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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


SUCCESS

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 …


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CCS ALUMNI


CCS ALUMNI

RALPH GILLES

TRANSPORTATION DESIGN

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.”


SCOTT HOCKING

FINE ARTS

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.”


LESLEY-MOWRY ROBINSON

INTERIOR DESIGN

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.”


JEFF HERRON

PHOTOGRAPHY

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!

DAVE HARDIN

ENTERTAINMENT ARTS

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.”


JEREMY LEVITT

CRAFTS

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

GOLNAZ ARMIN

CRAFTS

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.”


JACKSON CAVANAUGH

COMMUNICATION DESIGN

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!

JENNY RISHER

PHOTOGRAPHY

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.”


JUSTIN PYLE

PRODUCT DESIGN

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.”


SERGE GAY

ILLUSTRATION

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.”


BRUNA CAMARGO

ADVERTISING: COPYWRITING

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.”


CHUCK TAPPAN

ILLUSTRATION

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.”


WHY CCS

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


NETWORKING

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

STUDENT EXHIBITION

PAST SPEAKERS

Research projects are highly conceptual and allow students to participate in creative, research-based assignments in conjunction with guidance from outside designers and corporations.

PPG

Royal Technologies Corporation

opportunity to sell work to collectors

AISI Wheels Task Force

SABIC Innovative Plastics

exposure

Aluminum Association

Samsung

exhibition planning

American Chemistry Council — Plastics Division

Sanyo Automotive USA

installation

Shades Optical

American Iron and Steel Institute

Shinola Detroit

MOBILITY

Angell-Demmel North America

SMZ Advertising

Tim Flattery Film and Television Production Artist

AOL Autos

Somerset Collection

ASC Incorporated

Subaru

Avanti Press, Inc.

Suburban Infiniti of Troy

Shiro Nakamura Senior Vice President, Chief Creative Officer, Design and Brand Management, Nissan

BASF

Toray International

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/

Student Benefits

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:

Delphi Automotive

Burren College of Art

Detroit Presidents’ Organization

Limkokwing Malaysia

Detroit Public Lighting Authority

Lorenzo De Medici, Italy

Doodle Home

Paris College of Art

DURA Automotive

Pforzheim, Germany

EcoMotors International

Studio Art Center International, Italy

ecoSTORE USA

Tecnológico de Monterrey Mexico

Eight Mile Boulevard Association

The One Academy, Malaysia

Emagine Entertainment Inc.

INTERNSHIPS

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

Student Benefits

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

Student Benefits

HAVEN

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

Hyundai Design

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

STUDENT SHOWCASE

Ryan Trecartin video artist

Career Services invites industry representatives to CCS throughout the year to review portfolios and recruit students for internships and employment.

Mercedes-Benz Financial

PAST SPEAKERS John Chamberlain sculptor

ITC Holding Corporation Johnson Controls

WOODWARD LECTURE SERIES/

Richard Tuttle sculptor Andrea Zittel installation artist Student Benefits

Meritor

Student Benefits

LOCAL COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Michelin

exposure to professionals

Community Arts Partnerships

Michigan’s 36th District Court

interview/presentation practice

Alternative Spring Break in Haiti

Moosejaw

professional feedback

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

Maryland

Pennsylvania

Albania

India

Philippines

California

Massachusetts

Rhode Island

Australia

Iran

Poland

Colorado

Michigan

South Carolina

Brazil

Italy

Puerto Rico

Connecticut

Minnesota

Tennessee

Canada

Jamaica

Russia

Florida

Missouri

Texas

China

Japan

South Korea

Georgia

Nebraska

Vermont

Colombia

Laos

Switzerland

Idaho

New Hampshire

Virginia

Congo (DR)

Lithuania

Taiwan

Illinois

New Jersey

Washington

Ecuador

Malaysia

Thailand

Indiana

New Mexico

Wisconsin

Egypt

Mexico

United Kingdom

Iowa

New York

Gambia

Netherlands

Venezula

Kansas

North Carolina

Germany

New Zealand

Vietnam

Kentucky

North Dakota

Guyana

Nigeria

Louisiana

Ohio

Hong Kong

Peru

MANY ARTISTS ARE SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS MANAGING STUDIOS AND GALLERIES, SELLING THEIR ARTWORK AND

