AT CCS, YOUR SUCCESS = OUR PRIORITY
CCS students are given the opportunity for real-world experience right in the classroom.
Through our sponsored research projects, students participate in creative, research-based assignments in conjunction with guidance from outside designers, artists and corporations.
Our corporate partners commit design and technical staff to students by providing guidance, expertise and feedback. Organizations financially sponsor conceptual design projects for CCS students and encourage inventive and unique design concepts.
The corporate sponsors typically work with teams of CCS undergraduate juniors and seniors or graduate students and are supervised by CCS faculty to pursue new directions in design for their products. CCS’ corporate partners are continuing to expand and diversify their relationships with the College.
2016/2017 Sponsored Research Projects
American Chemistry Council - Plastics Division
Car Design News
Continental Automotive Systems
Detroit Grand Prix
Dura Automotive Systems
Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company Fund
GE Appliances, a Haier Company
Habitat for Humanity
Hagopian World of Rugs
Henry Ford Health System
Mercedes-Benz Financial Services
National Association for Surface Finishing
Public Lighting Authority of Detroit
STEP Thrift Store
CCS MFA Integrated Design And Interaction Design Students Work With Corporate Sponsor, GE Appliances
Led by MFA Integrated Design Professor and Chair Maria Luisa Rossi, students in Integrated Design Studio and Interaction Design Studio collaborated on a project for General Electric Corporation called "Future of Healthy Living Within the Home.”