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.
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 aims to create a more diverse and equitable community by removing financial barriers to graduate art and design education and bringing voices to Cranbrook that represent the world in which we live. In addition to tuition support, the Gilbert Fellows will be part of a supportive cohort that will have opportunities to collaborate, participate, and engage in special projects and initiatives in Detroit and surrounding communities. Please review the additional statement requirement within the application.