Like real life, graduate study at the Academy is self-directed and relatively unscripted. Yet students are guided, supported, and challenged by the Academy community.
At Cranbrook, we believe that graduate school is the foundation for a lifelong practice in art and design.
Cranbrook has a rich history in mid-century modernism, but its graduates continue to shape the world of art, architecture, and design today.
Cranbrook Academy of Art is part of the 319-acre Cranbrook Educational Community, founded by George Gough Booth and his wife Ellen Scripps Booth, Detroit newspaper proprietors and philanthropists, who hired Eliel Saarinen to design the idyllic community.
Mentoring as Methodology
Our departments are led by practicing artists, designers and architects who each lead a robust studio practice. Cranbrook is a true community with Artists-in-Residence who live and work alongside our students.