UC Santa Barbara continues to develop responses to the COVID-19 outbreak. Read more about current campus information. 

The CCS Building (bldg. 494) and the Old Little Theater are closed until further notice. We appreciate your understanding. Current students, please see our CCS COVID-19 FAQ which will be updated as we learn more.

Prospective students, while we regret we cannot connect in person at this time, we look forward to connecting with you virtually. Students who have been admitted to the College of Creative Studies will be contacted directly. In addition, UCSB will be hosting a Virtual Open House on April 22, 2020.

To our donors, thank you for your continued support of our College during these challenging times. Please refer to our Give page for updated guidance on making a donation to CCS. 

Welcome to the College of Creative Studies

A place for radically curious and passionate students

A small college for self-directed students within a world-class research university, providing a rigorous, accelerated program facilitating original undergraduate work.

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