The first thing that sets CCS apart from any other school is the fact that working professionals serve as the staff and faculty. Every instructor you will have is immersed in the industry that they are preparing you for. Many of the instructors are adjunct faculty, meaning that they're only part-time because they either have a "day job" or a successful freelance network going for them. For example, your instructor may work as a creative director at a local advertising agency during the day, teach a class Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:15 p.m.–10 p.m., and continue to expand their knowledge base by taking online courses in typography in their spare time to continue to keep up with the rest of the design world and stay ahead of the curve. CCS has some of the most talented people working as instructors, department heads, admissions staff, and every other position that holds the school together. They are all incredibly passionate about what they do, they are eager to help you succeed.
Students are required to take certain liberal arts courses, but it's not like other schools. CCS' liberal arts courses are geared toward art and design. The liberal arts department knows and understands how creative people work and challenges them appropriately. If you're struggling in any class, not just liberal arts, there is a wonderful place called the Student Success Center with some very dedicated people running it. They employ student tutors, including upperclassmen that have been through it all and can help you with your assignments or work you through different computer programs you may be required to use. They also act as mentors to let you know that you're not the only one that has struggled with something and to help you come out on top. The Student Success Center also holds writing workshops to help you through any writing assignment to make sure you're not missing anything and that you're formatting and quoting correctly.