Cranbrook Summer Intensive Studies FAQ


Who attends Cranbrook Summer Institute?
The college program is open to students who are attending an undergraduate program or deciding where to pursue their graduate studies. Students in this program explore and develop their skills in art and design as they create portfolio pieces for university admission.

What are the admission requirements?
This is an open enrollment program available to students with a strong interest in art and design study. There is an application process, and registrations are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.

When should I apply?
Registration begins on May 15, 2017, and continues until all seats in the courses have been filled. Because courses are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, we recommend that you register early.

How will I know if I’ve been accepted?
You will receive a confirmation letter by email from Cranbrook Academy of Art within two weeks of completing your registration.


When do I attend class?
Classes are held Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., with a one-hour lunch break.

Where are classes held?
Most classes are held at Cranbrook Academy of Art Architecture Departments but also we will be able to participate in other spaces such as Cranbrook Museum, Library, Fabrication Shops, Archives etc. Every space is located within campus at a walkable distance.

Who teaches in Cranbrook Summer Institute?
Cranbrook Summer Institute are taught by Cranbrook faculty and a select group of artists and designers alum.

How many students are in each class?
Each studio has a maximum of 12 students.

Will I have assignments?
This is a rigorous academic program. Students should expect to have two to three hours a day to work on the assigned projects.

Will I receive a grade in the course?
Yes, grades are issued for all students enrolled in the Summer Intensive Studies program.

Am I allowed to be absent?
Students are expected to attend classes regularly and arrive on time. If you must miss a class session, you should notify your faculty in advance and arrange to make up all missed work. Any student missing more than two sessions may be asked to leave the program. Please note that morning and afternoon sessions are counted separately; therefore, each day consists of two sessions.

What should I bring on the first day of class?
Approximately two weeks before the program begins, instructors will email supply lists to their students. Students should bring the supplies to the first class. Do not purchase any supplies on the list that are unfamiliar to you. Wait until the first day of class and speak with your teacher before making the purchase. There are many art supply stores located within a short distance from campus.