Art and Design Undergraduate Programs

At CCS, students hone their focus and craft with a liberal-arts foundation that fortifies their creative vision.

The College for Creative Studies is among the nation’s leading colleges of art and design.

Students can pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the following majors: advertising design, art practice, communication design, crafts & material studies, entertainment arts, fashion design, illustration, interdisciplinary art + design, interior design, photography, product design, and transportation design.

Students choose a major and can add a minor or business concentration. They are also encouraged to take classes outside of their major, to broaden their skills. All students are required to complete 42 to 43 credits in liberal arts and 84 credits in studio.

Each department emphasizes four distinct components of a visual arts education: technical skill, aesthetic sensibility, conceptual ability, and practical experience—combining studio and academic classes with more individualized instruction.