For more than a century, the College has distinguished itself as one of the premier institutions of creative thinking and learning in the world. Our engaged faculty and state-of-the-art facilities will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need for a successful career at companies, galleries, museums and studios around the world.
Numbers that matter
students are enrolled at CCS from 36 states and 30 foreign countries
student to faculty ratio brings a well-rounded, global perspective to creative problem-solving
student clubs and organizations
the average scholarship/grant package (money from all sources that is not repaid) projected for incoming students in 2023/2024
A CREATIVE COMMUNITY
RANKINGS THAT MATTER
Editor’s Choice Best Bachelor’s in Interior Design
Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society Transfer Honor Roll 2021
Learn.org Recognized School
Intellegence.com Best Colleges in Michigan 2022
Niche – Safest college campuses in America
College Factual – Top ranked for visual and performing arts
UNESCO City of Design
Military Friendly School 2022
Niche Best Colleges in America 2022
ART AND DESIGN LECTURE SERIES OPEN TO STUDENTS AND THE PUBLIC
CCS invites prominent fine arts and ensign professionals to speak at our distinct lecture series.
Toyota Lecture Series in Design
Woodward Lecture Series
Creative Boost Lecture Series
Alumni Lecture Series
WITH SO MUCH TO
OFFER, WHY GO
Industry Showcase Days
The Office of Career Development invites industry hiring representatives to CCS throughout the year to review portfolios and recruit students for internships and employment.
Student Exchanges – Qualified students may study up to 18 credit hours at international institutions to transfer back to CCS.
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.
Through the College’s affiliation with the Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD), juniors or first-semester seniors who meet the GPA requirement have the opportunity to spend a semester (usually fall or winter) studying at another member institution in the U.S. or abroad.
CAMPUS SAFETY AND SECURITY
CCS boasts an impressive and long-standing safety record. Your safety is one of our greatest priorities and we take pride in being considered one of the safest college campuses in Michigan.
Access cards used for all dormitory entrance access
24/7 shuttle service between campus locations and off-site housing
Safety escorts to/from vehicles
Dedicated parking structures manned by security personnel
Emergency notification system
CCS is located inside Detroit’s midtown area. You’ll find yourself just steps away from iconic places like the Motown Museum and the Detroit Institute of Arts – one of the Country’s largest museums, in addition to being immersed in a tight-knit artists’ community. Experience all that the CCS campus and city of Detroit have to offer