These courses are designed to enhance CCS’s rigorous art and design curriculum with a baseline of business education to help students succeed as independent artists, designers, entrepreneurs or business owners in the future. The partnership between the two institutions reflects the region’s growing reliance on the creative economy.
“The College for Creative Studies has long understood the importance of creative businesses to the overall economy and we have relied on ventures like our Detroit Creative Corridor Center to nurture talented entrepreneurs in the region,” said Richard L. Rogers, president of the College for Creative Studies (CCS). “Through this new partnership, we are strengthening our curriculum to ensure that our students are equipped with the necessary tools to succeed in today’s business world. We are especially pleased that they will benefit from the expertise of Walsh College’s highly respected faculty.”
The comprehensive program will include courses on Branding and Self-Image Management, Money Management Skills for Artists and Designers, and Advanced Business Skills for Artist and Designers. Students will learn how to start entrepreneurial ventures or to be effective creative leaders within an existing corporate environment.
Instructors involved in the new concentration from Walsh College are Dr. Michael Levens, associate professor of marketing; Erin Rawlings, adjunct instructor of marketing; Dr. Louise August, associate professor of finance; and Dr. Lee Meadows, professor of management.
Learn more about the new program here.