EXHIBITING WORLDWIDE


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

INTERIOR DESIGN

19% GRAPHIC DESIGN

PHOTOGRAPHY

13%

13%

ART DIRECTION

9%

MULTIMEDIA ARTISTS AND ANIMATORS

8%

FINE ARTS

CRAFTS

5%

5%

OUR ALUMNI ARE EMPLOYED BY COMPANIES, GALLERIES, MUSEUMS AND STUDIOS

WHERE YOU WANT TO WORK


WORLD-CLASS FACILITIES

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

LABS

Hand-throwing studio

Stop-motion lab

Figure and anatomy dry studio

Wheel-casting studio Slip-casting studio

Computer labs with Wacom tablets

HOUSING

Multipurpose studio

Clay-mixing studio

Traditional animation labs

71 apartment-style units

Digital studio with Mac desktops

Glazing room

Audio/Visual center

Located on Ford Campus

Blacksmithing Studio

Traditional sound room

Private bath

Studio B and sound studio

4 solid fuel forges with anvils and tools

Sound-contained room

Full kitchens

Recording room

2 gas forges with anvils and tools

2 professional sound-mixing rooms

Accommodates up to six students

3 leg vices

Large darkrooms

Located in Taubman Center

Printmaking and letterpress studio

2 swage blocks

Dry mount room

Private bath

75-lb. air power hammer

Alternative processes lab

Manually operated presses

60-lb. treadle hammer

Computer labs

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

Printing Lab

Laundry Facilities

Nancy and James Grosfeld Advertising Studio

Mac desktops

Overnight Parking

Scanners

Community Rooms

Black-and-white printers

Fitness Rooms

Buffing room

Danialle and Peter Karmanos, Jr. Communication Design Studios

24/7 Lab

Spray Rooms

Electroforming/anodizing room

WPP Studio

15 Mac and 5 PC desktops

Game Room

Tig welder

Keith E. Crain Transportation Design Center

Scanners

Student Hub

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

Laser cutter

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


LIBRARIES

OTHER FACILITIES/

Art and Design Library

RESOURCES

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

GALLERIES

SERVICES

Center Galleries

Imaging Center

Alumni and Faculty Hall

High-end, full-color prints

Main Gallery

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

BOOKSTORES

DETROIT CREATIVE

Main Bookstore

CORRIDOR CENTER

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

Satellite Bookstore

Natural Colour System®©

Art materials

Essential tools for analyzing consumer lifestyle trends

Snacks

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,

programs include:

businesses and initiatives, including:

DC3 (Detroit Creative Corridor Center) – operated by and housed at CCS

Local Portion

Hatch Detroit

Inner State Gallery

D:hive

Furnace Design Studio

Invest Detroit

North End Studios

Detroit Soup

CAVES

Detroit Venture Partners

The Fortress

Artifact Maker Society

Ponyride

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

URBAN GARDEN

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.

EASTERN MARKET

DETROIT MERCANTILE CO.

EASTERN MARKET


CAMPUS MARTIUS

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

DETROIT RIVER

SLOWS BAR-B-Q

Yoga

WHERE WE HANG Arts and Crafts Café

Java Hut

Avalon Bakery

Joe Louis Arena

Belle Isle

King Bookstore

Biggby Coffee

Le Petit Zinc

Boardwalk

Lupitas

Bowling Alleys

The Magic Stick

Broadway Café

The Majestic Café

The Bronx

Mexican Town

Burton Theatre

Milano Bakery

Café D’Mongo’s

MOCAD

Campus

The Motor Bar

Campus Martius

Motor City Brewing Works

Cass Café

Northern Lights Lounge

Centaur

Old Miami

Circa Saloon

Old Shillelagh

Cliff Bell’s

Pool/YMCA

Comerica Park

Random Music Venues

Detroit Artists Market

Renaissance Center

Detroit Brewery

Riverfront

Detroit Institute of Arts

Slows Bar-B-Q

Detroit One Coney Island

Tim Hortons

Detroit Public Library

Town Pump Tavern

Detroit Symphony Orchestra

Traffic Jam and Snug

Detroit Zen Center

Union Street

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

DOWNTOWN

AVALON BAKERY


WHERE WE ROCK The Belmont Berkley Front Bohemian National Home Burton Theatre The CAID Cass Café

