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 in the fall.
The Cranbrook Academy of Art Director’s Fellowship Program will award a select number of full tuition-supported fellowships for the 2020-21 academic year, with renewal for a second year to students in good academic standing.
The Fellows are nominated by the Academy’s Artists-in-Residence from the pool of accepted students who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States. The final awards will be granted at the discretion of the Academy Director. Selection is based on the strength of the application; priority will be given to students who contribute to the Academy’s goal of increasing diversity.