College for Creative Studies
201 East Kirby
Detroit, MI 48202
Master of Fine Arts
Located in the heart of Detroit’s Cultural Center, the College for Creative Studies has earned a worldwide reputation and helped shape an industry by placing more graduates in automotive design than any college anywhere. But now, looking ahead, the graduate program in Transportation Design aspires to create those visionaries who will reshape the very notion of what Transportation can be.
How will our graduates tackle epochal questions of social change and global environmental issues?
By doing. With our institutional commitment to the designer as maker and doer, the studio format is at the heart of the graduate program’s curriculum. Each student will complete at least two team-based studio projects in their program. Following a design development path that begins with extensive and rigorous research, they will take design problems through multiple project phases to completion.
Those final high-quality studio models are also shaped and informed by lecture courses in history, business practices and the social sciences. Interdisciplinary Graduate Seminars are structured to bring together students, academic and industry leaders from related fields, in a platform that will stretch and challenge students at their best.
There is also the opportunity to earn academic credit and first-hand experience through formally structured industry-sponsored projects, and students may be offered teaching assistantships in CCS’ undergraduate programs.
# of Credits Required: 60
Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): $1082
In State Tuition (per year): $16,230 per semester
Classification: Specialized Institution—School of art, music, or design
Locale: Large City
Size & Settings: 1,000-2,999