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College for Creative Studies

The College for Creative Studies is a private college situated in Detroit, Michigan. The college is a fully accredited, leading institute for education in arts.

History of the College for Creative Studies:

The College for Creative Studies (CCS) was formed in1906 as the Society of Arts and Crafts. The CCS became one of the first organizations of its kind to offer artistic education in America. In 1962, the Michigan Department of Education authorized the granting of Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Industrial Design. The Society of Arts and Crafts became a college following that authorization. In 1975 the name of the Institute was changed to the Center for Creative Studies-College of Art and Design. It took its present name in 2001. On January 8th, 2006, it was announced that Josephine Ford, the granddaughter of Henry Ford founder of Ford Motor Company, had made a donation of fifty million dollars to the College for Creative Studies upon her death in June 2005. The donation made by Josephine Ford is the largest bequest made to a private college and the largest donation to any private school in Michigan.

Courses at the College for Creative Studies:

The degrees available at the College for Creative Studies are of two types: Bachelor of Fine Arts and Non Credit Courses. The Bachelor of Fine Arts degree includes courses on Advertising Design, Animation and Digital Media, Art Education, Crafts, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design and Transportation Design. The Non Credit courses are available in Visual arts through the continuing education programs and opportunities for youth through Community Arts Partnership.

The College for Creative Studies is recognized for having one of the best transportation design programs in the world. It also has the maximum number of students graduating in Automotive Design. The official mascot for the College for Creative Studies is a “Screaming Peacock”. The college colors are cardinal and eggshell.

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