Cara Heslip, Graduate Degree Exhibition, 2012

Cara Heslip, Graduate Degree Exhibition, 2012

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Ten Reasons to Support Cranbrook Academy of Art

  • It is an internationally renowned graduate program in art, architecture, and design
  • It has been called the cradle of American modernism
  • Ten departments in a community of artists and designers creating, living and working together on a campus specifically designed for that purpose
  • The highest-ranked institution for prestigious Fulbright Fellowship recipients per capita
  • One of the top ten places to study art and design in the United States, as ranked by U.S. News and World Report
  • Its unique program with no formal classes or fixed curriculum, but the opportunity to have an intense, interdisciplinary studio practice with mentoring faculty and talented studio colleagues
  • Distinguished faculty and graduates who receive prestigious awards such as the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, the Pritzker Prize, the National Design Award, and the USA Fellows Award
  • An extraordinary complex of buildings and artwork, located on a National Historic Landmark campus described by The New York Times as “one of the most enchanted architectural settings in America”
  • An important contributor to the revitalized creative culture in the Detroit metropolitan area
  • #1-ranked independent graduate Fine Arts program in the United States

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