All programs are studio critique-based and focused on the creative act of making. Theory serves as a conceptual tool, but in the end, it is the connection between idea and form that matters most. It is this principle that forms a common dialogue across disciplines at Cranbrook, making it a truly unique place.
Our 2021-2022 application deadline has passed. It is possible that some departments may accept late applications; contact us to inquire. Applications for the 2022-2023 academic year will open October 1, 2021.
In 2021, Jennifer and Dan Gilbert established the Gilbert Fellowships that will provide up to ten full-tuition scholarships for students from diverse backgrounds.
The Gilbert Fellowship program aims to create a more diverse and equitable community by removing barriers to graduate art education and bringing diverse voices to Cranbrook who are representative of the world in which we live. In addition to tuition support, the Gilbert Fellows will be part of a supportive cohort and will have opportunities to collaborate, participate, and engage in special projects and initiatives in Detroit and surrounding communities. Information on how to apply will be available on the application when it goes live on October 1.