GARDEN BOWL

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

CORKTOWN

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

GREAT VIBES

CELEBRATING CREATIVITY

Zoots

DETROIT FIREWORKS


A VIBRANT AND SOCIALLY MINDED CULTURE


INSPIRATION IS EVERYWHERE


DEPARTMENTS

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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DEPARTMENTS


FOUNDATION

I CAME TO CCS ...

BECAUSE I WANT TO BE ABLE TO EARN A LIVING DOING SOMETHING I LOVE


WILLIAM FLECK

ABOUT THIS DEPARTMENT This is where it all begins ‌ 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. You’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.


ADVERTISING: COPYWRITING

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.


ADVERTISING: DESIGN

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.

SARAH MEREDITH


ART EDUCATION

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 — 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?


CRAFTS

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, you’ll find the space and tools you need to perfect your craft.

LAUREN GOODEL


ENTERTAINMENT ARTS

I CAME TO CCS ...

BECAUSE I WANT TO TRULY ENJOY MY CAREER AFTER SCHOOL

MICHAEL NOWACZYK


CONCENTRATIONS Animation Game Design Digital Film

CAREER CHOICES 3D Modeler Animator Armature Builder Cinematics Director Cinematographer Colorist

ERIC HASIAK

ABOUT THIS MAJOR Whether you’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.

MICAH SHUMAKE


FINE ARTS

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.

MICHAEL ROBINSON


COMMUNICATION DESIGN

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 aren’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.

FREDERICK ORLANDO


ILLUSTRATION

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, you’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.

MARISSA JOHNSON


INTERIOR DESIGN

I CAME TO CCS ...

TO LEARN THE SKILLS I NEED FOR THE WORKING FIELD

JULIE RUDZIENSKY


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.

ANDRES SAAVEDRA


PHOTOGRAPHY

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 College–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.

JORDAN TAUB


PRODUCT DESIGN

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

ALLEN LARGIN

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, you’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. You’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.


TRANSPORTATION DESIGN

KELLY STIELER

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 — anywhere. Our program focuses on design conception and development, hand sketching, and digital 3D and hand modeling for prototype and manufacture.


LIBERAL ARTS

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.


BUSINESS CONCENTRATION

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.


GRADUATE PROGRAMS

I CAME TO CCS ...

TO MAKE AN IMPACT IN THE WORLD

JIAXIN XUE , JUSTIN FAMULARO, DONGHA LEE


SHABTAI HIRSHBERG

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 College’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.

PROGRAMS

COLOR AND MATERIALS DESIGN INTEGRATED DESIGN INTERACTION DESIGN TRANSPORTATION DESIGN


PRECOLLEGE PROGRAMS

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PROGRAMS

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


GALLERY

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. IT’S EASY TO GET IMMERSED IN A PARTICULAR AREA OF STUDY, BUT TAKING COURSES OUTSIDE OF THAT MAJOR LETS STUDENTS BROADEN THEIR SKILLS.


IN THIS SECTION

STUDENT WORK


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


APPLY NOW

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.


IN THIS SECTION

APPLICATION PROCEDURES FINANCIAL AID INFORMATION


APPLICATION PROCEDURES

APPLY!

WWW.COLLEGEFORCREATIVESTUDIES.EDU/APPLY

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.

ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS

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.

DEADLINES

FALL SEMESTER

DECEMBER 1 EARLY ACTION** FEBRUARY 1 PRIORITY* MAY 1 DEPOSIT DEADLINE Applications will continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis after February 1.

WINTER SEMESTER

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

FACT

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)

MEAL PLANS

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.

FUN FACT

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 pcs@collegeforcreativestudies.edu.


MISSION STATEMENT

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

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/

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