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Another way of seeing the world.

Anyone can take a picture, but not everyone can be a photographer.

From event photography and magazine fashion shoots to fine art images, studio portraits and candid storytelling, photographers understand the scientific and technical aspects involved in photography while embracing it as an expressive medium and exercising aesthetic judgment. Photography at CCS helps you master evolving technology and develop your creativity so you’ll be ready for whatever lies on the other side of your lens.

What Sets Us Apart

Equipment and Space
Studios, darkrooms, cameras (including 360˚), lighting equipment, green room, digital labs and printers — we have it all. And CCS is unique in the amount of studio space we provide to photography students.

A Blend of Traditional and Digital
A blend of traditional techniques and digital training — including video and motion graphics — gives students a balanced approach and perspective.

Flexibility in Training and Thought
Students develop a unique photographic style through a combination of refined fine art skills and applied commercial studio training, which provides flexibility in the thought process and helps prepare them to deal with the constantly changing photographic field.


Career Choices

Architectural Photographer
Art/Photography Educator
Commercial Photographer
Content Creation Specialist
Digital Retoucher
Documentary Photographer
Fashion Photographer
Fine Art Photographer

Forensic Photographer
Freelance Photographer
Graduate School
Image Stylist
Image Collection Manager
Image Buyer
Ophthalmic Photographer

Portrait Photographer
Sports Photographer
Studio Photographer
Visual Media Specialist

Previous Internships

Our students have interned at more than 50 companies and studios all over the country.

Alfelt Design
Ambassador Magazine
AutoWeek Magazine
Black White & Color
Brand Labs
C Studios
Campbell Ewald
Clear Magazine
Dan Lippitt
Dominic Neitz
DUB Magazine
Group [eX]/Buffington Associates

HOUR Detroit Magazine
Hour Media
Kresge Arts Office/CCS
Kresge Eye Institute
LaMoore Photography
Luxe Clothing Store
Mary Ellen Mark Studios
Metal Magazine
Model D / Marvin Shaouni
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit
NY Studio Program/Polaroid
On Wheels Inc.
On Wheels Magazine

Palace of Auburn Hills
Einstein Photo
Paul Mobley Studio
Point Seven Studios
Revolution Gallery
Six Degrees Magazine
Skyline Diamond Setters
The Detroit Institute of Arts
Triest Photographic
Vaughn Images
Visual Sports Network
Wayne County Medical Examiner

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