The College for Creative Studies (CCS) is a privately owned and operated art school located in Detroit Michigan, U.S.A. CCS was founded in 1906 as the Society of Arts and Crafts and in 1926 began offering educational programs to the public. It was the first arts orgination in the United States to offers training in the arts. The school officially became a college in 1962 and was authorized by the Michigan Department of Education to award Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Industrial Design. In 1975, the school’s name was changed to the Center for Creative Studies and in 2001 it assumed the name it carries today, College for Creative Studies.
In 2006, Josephine Ford, the only granddaughter of Henry Ford the founder of Ford Motor Company, bequeathed $50 million to the College for Creative Studies–the largest single sum every donated to a private arts education institution in the United States, and the largest donation every made to any of Michigan’s private colleges.
CCS currently offers Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) degrees in 11 fields of study, which include, Crafts, Advertising Design, Fine Arts, Entertainment Arts (Experimental and Character Animation, Game Art and Video and Live Action), Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Interior Design, Product Design, Transportation Design and Art Education.
Through its Continuing Education Center, CCS offers noncredit classes and courses in the visual arts to adults within the community. Through Community Arts Partnerships CCS offers additional education programs and opportunities for youth.
201 East Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202-4034
Fax: (313) 872-2739
Contact: Lori Watson
Director of Admissions
201 East Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
Total undergrads: 1,365
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 241
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,354
Graduate enrollment: 4
College has an application fee: Yes
Regular application fee: $35
Online application fee: Free
Percent applicants admitted: 37%
Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 77%
Arts, Visual & Performing
Business, Management, & Marketing
Transportation/Transportation Management B
Communications & Journalism
Digital Communications/Multimedia B
Animation/Special Effects B
Precision Production Trades
Furniture DesignManufacturing B
Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:|
B = Bachelor’s degree
C = Certificate or diploma
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