestra Hall Oslo Painted Lady The Palace of Auburn Hills PJ’s Lager House
Royal Oak Music Theatre Russell Industrial Center Schubas The Shelter
The College for Creative Studies lives inside Detroit’s Midtown area. You’ll find yourself just steps away from iconic places like the Motown Museum, the Detroit Film Theatre and the Detroit Institute of Arts – one of the country’s largest museums. We’re surrounded by artisanal coffee shops, design boutiques, art galleries, live music venues that belt out indie, garage, EDM, hip-hop, folk, jazz, blues and so much more.
Small’s St. Andrew’s Hall The Stick The Token Lounge Town Pump The Trumbullplex TV Bar Venue Vuze WCSX WOMC The Works LOCAL COFFEE SHOP
A VIBRANT AND SOCIALLY MINDED CULTURE
INSPIRATION IS EVERYWHERE
FOUNDATION ADVERTISING: COPYWRITING ADVERTISING: DESIGN ART EDUCATION CRAFTS ENTERTAINMENT ARTS FASHION ACCESSORIES DESIGN FINE ARTS COMMUNICATION DESIGN ILLUSTRATION INTERIOR DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHY PRODUCT DESIGN TRANSPORTATION DESIGN
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I CAME TO CCS ...
BECAUSE I WANT TO BE ABLE TO EARN A LIVING DOING SOMETHING I LOVE
ABOUT THIS DEPARTMENT This is where it all begins â€Ś during your first semester, you will master the basics: drawing, design concepts, digital fundamentals, and materials and processes. You will obtain training and certification for our campus shops and learn skills and techniques that will complement your major. Foundation courses introduce you to the language we use as artists and designers and the traditional and digital tools you will need to express your ideas. Youâ€™ll also learn the importance of the critique and the ability to step back and analyze your work. All majors build upon what you learn in the Foundation department.
I CAME TO CCS ...
BECAUSE OF ITS REPUTATION FOR DEVELOPING THE MOST CREATIVE PEOPLE IN THE WORKFORCE
AREAS OF STUDY Integration of Visual and Written Language Campaign Marketing Development Radio/ TV Commercial
CAREER CHOICES Blogger Catalog Content Writer Copy Supervisor Copywriter Creative Director Online Content Writer Producer Public Relations Writer Social Media Specialist
COURTNEY HUDSON AND ZACH SZOTT
ABOUT THIS MAJOR Do you want a cell phone that’s “cheap” or would you rather have an “affordable” one? Copywriters have the power to influence perceptions, inform audiences and move them to action. Their words define brands and become part of our cultural language. Our program is unique in that you learn by partnering with art direction students and perform as a true creative team to develop cutting-edge campaigns for brands, products and real-world causes — similar to working at an agency. Our curriculum includes courses in writing, marketing, media theory, and radio/television commercial production.
I CAME TO CCS ...
BECAUSE I WANT TO THRIVE AS A CREATIVE PROFESSIONAL
AREAS OF STUDY Art and Creative Direction Campaign Development Marketing User Experience App Design Radio/TV Commercial Production
CAREER CHOICES Art Director Copywriter Creative Director Producer
ABOUT THIS MAJOR Audiences can see through a poorly devised concept. In advertising, ideas are everything. So our program will teach you how to tap into your creative talents and think like a business professional. You’ll devise advertising strategies that integrate use of print, television and web, and study how innovative approaches to persuasion (viral and guerrilla marketing) have redefined the playing field. Our challenging curriculum addresses the needs of today’s advertising industry while preparing you to thrive in a dynamic, media-driven environment. In the end, you’ll produce messages that rise above the clutter in a culture suffering from info-overload.
I CAME TO CCS ...
