Visit Us -Information Session

Attend an Open House & Tour event to experience all the exciting resources available to CCS students. Take a tour of the campus, meet faculty and discuss admissions and financial aid questions. 

Event Information

For more information please contact
Sue Enright

Open House & Tours Dates


Parking and check-in will be on our Ford Campus.

When you arrive on the Ford Campus, please go to the Walter B. Ford II building and we will get you started from there. All family members are welcome!

ActivityDescriptionTimes Available
President's WelcomeJoin us as CCS's president, Rick Rogers, greets guests and introduces the College.9:00 a.m.
Our MajorsNot sure what majors we offer, or where a specific major can take you? Join us for an overview of each of our majors. See student work, find out what alumni from each program are doing now, and broaden your understanding of the varied and amazing careers open to artists and designers.9:15 a.m. & 12:00 p.m.
Admissions PresentationGet an overview of the college, our majors and admissions requirements led by the CCS Admissions Director.10:00 a.m. & 12:45 p.m., lasting about 45 minutes
Careers in Art & Design PresentationLearn about career opportunities in art and design, internships, companies that recruit our students, and how our Career Services Office assists students.10:30 a.m. & 12:00 p.m., lasting about 15-20 minutes
Financing Your Education PresentationStaff from our Financial Aid Office will discuss the cost of attendance, scholarships and other sources of financial assistance, and how to calculate your out-of-pocket costs.11:00 a.m. & 1:30 p.m., lasting about ½ hour
Precollege and Continuing Studies PresentationThere are many ways that CCS can help you get ready for the demands of applying to a college of art and design. We offer individual evening or weekend courses throughout the year. Each summer we offer an outstanding Summer Experience where you can earn college credit, live on campus, create work in an elective major, and refine your portfolio presentation.11:30 a.m., lasting about 15-20 minutes (one presentation only)
Portfolio Reviews, Transfer Credit Placement and Admissions Processing Ask admissions questions. Receive feedback on your portfolio. Bring college transcripts for credit review and placement.Finish up the admissions process. Ongoing
Student Led Housing ToursCheck out the apartment-style dorm rooms of the Art Centre Building on the Ford Campus and the loft-style dorm rooms of the Taubman Center.Ongoing
Student Led Campus ToursLearn the locations of our majors on the Ford Campus and the Taubman Center, while receiving a general overview of our facilities led by student and staff tour guides.Ongoing
In-Depth Department SessionsMeet with faculty members in any major. Our 13 academic programs include Advertising: Design, Art Education, Communication Design, Crafts, Entertainment Arts, Fashion Accessories Design, Fine Arts, Illustration, Interior Design, Photography, Product Design and Transportation Design.Ongoing

Information sessions will provide an overview of the admissions process and financial aid/scholarship opportunities, a guided tour of the A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education campus, with an emphasis on graduate education facilities, academic departments and other resources. Attendees will also be able to participate in a break-out session with our program chairs to learn more about each individual program and look at current and past student work. 

Location & Directions
A. Alfred Taubman Center
10th Floor MFA Exhibition Space

460 W. Baltimore
Detroit, MI 48202

Please go directly to the 10th floor for check-in and sessions.

Free parking is available in CCS’s parking structure located on Baltimore between Cass and 2nd Avenue.

Event Information/Activities

  • Meet with the Graduate Program Chairs for Color and Materials Design, Integrated Design, Interaction Design and Transportation Design
  • Enjoy light hors d'oeuvres
  • Get an in-depth view of the recent thesis projects, and industry- sponsored projects
  • Meet with the Director of Graduate Admissions to find out more about the admissions process and financial aid/scholarship opportunities

Graduate Admissions staff will be available during the entire event.


Tour MFA Exhibition Space4:00 – 8:00 PM
Program Sessions4:30 – 6:30 PM

*Please see below for program sessions schedule.

Program Sessions

Transportation Design4:30 – 5:00 PM
Integrated Design
Interaction Design
5:00 – 5:30 PM
Color and Materials Design
Transportation Design
5:30 – 6:00 PM
Integrated Design
Interaction Design
6:00 – 6:30 PM
Color and Materials Design6:30 – 7:00 PM

Personal Visits

Prospective students are welcome to schedule campus and housing tours with a student ambassador and/or a counseling appointment with an Admissions counselor, Monday – Friday, at 1 p.m. (approx 2.5 hrs).

To schedule a visit, please call 313.664.7425 or 800.952.ARTS.