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Study at Cranbrook Academy of Art

Profile of Cranbrook Academy of Art

Cranbrook is located in Bloomfield Hills, MI (a large suburb). The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. The highest degree level offered by Cranbrook is the Master's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in design, photography and commercial art, fine arts, and architecture and planning.

Cranbrook Selectivity

Cranbrook does not offer open admission.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The full-time faculty at Cranbrook is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school had 144 enrolled students in 2007.

Student Life

Cranbrook has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"CAA/CAM MISSION STATEMENT Cranbrook Academy of Art is an independent graduate degree-granting institution offering an intense studio-based experience where artists-in-residence mentor students in art, architecture and design to creatively influence contemporary culture. Cranbrook Art Museum is an educational institution that provides direct experience with modern and contemporary art, architecture and design, and promotes an understanding of their relevance and contribution to society. As a partner of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Cranbrook Art Museum is a window to the Academy and the Academy's window to the world. Cranbrook Art Museum accomplishes this mission by: + Preserving, expanding and providing access to its collections in the fields of art, architecture and design from the 20th and 21st centuries, which contribute to the education of Academy students and public audiences. + Presenting a program of exhibitions that explore the work of modern masters and the images and issues of contemporary art relevant to the Academy's program of graduate study. + offering public educational programs that provide opportunities for understanding the artmaking process and exploring the meanings of art. + Developing collaborative relationships, especially those within the Cranbrook Educational Community, that encourage new opportunities for expanding audiences. + Embracing Cranbrook's artists, history, architecture and grounds as both context and content for its programs. "

Cranbrook Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Fine Arts34textile arts, ceramics, sculpture, painting, metal and jewelry
Design18design and visual communication, industrial design
Photography and Commercial Art17printmaking, photography
Architecture and Planning7architecture

Contact: Cranbrook

Cranbrook Academy of Art

39221 Woodward Avenue

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304

General Phone: (248) 645-3300


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