Center for Creative Studies, Detroit

Transportation Design students at the Center for Creative Studies are showing their work during the annual CCS student exhibition. The exhibition includes work from a Mazda sponsored design project with the theme: “Always the Soul of a Sports Car”


Designer: Ki Kwon

CCS senior transportation design students were asked to develop 6-7 passenger, hybrid-design, multi-purpose vehicles with a performance edge, or futuristic alternative fuel “green cars” with a high-end performance feel. Students prepared image boards, ideation sketches, a detailed package drawing, a scale model, and interior proposals.


Designer: Thamer Hannona

CCS has one of the world’s most recognized and respected transportation design programs. The course benefits from close ties with manufacturers and their major suppliers. The award-winning faculty is drawn from both academe and industry to provide students with a balance of theory and practical application. Many of the Transportation Design teachers are practising automotive designers from the Detroit-based car makers.

The Center for Creative Studies - College of Art and Design is a private, fully accredited, four-year college. CCS offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in animation and digital media, crafts, fine arts, communication design, industrial design, interior design and photography. CCS is located in Detroit’s Cultural Center, where it provides a challenging learning environment in which students explore issues of art and design while preparing for careers in the professional world.

The CCS student exhibition includes work from all of the school's courses. The exhibition is open and free to the public from Saturday, May 12 through Sunday, May 27. Opening hours are 10 am - 4 pm weekdays and 12 - 5 pm weekends.

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