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5 College Student

Facilities: facilities for everything, we have a foundry

4 College Junior

Facilities: The buildings don't look like much from the outside, and even inside it has that sort of "industrial chic", but once you get over that initial impression and really start to spend some time in the space, you'll find that everywhere you look, there's something to inspire you. All of the art rooms have fantastic light and space, state of the art machinery and tech... anything you want to do with art, you can do here.

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5 College Junior

Facilities: Everyone and everything at CCS is focused on developing your self-expression through the arts. It is a wonderfully immersive experience, where even the liberal arts, sciences, and math are focused on helping you more fully manifest your voice and message in your chosen medium.

4 College Junior

Facilities: All teachers want to help the students. They might be harsh on their work but they just want to improve your work

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Facilities are great!!! No problem getting to or finding what you need. The shuttle helps from traveling from campus to campus and keeps running 24/7. you may have to call sometime but oh well


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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 579th
    Best Library
  • 849th
    Greenest Campuses
  • 1008th
    Best Student Centers
  • 1350th
    Best Performance Venues
  • 1375th
    Best Athletic Facilities

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Natasha Guimond
Massena, NY
Advertising Design
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 CCS doesn't have too many places to chill or hang out, but that's OK because it's right in the middle of a pretty hoppin' city. There are things happening all the time—you just have to keep your eye out.

If you find the fitness center or gym to be not enough for your athletic personality, you can join Wayne State University's gym for the year at a discounted rate, and it's only a few blocks away. As for libraries, we have a wonderful main library on the Ford Campus and an extensive Colors and Materials Library at the Taubman Campus.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
2-3 city blocks
Student Centers
Student Success Center
Campus Library?
Main Libraries
  • Colors and Materials Library
  • Manoogian Visual Resource Center
Popular Places to Chill
  • 24-hour labs
  • Each others' dorms
  • Ford Café
  • In the Oval
Bar on Campus
CCS is a dry campus, so there is no bar on campus. However, Northern Lights Lounge is about a block away from the Taubman Campus.
Coffeehouse on Campus
The Arts and Crafts Café on the Ford Campus proudly brews Starbucks Coffee and makes an array of fancy espresso drinks.
School Slang
  • Ford: Short for the Josephine Ford Campus, which is the main campus
  • IC: Short for the Imaging Center, which you can find on the sixth floor of the TC
  • Taubonaut: The Taubman Campus was originally called the Argonaut building. GM (General Motors) donated it to the school, and Alfred Taubman donated a lot of money for the renovations. It was therefore named after him, and some people like to call it a hybrid of the sources.
  • TC: "Taubman Center," short for the Alfred A Taubman Center for Art and Design. This is our newest campus, a mile from the Main (Ford) Campus. Everyone calls it the "TC" or the "Taubman."
  • Century Ball: Each spring, everyone gets dressed up and attends the Century Ball with music and food and has a great time together, celebrating the survival of yet another year.
  • End of the Year Picnic: At the end of the year, when spring is in full bloom, CCS hires live entertainment and serves food for everyone to enjoy. It's one of the best times of the year because the stress is mostly gone, and the winter is over!
  • Geek Week: From flight simulators to huge blow-up bounce houses, we celebrate the kid inside of us all. The free shirts are great too!
  • Homework parties: These happen any time throughout the school year. It's great to get together with other people and do homework together.
Urban Legends
  • Because the Yamasaki building is nearly all windows, they had to build the brick wall around the building because people would get into car accidents since they were distracted by the nude models during drawing classes.
  • If you don't do the Peacock Call when the mascot Watson Peacock does it, he will tackle you!
  • The ACB (Art Center Building) where students live is haunted, and there were dead bodies found there when CCS bought it.
  • The Taubman Center is haunted.
  • There used to be a moat filled with water around the Yamasaki building.
Favorite Things To Do
Homework parties. Late night runs to Taco Bell. Going to Somerset Mall on the weekend. Going out to local clubs and bars. Going to the DIA or MOCAD.
Clubs and Organizations on Campus
Naturally, there are many art- and design-focused organizations on campus, including Black Artists Researching Trends, American Society of Interior Design, Children's Book Society, Glass Odyssey Organized Society for Enrichment, Industrial Design Society of America, and others.
Student Activities Offered
  • International student organizations
  • Student government
Air Force ROTC: No
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: No
Did You Know?
As a CCS student, you're allowed to use Wayne State's library (including the Medical and Law libraries), but Wayne State students aren't allowed to use the CCS library!

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 29 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

How would you describe the student center/union?    Based on 44 responses

  • 7% The student center is in need of a major renovation.
  • 36% The student center serves its purpose but is not a popular hangout.
  • 36% The student center is great but isn't central to student life.
  • 20% The student center is state-of-the-art and the hub of student life.

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 28 responses

  • 0% I hate my school and have no school spirit.
  • 18% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 50% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 32% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
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