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Study at College For Creative Studies

The College for Creative Studies, also referred to as CCS, was established in 1906. Initially founded as the Society of Arts and Crafts, the organization began offering educational programs in the arts in 1926. It became a college in 1962, and was named the Center for Creative Studies-College of Art and Design in 1975. CCS received its present name in the year 2001. This private four-year institute is situated in Detroit, Michigan.

The College for Creative Studies offers the Bachelor of Fine Arts and the Master of Fine Arts degrees. Students can choose from courses in advertising design, entertainment arts, interior design, photography, graphic design, crafts, and illustrations, among others.

There are a large number of student clubs and organizations in CCS. Among those available on campus include the Black Artists Researching Trends, Innovative, Diverse Educational Activities, Student Government, Glass Odyssey Organized Society for Enrichment, American Society of Interior Designers, and Multicultural Student Collective.

Profile of College For Creative Studies

College For Creative Studies is located in Detroit, MI (a large city). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by College For Creative Studies is the Post-Baccalaureate certificate.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in design, media, photography and commercial art, and fine arts.

College For Creative Studies Selectivity

College For Creative Studies does not offer open admission. The school admitted just 39% of applicants in 2007.


The full-time faculty at College For Creative Studies is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school had 1, 307 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

College For Creative Studies offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"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. "

College For Creative Studies Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Design119industrial design, illustration, interior design
Media65graphic communications, animation and special effects
Fine Arts40crafts and folk art, fine arts studies
Photography and Commercial Art35photography, commercial art
Education and Teaching4teacher ed

Contact: College For Creative Studies

College For Creative Studies

201 E Kirby

Detroit, MI 48202

General Phone: (313) 664-7400


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