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 3, 2018

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

November 26, 2018

CCS alumni Mary Heebner and MacDuff Everton explore the world while inspiring each other

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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