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.
2017/2018 Sponsored Research Projects
American Chemistry Council - Plastics Division
Broder & Sachse Real Estate
Car Design News
Canadian Association for Surface Finishing (CASF)
Detroit Grand Prix
Ilitch Charities –
Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company Fund
Grupo Antolin North America
Hagopian World of Rugs
Harley-Davidson Motor Company- Fall 2017 (MFA CMD)
Honda R& D Americas
National Association for Surface Finishers (NASF)
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors
CCS Students Document Transformation of Ford's New Corktown Campus
Nine students from various academic disciplines have spent the past 15 weeks working on the project. They’ve created paintings, taken architectural photographs, recorded oral and visual histories and created short stories. A couple of students created an app that allows the user to impose himself or herself against a backdrop of historic buildings and street scenes.
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.”