The Professional Practices program at the Academy is open to all students and is designed to offer skills and knowledge for work at Cranbrook and in the years after graduation. The program offers a range of workshops and discussions, including introductions to equipment and technology, seminars related to finding jobs, applying for grants and residencies, and even local tours and guides of available resources. The programs are developed and implemented by Academy staff, alumni, and visitors. While the series offers a set of fixed sessions scheduled throughout the year, the program also responds to current student needs with pop-up sessions when an interest arises. Attendance at any of these sessions is optional; students are invited to attend what is most helpful to their work.