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College for Creative Studies

201 East Kirby St, Detroit, MI 48202-4034
313 664 7400
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Ranked #22 of 87 Attractions in Detroit
Type: Educational Sites, Art Galleries
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127 reviews 127 reviews
54 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Sitting behind The Detroit Institute of Arts on the College for Creative Studies campus is the lovely Josephine Ford Sculpture Garden, named for the only grand daughter of Henry Ford. Here you'll find around a dozen sculptures from a number of different artists, arranged throughout the gardens. My favorite pieces were by Etienne Martin, Alexander Calder, Raymond Duchamp-Villon and Beverly... More

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Detroit, Michigan
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I enjoyed my visit to the campus for a Kresge Information session. The conference, Lecture spaces was comfortable and nice looking. The audio system was quite good and I was impressed by the mini mics, shaped like small tubes, they had at the table so the ladies could be heard while seated.

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Detroit, Michigan, United States
14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This university is better known outside of Michigan than inside. Students in auto and product design department are sought out by companpanies worldwide.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I love the artistic atmosphere at this college, but feel the need for them to develop a program more accommodating for their working, part-time students.

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

I don't know if this is a place to visit unless you've organized something but CCS has nailed Detroit 2.0. Its all about finding abandoned buildings and adapting them for next use - building new applied arts and industry in previously derelict areas. Great respect for them in the past and what they are doing in the future.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Recently visited CCS and was thoroughly impressed by the top-notch art work done by the students. Staff, faculty and students were all friendly and helpful when we asked questions. It's a small campus in one of the nicest areas of Detroit (near the DIA and Wayne State) and very easy to get around. Anyone interested in a career in art... More

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Detroit, Michigan
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I am not an Art critic. I like what I like and I don't like what I don't like. But the school is filled with all type of Artist. I had the pleasure of meeting (2) and Loved their work. Had the opportunity to purchase from one.

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Tampa, Florida
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12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

My son studied in there for 4 years . Very well prepared and he is a good proffessional.He got a job at Gm. I thisnk they really car and excellence is the word they deserve.

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Los Angeles, California
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61 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

For those creative types who love the art world this is the school to go to. Just recently as I walked around the small campus I could feel the artistic senses of all the aspiring students seeking a career in the world of art. There's a very unique feeling here and the people who attend here are ambitious and hard-working.... More

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Ferndale, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012

I enjoyed meeting so many artists and one glass instructor at the Noel night event. I can't wait to sign up for classes next spring. I love the energy and the diversity in every aspect.

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