BECAUSE I KNEW I WOULD GET A GREAT EDUCATION
AREAS OF STUDY Your chosen Studio Major plus Art Education methods and principles for the K-12 classroom SARAH KOCH
CAREER CHOICES Community Arts Program Director Community Arts Gallery Director K-12 Art Teachers Museum Educator
ABOUT THIS MAJOR Teach others to do what you love â€” create art. Our dual major program combines an internationally recognized BFA degree with dynamic and innovative teacher preparation courses. The curriculum includes core liberal arts courses and rigorous studio and education classes to prepare you for the State of Michigan Visual Arts LQ endorsement. CCS offers hands-on experience at our on-site art/design-based charter school, Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies (HFA: SCS). The economy is reliant upon creative minds of students and their ability to lead the next generation. Why not play a part?
I CAME TO CCS ...
BECAUSE OF THE ENTREPRENEURIAL CREATIVE CULTURE
CONCENTRATIONS Ceramics Glass Fiber Design Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design Art Furniture
CAREER CHOICES Blacksmith Ceramic Artist Clay Modeler Color and Trim Designer/ Auto Industry Costume Designer Custom Furniture Designer Fashion Accessories Designer Fiber Designer Gallery Owner Independent Artist Jewelry Designer Lighting Designer Mold Maker Museum Textile Restorer Ornamental Architect Set/Prop Designer Surface Designer Tile Designer Visual Merchandiser Weaver
ABOUT THIS MAJOR Our Crafts department will teach you the technical expertise you need to accomplish your creative vision in a wide variety of media. The curriculum includes classes that allow you to study the aesthetics and expressive potential of handmade objects through our state-of-the-art facilities. The department exposes students to independent artists in the field, galleries, museum settings and a host of other ways to engage with the creative community while pursuing your studies. From the metal shop and foundry to our hot glass and ceramics studios, youâ€™ll find the space and tools you need to perfect your craft.
I CAME TO CCS ...
BECAUSE I WANT TO TRULY ENJOY MY CAREER AFTER SCHOOL
CONCENTRATIONS Animation Game Design Digital Film
CAREER CHOICES 3D Modeler Animator Armature Builder Cinematics Director Cinematographer Colorist
ABOUT THIS MAJOR Whether youâ€™re venturing into our Animation, Game Design or Digital Film concentrations, storytelling is at the heart of your role as an entertainment artist. Get prepared to join the next generation of concept artists and storytellers while learning the hottest tools of the trade. Animation utilizes stop-motion, material-based and computer-generated imagery techniques for sequential storytelling. Game Design focuses on developing game concepts and the production of 2D and 3D imagery. Video moves you to consider narrative, experimental and documentary forms of the moving image.
Compositor Concept Artist Director Editor Environment Artist Flash Artist FX Artist Hair and Cloth Artist Layout Artist Level Designer Lighter Look Development Artist Maquette Builder Matchmover Matte Painter Mocap Artist Motion Graphics Artist Rigger Stop-Motion Animator Storyboard Artist Texture Painter VFX Artist VFX Supervisor Videographer Weapon Artist Web Artist
FASHION ACCESSORIES DESIGN
I CAME TO CCS ...
BECAUSE I LOVE BEING AROUND PEOPLE WHO LOVE ART AND DESIGN AS MUCH AS ME
AREAS OF STUDY Shoes Handbags Soft Leather Goods Accessories Hardware
CAREER CHOICES Handbag Designer Shoe Designer Leather Goods Designer Soft Goods Designer Entrepreneur Lead Patternmaker Trend Forecaster Trend Analyst Product Researcher Product Merchandiser Product Line Developer Color and Materials Specialist Production Personnel Materials Sourcing and Supply Specialist
ABOUT THIS MAJOR When celebrities walk the red carpet, no one ever asks Where’d you get those shoes? Who designed that bag? Nice wallet — who’s it by? The real question is, how are you going to change all that? Fewer than a half dozen schools in the United States focus on accessories design and only one in the Midwest: College for Creative Studies. The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Accessories Design at CCS gives you head-to-toe preparation in accessories design — from your first bright idea through design and handwork to product manufacturing and distribution. You’ll learn how to predict trends, market your designs and manage a fashion brand from handbags and small leather goods to footwear and accessories hardware. The topper? Our program in Fashion Accessories Design, in collaboration with Detroitbased company Shinola, offers unparalleled opportunities for real-world experience, including sponsored project studios and access to industry experts.
