Celebrating 50 Years of the College of Creative Studies

 

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Whether you are an alumnus/alumna, student, faculty member or member of the community, we want to hear how CCS has impacted you. Tag your posts on social media using #UCSBCCS50 or submit your stories online.

The College of Creative Studies was officially established on the UC Santa Barbara campus in 1967, in order to serve students who demonstrated talent for original work in the arts or science. Join us in celebrating 50 years of creating new knowledge during the 2017-2018 academic year, reflecting on how we have evolved over the years.

Events 

CCS will be hosting a variety of 50th Anniversary events throughout the 2017-2018 academic year. Join us in celebrating CCS 50th Anniversary by attending our events, open to the public at no charge (unless noted otherwise). For more information, contact Will Proctor.

Fall

Transdisciplinary Workshop with MacArthur Fellow Angela Belcher (CCS  Biology ’91/PhD ’97), James Mason Crafts Professor of Biological Engineering and Materials Science and Engineering, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT

  • Date and Time: October 4, 3:00 PM
  • Location: TBD

This program is possible due to the generosity of the Menon Watson/CCS Transdisciplinary Endowment Fund.

Transdisciplinary Workshop with artist and writer William L. Fox, Director, Center for Art & Environment, Nevada Museum of Art

  • Dates and times: October 31-November 2, times TBD

  • Location: Various locations

This program is possible due to the generosity of the Menon Watson/CCS Transdisciplinary Endowment Fund.

Research and Creative Activity Conference (RACA-CON) featuring CCS students

  • Keynote Speakers: musician Parry Gripp (CCS Literature '92) and Alex Fillipenko (CCS Physics '79), Professor of Astronomy, UC Berkeley
  • Date and time: November 4, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Loma Pelona
  • More info

Winter

Alumni Career Panel 

  • Date and time: TBD
  • Location: TBD

Spring

CCS TV Musical 

  • Dates and times: April 6-8, times TBD
  • Location: Old Little Theater
  • More Info 

CCS 50th Anniversary Social

  • Date and time: April 21, time TBD
  • Location: TBD

 

  

Tell Us Your Story

We want to hear how CCS has impacted you. Tag your posts on social media using #UCSBCCS50 or submit your stories online.

CCS Stories

Each week throughout our Anniversary celebration we are showcasing stories from our past and present. Share your CCS story! Don't miss weekly #UCSBCCS50 posts by following us on social media. 

The College of Creative Studies offered talented undergraduates an opportunity to do advanced work in their fields while working on their undergraduate degrees. This enlightened approach to higher education has proven to offer invaluable help to many people who might otherwise simply have "marked time" during their undergraduate years or who might even have dropped out of college.

I remember the great creative freedom that I felt as a student of writing; how I learned to absorb Shakespeare and Milton by paraphrasing passages of famous poems in Robyn Bell's classes, and how I discovered a new kind of literary canon by studying writers from around the world throughout history.