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.
The College for Creative Studies has been expanding its global footprint and developing exchange programs and articulation agreements with institutions in France, Germany, Austria, China, Japan, and India to benefit students at CCS and the partner institutions.
College for Creative Studies has been a leading institution in art and design education with an excellent reputation and student success in their fields. CCS is a member institution of the Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design (AICAD), as well as the College Art Association (CAA) and has been making contributions in sharing institutional data, participating in mobility programs, and hosting/attending conferences.
The College for Creative Studies aims at excellent education to prepare students for their professional growth in all degree programs - BFA, MFA and Certification (in Art Education).
faculties and departments
Undergraduate Studies (offering BFA and Certification)
Graduate Studies (offering MFA)
bachelor level programs
BFA in Advertising: Copywriting
BFA in Advertising: Design
BFA/Certification in Art Education
BFA in Communication Design
BFA in Crafts
BFA in Entertainment Arts
BFA in Fashion Accessories Design
BFA in Fine Arts
BFA in Interior Design
BFA in Photography
BFA in Product Design
BFA in Transportation Design
master level programs
MFA in Color & Materials Design
MFA in Integrated Design
MFA in Interaction Design
MFA in Transportation Design
research activity and main areas
The College for Creative Studies faculty members and students conduct various applied design research activities including user interaction and experience, trend forecasting, mobility in all design disciplines through a great number of industry-collaboration projects as well as institution-initiated projects.
doctorate level programs
N. A. (CCS does not offer doctorate degrees)
subject areas for exchange students
All art and design majors.
Fall Semester - September 5th to December 16th (in 2017-2018 academic year)
Winter Semester - January 8th to May 5th (in 2017-2018 academic year)
cost of living per month (studying and living)
$1,330 per month (including accommodations and general personal expenses and not including books and supplies)