Detroit: City of Makers

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Detroit is just starting its next story. Become a part of it.

Artists and designers, young professionals and entrepreneurs of all backgrounds are creating the next Detroit. Affordable access to living and working spaces, a vibrant and socially minded culture, the lure of new adventure, the opportunity to collaborate with an international community of creatives and the ease of becoming an entrepreneur – are just some of the characteristics that are aiding the resurgence of our multifaceted city.

The College for Creative Studies lives inside Detroit’s Midtown area. You’ll find yourself just steps away from iconic places like the Motown Museum, the Detroit Film Theatre and the Detroit Institute of Arts - one of the country’s largest museums. We’re surrounded by artisanal coffee shops, design boutiques, art galleries, live music venues that belt out indie, garage, EDM, hip-hop, folk, jazz, blues and so much more.

"Detroit is a giant candy store for young college graduates wanting to be their own bosses."

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Midtown Detroit named 1 of 10 most up-and-coming neighborhoods in the US

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"There is a buzz here that is real, and the kids drip with talent and commitment..."

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Detroit named best city
for sports.

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A Global Center for Innovation

Detroit is building its reputation as a global center for innovation, and CCS is right in the middle of it. Located in the heart of Detroit's Innovation District, CCS students have the ability to engage in the creative community that encompasses campus. It seems that every day CCS learns about our alumni involved in starting new galleries, art programs, collectives, businesses and initiatives.

The New Detroit

Detroit is a city that inspires its inhabitants and allows them to make change.

Creative entrepreneurship is not only welcomed in Detroit, it's fostered. There are more than 50 programs within our city that were developed to nurture startups. These programs offer assistance to new business owners as they navigate the sometimes intimidating world of business ownership. Some of these programs include:

  • DC3 (Detroit Creative Corridor Center) - operated by and housed at CCS
  • Hatch Detroit
  • D:hive
  • Invest Detroit
  • Detroit Soup
  • Detroit Venture Partners
  • Artifact Maker Society

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