Mission Statement

The Audio-Visual Services department is dedicated to providing the audio-visual resources and consultation required to support the academic mission of the college.


  • Maintenance and support of audio-visual classroom technology
  • AV consultation for presentations and class instruction
  • Video display equipment setup
  • Voice amplification services
  • Photographic/video equipment rentals
  • Video conferencing equipment installation
  • Auditorium AV assistance
  • Prop and costume rental (Through Prop and Costume Room)
  • Photo/video production studio management

Audio-Visual Centers

CCS has two Audio Visual Centers located on the Ford campus and in the Taubman Center. The AVC provides AV equipment for student projects/productions and classroom/faculty instruction.

Reservations for equipment can be made up to 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 avc@collegeforcreativestudies.edu. Online reservations can be made through the Patron Portal at ccs.webcheckout.net/patron

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 for 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.

If a student is late with equipment, a PER HOUR, PER ITEM late fee, based on check out operational hours, will be issued. All late fees will be directly reported to the Business office and can be paid using accepted methods of payments.