I CAME TO CCS ...
BECAUSE I WANTED TO DO SOMETHING THAT REALLY MATTERED TO ME
AREAS OF STUDY Painting Sculpture Printmaking Installation Time-Based Media
CAREER CHOICES Art Administrator Art Appraiser Art Critic Art Handler/Installer Artists’ Agent Color and Materials Designer Curator Educator Film Industry Fabricator Gallery Owner or Director Independent Artist Medical Illustrator Museum Preservationist Set/Prop Designer
ABOUT THIS MAJOR If you’re passionate, driven and creative, you can become a successful working artist. Our program gives you the training you need so you can master a variety of media and discover your own voice as an artist. Go beyond painting, drawing and sculpture to work with formats and ideas that challenge your, and the world’s, notion of art. In the creative heart of the city, you will have access and exposure to accomplished artists, galleries, museums and a host of opportunities to prepare for a career as a fine artist or entrepreneur.
I CAME TO CCS ...
TO LEARN THE ESSENCE OF DESIGN
AREAS OF STUDY Graphic Design Interaction Design Brand Identity Systems Typography Time-Based Media Experience Design
CAREER CHOICES Editorial Designer Environmental Designer Graphic Designer Information Designer Interactive Designer Package Designer Publication Designer Type Designer Web Designer
ABOUT THIS MAJOR Looks arenâ€™t everything. As a designer, you need to make work that stands out among the multitude of competing messages in our highly visual culture. Our program will teach you about research and concepting, visual decision-making and how to combine artistic skills and technology to drive your message home. This program integrates image, type, color, sound, motion and interactivity. Examples of projects include brand identity systems, websites, posters, interactive digital marketing solutions and annual reports.
I CAME TO CCS ...
BECAUSE I WANT TO WORK WITH THE BEST
AREAS OF STUDY Traditional and Digital Media Concept Art Storyboarding Print Media
CAREER CHOICES Advertising Illustrator Artist for Video Games Book Illustrator Caricaturist Cartoonist and Animator Comic Book Artist Editorial Illustrator Entertainment Artist Storyboard Artist
ABOUT THIS MAJOR Illustration art stands alone or can be the springboard for all types of art and design. It can be especially valuable for those pursuing careers in comic books, publishing, journalism, courtroom art, medical illustration, animation and gaming. In this program, youâ€™ll produce top-of-the-line illustrations that convey ideas, solve problems, tell stories and express points of view. Develop an artistic style all your own and learn technical skills to work in a variety of media in conjunction with digital tools.
I CAME TO CCS ...
TO LEARN THE SKILLS I NEED FOR THE WORKING FIELD
AREAS OF STUDY Corporate and Residential Space Design Retail and Hospitality Space Design Medical Services Space Design Color and Material Design
CAREER CHOICES Color and Trim Designer/ Auto Industry Commercial/Contract Designer Corporate Designer Exhibit and Display Designer Facilities Manager Residential Designer Retail and Hospitality Designer
ABOUT THIS MAJOR Making spaces functional and attractive and aligning them with a retail or corporate concept are the goals of an interior designer. Our program teaches you how to use elements of color, light, texture and balance to create ideal environments where clients can live, work and play. Architects and designers are invited into our classrooms to provide feedback, exposing you to the team dynamics of the working world. And our talented faculty and internships will help you establish important connections with industry professionals before you graduate.
I CAME TO CCS ...
TO CHALLENGE MYSELF AND IMPROVE MY ARTISTIC CAPABILITIES
AREAS OF STUDY Traditional and Digital Image Making Commercial and Fashion Lighting and Concept Fine Art, Documentary and Experimental
CAREER CHOICES Collegeâ€“Level Instructor Digital Retoucher Documentary Photographer Fashion Photographer Fine Art Photographer Forensic Photographer Photojournalist Portrait Photographer Studio Photographer
ABOUT THIS MAJOR A successful photographer understands how to combine technical savvy with aesthetic intrigue and expression. Our program will help you master evolving digital, lighting and camera technologies to enhance your creativity. Whether working in a commercial, fashion, documentary or fine art setting, your confidence in planning and executing your concepts will soar.
