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The College for Creative Studies (also known as CCS) is a private art and design education institution located in Detroit, Michigan. Emphasizing a strong hands-on approach, CCS, “strives to provide students with the tools needed for successful careers in the dynamic and growing creative industries.” The college’s history can be traced back to 1906 when a small group of civic leaders established the Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts. Members began to teach informal classes at the Society’s original studios. In 1926, the Society founded the Art School, offering a formal, four-year education program. Within a year, enrollment grew to over 280 students. The school officially became a college in 1962 with the authorization to award Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees. The name was changed to the College for Creative Studies in 2001.

Today, CCS enrolls more than 1,400 students. The college currently offers a dozen majors in the fields of design and transportation design, all leading to BFA degrees. CCS also offers Master of Fine Arts degrees in Color and Material Design, Interaction Design, Interdisciplinary Design and Transportation Design, as well as a certificate program in Professional Automotive Modeling.

From its founding, CCS has shown a strong commitment to the Detroit community. The college currently offers free art education to more than 4,000 city youth through its Community Arts Partnerships program. In addition, CCS enrolls over 800 students at its Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies, a public charter middle and high school.

The CCS campus operates on two distinct sites in Detroit: the Ford Campus on East Kirby; and the Taubman Center on West Baltimore. Each site houses a number of undergraduate departments, while the Taubman Center additionally houses the school’s graduate programs. Both sites offer residential accommodations to the approximately 73 percent of CCS students who choose live in on-campus housing.

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