48 months
48030 USD/year
48030 USD/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Your experience in the College for Creative Studies Illustration department integrates the fundamentals of visual storytelling, figure drawing, color, composition, and perspective with industry-relevant coursework.


Our illustration elective course options form pathways in Visual Development, Publishing, Fashion Lifestyle and Licensing, Comics and Sequential, or Gallery Artist. Through these pathways, you will develop a portfolio specific to your career goals and creative interests.


  • Our students and graduates work for industry leaders such as Adidas, Blizzard Games, Cartoon Network, Disney, Converse, ESPN, Ford, The New York Times, Nike, and the Washington Post. 
  • Our students and graduates at College for Creative Studies win awards and are regularly featured in award shows such as American Illustration, Communication Arts, Spectrum, and the Society of Illustrators of New York and Los Angeles.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Design
  • Foundation Drawing 
  • Digital Fundamentals
  • Figure Illustration 
  • Perspective
  • Painting & Image Making for Illustration 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


126 SCH
  • 126-127


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the Application
  • We accept unofficial or official transcripts for application. Documents must include student’s first and last name, the name of the school/college.
  • Visual Art Portfolio
  • Letters of Recommendation and Artists Statements are Not Required.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    48030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 48030 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    48030 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 48030 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Detroit

1050 - 1770 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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