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​Precollege and Continuing Studies Programs

An artist is curious. An artist wants to discover. An artist needs to explore.

Our classes give you the chance to do all three. If you want to advance your career, hone a skill or want to take a class for pure enjoyment, we offer both certificate programs and non-degree courses. And you don’t have to be a full-time student to take them.

So start exploring your curiosities here. Photography. Fashion design. Animation. The opportunities are endless.

Dual Enrollment Courses

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors in high school can take a variety of Freshman level art and design classes at CCS while earning college credits.

Teen Courses

Middle and high school students who want to learn art and design principles from CCS faculty at CCS world-class facilities.

Precollege Summer Experience

Through the CCS Precollege Summer Experience you will earn 3.0 college credits, prepare college-level work, develop your interests and talent, and build your portfolio.

Youth Courses

We offer a variety of studio and digital-based courses and classes in a supportive learning environment for all.

Adult Courses

Ages 16+
Whether your motivation is personal satisfaction or your career, we offer non-degree courses that will help you explore your interests or hone your skills.

Certificate Programs

Adult
Whether you are looking to develop a new career, make a career change or enhance your existing art or design skills, CCS’s certicate programs in Professional Automotive Modeling can help.

Competitions for High School Students

CCS offers three unique competitions, exclusively for students interested in Transportation Design, Fashion Accessories Design, and Product Design.

Contact

Jane Stewart
Director

313.664.7457

Lauren Brooks
Department Coordinator

313.664.7843

Erin Ellis Swilinski
Assistant Director

313.664.7459

Theadus Reeves
Department Administrator

313.664.7456

Supporting Partners

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