Welcome to the College of Creative Studies

A place for radically curious and passionate students

A small college for self-directed students within a world-class research university, providing a rigorous, accelerated program facilitating original undergraduate work.

Interested in joining our unique learning community?

Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

News and Events

Take a look at the latest CCS news and events.

November 29, 2018

The College of Creative Studies plans to launch an undergraduate major in marine science

December 12, 2018

Current opening(s): Lecturer with the Potential Security of Employment (LPSOE) in ART (BOOKS ARTS, INTERDISCIPLINARY, INTERMEDIA ARTIST).

December 3, 2018

Richert Wang, CCS Computing faculty, mentors third-year CCS Artists Jake Tran and Chelsea Chung in game development

December 8, 2018

CCS Literature alumnus David Saldaña creates music inspired by a poem written by CCS Writing & Literature faculty member, Teddy Macker

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