The College for Creative Studies Master of Fine Arts program builds on the College’s legacy of art and design education excellence and is adapted to meet the demands of a globally competitive environment. As such, the Graduate program focuses on fostering critical thinking in a design context while keeping contemporary business reality in mind. CCS graduate classes are taught by industry leaders and an internationally recognized roster of visiting designers and artists with experience in design strategy, user-centric research, design execution and presentation, as well as entrepreneurial practices. The College attracts an internationally diverse student body to study in cutting-edge state-of-the art studio facilities, with access to advanced technological capabilities.
Our approach begins with designers—talented, schooled and experienced—who are interested in advancing their theoretical or practical design skills to the next stage of their careers. Our goals include providing our graduates with the knowledge to shorten the time frame typically required to learn business practices on the job. They also include honing the necessary skills to become innovators as well as to build and lead creative teams that drive business results. While other programs tend to focus on the analysis of research and the verbalization of criteria or the making of conceptual and beautiful work only, CCS MFA integrates both and transforms ideas into applicable and relevant solutions.