I CAME TO CCS ...
BECAUSE MY DREAM IS TO DESIGN SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL ON A DAILY BASIS
AREAS OF STUDY 3D Visual Communication 3D Modeling and Prototyping Design Development and Presentation
CAREER CHOICES Consumer Product Designer Exhibit Designer Furniture Designer Housewares Designer Office Product Designer Product Development Designer Shoe Designer Toy Designer
ABOUT THIS MAJOR Designing for the masses is no easy task. You have to create products that look good, yet meet, or exceed, demands of a varied user audience. Then, youâ€™re up against the changing wants and needs driving the consumer market; timing and innovation are everything. Our program focuses on combining hand-drawn concepts with digital 3D modeling technologies to move seamlessly from concept to prototype to manufacture. Youâ€™ll confront real-world problems and approach them as challenges rather than obstacles, in addition to learning to incorporate research and market influences, such as personal satisfaction, public safety and environmental consciousness, into your work.
I CAME TO CCS ...
BECAUSE OF THE SURROUNDING INDUSTRY OPPORTUNITIES
AREAS OF STUDY 3D Visual Communication 3D Modeling and Prototyping Automotive Design Truck, Motorcycle, Boat, Plane Design Alternative Vehicle Design SAMUEL KENNY
CAREER CHOICES Airplane Designer Automotive Designer Bike Designer Boat Designer Mass Transit Designer Motorcycle Designer
ABOUT THIS MAJOR Our unparalleled Automotive and Transportation Design program is world-renowned. Learn what it takes to make it on the road, in the sky or at sea. Our program provides the intense creative and technical training you need to thrive in the transportation industry â€” anywhere. Our program focuses on design conception and development, hand sketching, and digital 3D and hand modeling for prototype and manufacture.
ABOUT THIS DEPARTMENT The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree you earn at CCS tells the world that you have acquired a “well-rounded” education. How will a “well-rounded” education benefit you? You’ll need math skills and an understanding of business practices to understand your company’s design budget or to fly solo as a freelancer. Psychology and Concepts of Culture will give you insight into the thoughts, attitudes, beliefs and values of the people affected by your work. Courses in Earth Science and Optics, Color and Light will provide you with the knowledge to understand the science behind technical media, such as photography, animation, game design and film. And, in this competitive market, strong writing skills are a must. We offer 120 liberal arts courses that cover the basics — from literature to philosophy. Our faculty teach these subjects in ways that help you apply what you learn directly to your career and interests in art and design. You may even choose to minor in Art History or Art Therapy. The Liberal Arts department provides students with an understanding of the larger social and cultural context in which they live, work and dream. The courses are a vital part of the CCS educational experience and enrich students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
COURSES Business Practices Branding and Self-Image Management Money Management Skills for Artists and Designers Advanced Business Skills for Artists and Designers
ABOUT THIS CONCENTRATION Even the best artists and designers need to know the business behind their craft. CCS provides business expertise by partnering with Walsh College, the area’s premier business school. We offer a set of four courses in business studies, referred to as a “concentration.” It’s similar to a “minor,” but requires fewer courses to complete. Once you’ve finished these courses, you’ll be prepared for the business world as an artist or designer and will have earned a Certificate of Completion. In addition, “Business Concentration” will also appear on your official transcript.
I CAME TO CCS ...
