7/2/13 at 3:53p

The College for Creative Studies (CCS) has named Timothy J. van Laar as chair of its Fine Arts Department effective September 2013.

7/1/13 at 3:03p

College for Creative Studies alumnus Jason Carter (FA ’99) along with adjunct faculty Kate Daughdrill (FA) and Marie Hermann (FA) were awarded 2013 Visual Arts Fellowships from the Kresge Foundation.

7/1/13 at 2:38p

CCS Advertising Design student Andrew Stencil was selected as the “All-Star” at the Global Portfolio Night sponsored by the Detroit Adcraft Club.

6/27/13 at 10:31a

Anyone who grew up spending hours in front of the TV’s soft electric glow ignoring their mother’s warning about sitting too close will relate to retro artist SLAW’s new show.

6/27/13 at 10:03a

Detroit Wood Type Co. is a studio that produces historic wood types and letterpress goods in Eastern Market. The shop is run by partners Don Kilpatrick (CCS Chair of Illustration) and CCS alums Christian Mulligan (Advertising Design) and Joe Benghauser (Graphic Design). Their mission is to create and design affordable, high quality wood type for the letterpress printer.

6/27/13 at 9:50a

CCS Illustration alum Andrea Kowch will be featured in her first solo exhibit Andrea Kowch: Dream Fields at the Muskegon Museum of Art from August 15 to October 27.

6/11/13 at 3:03p

Four school years after first opening its doors to families, Henry Ford Learning Institute (HFLI), the College for Creative Studies (CCS), families and supporters are celebrating Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies’ (HFA: SCS) first graduating class.

6/10/13 at 4:16p

Last month, Steven Heller (pictured left) traveled to Detroit for the first time to receive an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from CCS.

6/7/13 at 12:37a

The College for Creative Studies’ Student Exhibition, one of Detroit’s largest celebrations of creativity, raised more than $160,000 for the College from ticket sales, sponsorships and other contributions and is helping jump-start the careers of many CCS students.

5/30/13 at 10:27a

CCS Transportation Design students had the unprecedented opportunity to visit Chrysler’s Dodge Viper plant, on Conner Avenue in Detroit, thanks to the efforts of CCS trustee and alum Ralph Gilles.

5/29/13 at 12:01a

Photography alumna Laurie Tennent will have a gallery showing of “Botanicals” at The Planterra Conservatory in West Bloomfield from June 18 through July 18.

5/29/13 at 11:48a

Graduating Transportation Design senior Merrill Mathew is the grand award winner of an automotive interior design competition sponsored by WardsAuto, Lear and International Automotive Components.

5/16/13 at 9:31a

When CCS alumnus Dan Armand closed his 323East Gallery in Royal Oak last year, many of his patrons were wondering where he and his partner may set up their new shop. Much to their delight, Armand expanded his business to a larger building in Detroit’s Eastern Market district and officially opened the latest incarnation of his gallery called 1XRUN.

5/15/13 at 2:33p

CCS graduating senior Herald Urena noticed a friend carrying a growler of their favorite brew and immediately was interested in how he could improve upon the vessel. Having done research, Urena noticed that today’s growler hasn’t changed significantly for decades, so he set out to come up with a new and improved design.

5/10/13 at 10:05a

Students in CCS’s Transportation Design program met with officials from the U.S. Army's Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) as well as experienced Army officers and soldiers for a brainstorming session on how to create a video display unit that allows soldiers to view their outside surroundings from inside their vehicle before dismounting.

5/7/13 at 10:15a

When CCS alum Robert Brengman isn’t working for Corbin Design in Traverse City as its Vice President, Senior Designer, he’s working with his brothers at Leelanau’s newest winery Brengman Brothers - Crain Hill Vineyards.

4/24/13 at 10:31a

For the past six years, CCS’s Community + Public Arts Detroit (C+PAD) has been working with six neighborhoods within the Skillman Good Neighborhood Initiative to commission public art works that meet the desires of each neighborhood. Rather than commission works that come from an artist’s individual vision, C+PAD first asks neighborhoods what they want, and then facilitates and funds the process of finding artists who can meet those needs.

4/23/13 at 9:55a

Young stylists were given the task of creating a roomy, practical family-sedan cabin aimed at first-time buyers in the year 2025. The finalists were slected by top auto industry designers at Ford, Chrysler, Toyota and General Motors.

4/23/13 at 9:45a

CCS’s Community Arts Partnership (CAP) providesarts education to more than 4000 Detroit students each year. With the help of CCS students and alumni the program has grown and thrived in a city where arts education has been cut from many schools. Their efforts don’t go unnoticed. Recently the folks at Model D featured CAP in on online article that focuses on the offerings of CAP and other city art programs.

4/18/13 at 4:38p


Over Christmas break a group of CCS students in Tom Rooney’s class sat down with Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) engineers along with highly experienced Army warrant officer from Fort Lee, VA to collaborate on ideas for two current proejcts: a Mobility Demonstrator and a Virtual Window for armored vehicles.

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