Fine Arts

You’re going to learn how the (art) world really works.

Wrongly depicted as either starving or stuck in the past, today’s fine artists are bridging the gap between old and new and their influence can be felt throughout popular culture.

CCS Fine Arts helps lead this transformation by modelling the way the art world works, where artists are no longer defined by — nor confined to — a single medium or material.

Students learn traditional methods but also contemporary and experimental approaches to creative work. The Fine Arts Department encompasses a full range of artistic mediums, from stone carving, bronze casting, book arts and letterpress to digital and time-based media, installation and performance art. You can concentrate on a single discipline — CCS is one of a few schools offering Sculpture, Printmaking and Painting in one department — move between them, or mix them together and create your own, individualized artistic practice.





Time-based media

What Sets Us Apart?

Intense Senior Studio Experience
Senior students have semi-private studios with 24-hour access — which allows for the development of a signature body of work as professional artists — and seniors are also encouraged to exhibit locally and nationally and directed in preparation for graduate studies.

Resources and Materials
Students have access to some of the finest resources in the country, including a digital printing studio and a fully functioning foundry.

CCS Fine Arts alumni exhibit in the most prestigious museums and exhibitions in the country, including the Whitney Biennial, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Guggenheim Museum.

Career Choices

Art Administrator
Art Appraiser
Art Critic
Art Handler/Installer

Artists’ Agent
Color and Materials Designer

Film Industry Fabricator
Gallery Owner or Director
Independent Artist
Medical Illustrator

Museum Preservationist
Set/Prop Designer

Previous Internships

555 Gallery
Above the Title Entertainment
Building Arts & Conservation
Coughlin Jewelers

Debra Hampton/Artist
Elizabeth Dee Gallery
Kresge Arts
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit

Neal Davis Gallery
Ox-Bow Residency, Tularosa, New Mexico
Single Spark Pictures

Tangent Gallery
TRA Art Group

Contact Us

Fine Arts Department
T. 313.664.7655
F. 313.664.7685

Department Chair
Tim van Laar