TO MAKE AN IMPACT IN THE WORLD
JIAXIN XUE , JUSTIN FAMULARO, DONGHA LEE
ABOUT GRADUATE PROGRAMS Our graduate programs offer four areas of specialization: Color and Materials Design, Integrated Design, Interaction Design and Transportation Design. Each of these specializations builds on the Collegeâ€™s legacy of art and design education excellence and is adapted to meet the demands of a globally competitive environment. Our graduate programs focus on fostering critical thinking in a design context while keeping contemporary business reality in mind. CCS graduate classes are taught by industry leaders and an internationally recognized roster of visiting designers and artists with experience in design strategy, user-centric research, design execution and presentation, as well as entrepreneurial practices. The College attracts an internationally diverse student body to study in cuttingedge state-of-the art studio facilities, with access to advanced technological capabilities.
COLOR AND MATERIALS DESIGN INTEGRATED DESIGN INTERACTION DESIGN TRANSPORTATION DESIGN
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ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
DUAL ENROLLMENT SUMMER EXPERIENCE PRECOLLEGE COURSES
Every student’s goal is to be prepared when they start at their dream college. But what if you could take that just one step further? What if you could already have college-level experience and possibly even credits before taking those ﬁrst-semester classes? You can! With preparedness in mind, we revamped our Precollege program to help you excel as an artist or designer. Whether you’re interested in earning college credit prior to entering college or simply taking a class to refresh or learn a new skill, our Precollege and Continuing Studies department has a program dedicated to your success.
EXPERIENCE WHAT COLLEGE LIFE IS LIKE
EARN COLLEGE CREDIT
ENHANCE YOUR ARTISTIC ABILITIES
WHILE STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO TAKE CLASSES IN THEIR CHOSEN AREA OF STUDY IMMEDIATELY UPON ENTERING CCS, THEY ALSO TAKE FOUNDATION COURSES TO HELP ESTABLISH THE BASICS AND GET A TASTE OF DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES. ITâ€™S EASY TO GET IMMERSED IN A PARTICULAR AREA OF STUDY, BUT TAKING COURSES OUTSIDE OF THAT MAJOR LETS STUDENTS BROADEN THEIR SKILLS.
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AUSTIN BRADY / FINE ARTS
ANAHLI J. VAZQUEZ / PHOTOGRAPHY
LORI WATSON / ART EDUCATION
NAMSUK LEE / TRANSPORTATION DESIGN
YAN WU / CRAFTS
ELLEN COONS / ENTERTAINMENT ARTS
JAMES YU / TRANSPORTATION DESIGN
FARAI PILOTO / FOUNDATION
LOUIS TOUSSAINT / PRODUCT DESIGN
LIA ZAMOR / ADVERTISING: COPYWRITING
SAMANTHA MEREDITH / ADVERTISING
KATIE POLAKOWSKI / ILLUSTRATION
ALEC BOARD / FASHION ACCESSORIES DESIGN
LARISA MARTIN / COMMUNICATION DESIGN
JINGXU “JACKY” ZHAN / TRANSPORTATION DESIGN
CHRISTINE JENKS / PHOTOGRAPHY
NICHI THOMPSON / CRAFTS NICHI THOMPSON / CRAFTS
LIA ZAMOR / ADVERTISING
SCOTT PANCIOLI / PRODUCT DESIGN
PHILLIP SIMMER / ILLUSTRATION ALEX CHOPJIAN / COMMUNICATION DESIGN
JULIE RUDZIENSKI / INTERIOR DESIGN
JOHN CURRY / ART EDUCATION
MARY PRYBYS / INTERIOR DESIGN
MICHAELA NIENABER / ILLUSTRATION
EMMA BOONSTRA / PHOTOGRAPHY
AUTUMN WOOLMAN / ILLUSTRATION
JANELLE LANG / ADVERTISING
ANDREW STENCIL / PHOTOGRAPHY
LESLIE CISLO / CRAFTS
DREW YOUNG / PRODUCT DESIGN
JULIE GEORGE / FINE ARTS
DEVON PALMER / TRANSPORTATION DESIGN
ALEX FAWKES / CRAFTS
STEVEN SMITH / ENTERTAINMENT ARTS
SARAH SANDUSKY / FINE ARTS
RYAN RIGGS / COMMUNICATION DESIGN
JOSHUA STOUGH / PRODUCT DESIGN
AMY PAVLICHEK / ENTERTAINMENT ARTS
