The Audio-Visual Services department is dedicated to providing the audio-visual resources required to support the academic mission of the college.
AVS services include:
- AV consultation for presentations and class instruction.
- Maintenance and support of classroom technology.
- Video display equipment setup.
- Voice amplification services.
- Photographic/video equipment rentals.
- Video conferencing equipment installation.
- Auditorium AV assistance.
- Prop and costume rental.
- Model booking.
- Video/photo production studio management.
Services for Classroom AV on Campus
- Assist in setting up equipment for classroom learning (projection, TV’s, and audio)
- Provides AV equipment and equipment support for remote learning. (web-cameras, mics, speakers, etc.)
- Provides AV equipment for classroom lecture recording (video cameras, mics, lighting, etc.)
- Provides service help for audio visual connection issues (computer to projection, Zoom AV, etc.)
Please send an email to Jerome Burns at firstname.lastname@example.org for scheduling AV support.
Services for Classroom Models, Props, and Costumes on Campus
- Booking models for figure drawing and photography in the classroom (via the Model Criteria Form)
- Provides props and costumes for use in the classroom
Please send an email to RaeAnne Woodman at email@example.com for assistance with models, props, and costumes..
Audio Visual Centers
CCS has two Audio Visual Centers locations, one on the Ford campus (W109) and in the Taubman Center (T623). The AVC provides AV equipment for student projects/productions and classroom/faculty instruction.
Reservations for equipment can be made two weeks ahead of a desired pick up. Equipment reservations can be made by calling the Ford AVC at 313.664.7647, the Taubman AVC at 313.664.1501, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Online reservations can be made through the WebCheckout Patron Portal system.
Equipment can be checked out for up to 72 hours. Students may renew the checkout one time. Students are not allowed to check out the same type of equipment consecutive days in a row after a renewal.
Faculty and Staff may reserve equipment for testing and use, however if a student needs the same reserved equipment for assignment or project completion, the Faculty or Staff reservation will be canceled. Faculty and staff may only check out equipment for 24 hours during active semesters.
Students and faculty are required to have their CCS ID badge present in order to check out studio spaces and equipment.
Students must sign a checkout agreement form in order to checkout equipment. If the checkout agreement and equipment are abused, check out privileges can be revoked indefinitely.
View the Audio Visual Center & CCS Studio Guide for detailed guide.
Prop and Costume Room
CCS has a prop and costume room on the Ford campus. The prop and costume room provides materials for student projects/productions and classroom/faculty instruction.
Reservations for materials can be made two weeks ahead of a desired pick up. Reservations can be made by calling the Prop and Costume Room at 313.664.7608, scheduling a virtual consultation at calendly.com, or by email at email@example.com.
Materials can be checked out for up to 72 hours. Students may renew the checkout one time so long as the request is made before the scheduled return time. Students are not allowed to check out the same materials consecutive days in a row after a renewal.
Faculty and Staff may reserve materials for use, however if a student needs the same reserved materials for assignment or project completion, the Faculty or Staff reservation will be canceled.
Students and faculty are required to have their CCS ID badge present in order to check out props and costumes.
Students must sign a rental agreement form in order to checkout materials. If the rental agreement and materials are abused, check out privileges can be revoked indefinitely.
The CCS Model Database contains an active list of all of the models currently employed by the College for Creative Studies. This list is available to view for both faculty and students. These models may be booked for student projects through the Model Coordinator. To request a model for your project, please fill out the Student Model Request form. Students are responsible for coordinating compensation with their model(s) unless the Model Coordinator receives written confirmation from a faculty member of the student’s department that the department will be covering the cost ($30/hr pay rate will apply. Model will need to log the hours in TCP).
Late Fee Policy
If a student is late with equipment and until the equipment is returned, a PER HOUR, PER ITEM late fee, based on check out open hours, will be issued. See list in the AVC for fee rates. A student with an outstanding late fee will not be allowed to check out equipment from the AVC, MPC, or the Photo Checkout areas.
Methods of Payment
The AVC accepts credit card payments in the Audio Visual Centers for late fees or equipment fees. All outstanding AVC, MPC, and Photo fees must be paid in full in order to continue checking out equipment. Payments other than credit cards (check, cash, etc) must be paid in the Business Office. An invoice will be given to the student to present to the Business Office for alternative payments.