College for Creative Studies

201 E. Kirby - Detroit, MI 48202

For more than a century, the College for Creative Studies has distinguished itself as a premier institution of higher learning. A private, fully-accredited college of art and design located in midtown Detroit, CCS enrolls more than 1,400 students from 31 states and 26 countries.

Students pursue Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Advertising Design; Art Practice (Fine Arts): Communication Design; Craft & Material Studies (Ceramics, Glass,  Fiber & Textiles, Metalsmithing & Jewelry); Entertainment Arts (Animation, Concept Design, Game); Fashion Design; Film; Illustration; Interior Design; Photography; Product Design and Transportation Design -- as well as Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in Color & Materials Design, Interaction Design, Systems Design Thinking and Transportation Design. CCS also offers an Art Education Teacher Certification program.

By providing unparalleled facilities, elite faculty and a curriculum that teaches critical thinking and professional skills, CCS helps students seek new directions and find their individual voices, giving graduates great flexibility and many options as their careers unfold.

The accomplishments of our alumni clearly demonstrate this. Alumni occupy senior management positions, run their own companies and are respected exhibiting artists and sought-after experts in their fields. CCS graduates today are working for such companies as Pixar, Sony Dreamworks, Motorola, Whirlpool, Nike, Google, Puma, Bongo Comics, Trek Bicycles, Shinola, Fossil, Airstream, Henry Ford Health System, Ford, GM, Chrysler, Nissan, Toyota, Volvo, VSA, Campbell Ewald and many more.

About College for Creative Studies

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.

Mission 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 enrichment and opening career pathways to talented individuals of all ages.