ANDRES SAAVEDRA / INTERIOR DESIGN
MINWOO SONG / TRANSPORTATION DESIGN
KEVIN INGRASSIA / ENTERTAINMENT ARTS
ANDRES SAAVEDRA / INTERIOR DESIGN
KAITLYN KRUEGER / FASHION ACCESSORIES DESIGN
SARAH KOUPAL / ADVERTISING
JENNIFER LOEWE / ART EDUCATION
LAURA BATTISTON / FOUNDATION
ALEXANDRIA MCAUGHEY / FINE ARTS
JAE STELZER / FOUNDATION
ANTHONY AMOROSE / ENTERTAINMENT ARTS
TIM SOUTHWARD / CRAFTS
BRIAN LACEY / ILLUSTRATION
SAMANTHA SCHAEFER / COMMUNICATION DESIGN
APPLYING TO AN ART COLLEGE DOESN’T HAVE TO BE AN INTIMIDATING PROCESS. AT CCS, WE’RE PROUD OF OUR ACCESSIBLE AND SUPPORTIVE ADMISSIONS STAFF. WE CAN WALK YOU THROUGH THE ADMISSIONS PROCESS AND ANSWER QUESTIONS AT INFORMATION SESSIONS OR PERSONAL ADMISSIONS APPOINTMENTS. FOR MORE INFORMATION, OR TO SCHEDULE A CAMPUS TOUR, CALL 313.664.7425 OR 800.952.2787.
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APPLICATION PROCEDURES FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION
COMPLETE OUR FREE ONLINE APPLICATION SUBMIT YOUR TRANSCRIPT(S) SUBMIT YOUR ACT OR SAT SCORES OUR ACT SCHOOL CODE IS 1989. OUR SAT SCHOOL CODE IS 1035.
Find details on what to submit on our website www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/ showusyourwork or contact your admissions counselor.
SHOW US YOUR WORK UPLOAD FIVE- TO EIGHT-PIECES TO HTTPS://CCS.SLIDEROOM.COM. THERE IS A $10 UPLOAD FEE. Any work submitted may be published in future CCS brochures or presentations. CCS reserves the right to print submitted works.
TRANSFER AND INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS VISIT OUR WEBSITE FOR DETAILED APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS.
DECEMBER 1 EARLY ACTION** FEBRUARY 1 PRIORITY* MAY 1 DEPOSIT DEADLINE Applications will continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis after February 1.
EARLY ACTION** For students who want to be considered for our highest (up to full tuition) scholarships and early registration. PRIORITY* For students who want to ensure full consideration for financial aid and early registration.
NOVEMBER 1 APPLICATION DUE NOVEMBER 30 DEPOSIT DEADLINE
OUR COMPLETE COLLEGE CATALOG IS ON OUR WEBSITE WWW.COLLEGEFORCREATIVESTUDIES.EDU/REGISTRATION.
FINANCIAL AID AND SCHOLARSHIPS We believe that financial aid is a way for both the student and the College to simplify the task of continuing with your education. Your college years will be some of the best years of your life, so planning your finances in advance will enable you to take full advantage of your experience at CCS.
All applicants are automatically reviewed for scholarships. Students who complete their application, including the upload of their work by our Dec. 1 Early Action deadline, will be reviewed by faculty and the admissions team for our Walter B. Ford II Award of Excellence (AOE) merit scholarships. AOE scholarships are awarded to applicants who demonstrate a high level of creativity and skill, the potential for success in both studio and academic classes, and interest in fully engaging in the campus community at CCS. Ninety-eight percent of CCS students receive some combination of scholarship, grant, loan and employment assistance, totaling more than $34 million. Merit-based scholarships are announced after Dec. 15. Complete Financial Aid Award packages are sent after you complete the FAFSA and will be comprised of a combination of state, federal and institutional scholarships, need-based grants and student loans. CCS also awards scholarships funded by external entities to eligible students based on criteria specified by these donors.
COMPLETE FAFSA All U.S. students are strongly encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to be considered for need-based financial aid. Our school code is 006771. The FAFSA now allows families to complete the application using their prior-prior year tax return. For Fall 2017, use your 2015 tax information.
OCTOBER 1 FAFSA APPLICATION AVAILABLE
All applicants are considered for scholarship.
Submit your FAFSA here: www.fafsa.ed.gov. For more information on all types of Scholarships, Grant and Loan programs available to CCS students go to our website: www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/financialaidinfo.
STUDENT HOUSING CCS offers two unique opportunities to live on campus. You won’t want to miss out. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Once housing is full, students who wish to reside on campus are placed on a wait list. Apply early, housing can fill up as early as March 1. ART CENTRE BUILDING (ACB)
The residence hall at the Art Centre Building (ACB) provides spacious apartment-style units on the Ford Campus. The residence includes amenities located on the ground floor: fitness room, vented spray room, mailroom and laundry facilities.
Taubman Center residents are required to purchase a meal plan. ACB residents and commuters may choose to purchase a meal plan.
TAUBMAN CENTER The residence hall at the Taubman Center provides loft-style units with in-room bathroom. The units open to large common areas that include lounges, a game room, a fitness room, laundry facilities and workspaces where students can work on projects or socialize during their downtime.
Roommates are a great way to meet new people on campus!
For complete details about on-campus housing and meal plan costs, and to apply for housing, visit www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/housing. OFF-CAMPUS HOUSING Midtown Detroit, Inc., provides a comprehensive list of what is happening around the CCS neighborhood, including different apartment and townhouse rentals in the Medical Center, Cultural Center, CCS, Wayne State University and New Center areas.
PRECOLLEGE PROGRAMS Precollege Studies at CCS offers evening, weekend and summer programs for high school and middle school students. Offerings include Dual Enrollment opportunities to earn college credit while in high school, summer residential programs for college credit, as well as short courses and free workshops that can help you get ready to apply to CCS. For more information, visit www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/precollege.
TUITION AND FEES For the most complete and up-to-date information, visit the Tuition and Financial Aid section of our website: www.collegeforcreativestudies.edu/tuition.
OFF- CAMPUS LISTINGS
Listings are available on the MDI website: www.midtowndetroitinc.org.
EARN CREDIT WHILE IN HIGH SCHOOL
CCS offers the Precollege Summer Experience — a 3.0 credit program for high school students to begin preparation for art and design school. More information is available through CCS’s Precollege and Continuing Studies office at email@example.com.
The College for Creative Studies nurtures the creativity that is vital to the enrichment of modern culture. The College educates visual artists and designers, knowledgeable in varied fields, who will be leaders in creative professions that shape society and advance economic growth. The College fosters students’ resolve to pursue excellence, act ethically, embrace their responsibilities as citizens of diverse local and global communities, and learn throughout their lives. The College engages in community service by offering opportunities for artistic development and opening career pathways to talented individuals of all ages.
The College for Creative Studies is a nonprofit, private college authorized by the Michigan Education Department to grant Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. CCS is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design and is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Documents regarding accreditation are available in the Executive Office upon formal request. In order to make the accreditation process responsive to a broad range of constituents, the accrediting agencies invite the public to provide written comments about the College’s qualifications for continued accreditation. If you wish to comment, please contact either agency by letter or email.
NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY The College for Creative Studies subscribes to the principle of equal opportunity in its employment, admissions and educational practices and strives to provide an educational environment and workplace free from unlawful harassment and discrimination. Discrimination, including harassment because of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law, is strictly prohibited.
The Higher Learning Commission 30 North La Salle Streets, Suite 2400 Chicago, Illinois 60602-2504 www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org
National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21 Reston, Virginia 20190-5248 http://nasad.arts-accredit.org
Council of Interior Design Accreditation 206 Grandville Avenue, Suite 350 Grand Rapids, MI 49503-4014 http://accredit-id.org/