November 2, 2016

Call for applications

Cranbrook Academy of Art
Jonathon S. Stevens (Architecture ’16), Systems for an Ecological Society: Wall System 001, 2016. Structurally insulated panels (OSB and expanded polystyrene) with lumber, steel and white oak brackets, cedar post, nylon kernmantle rope, digitally printed wallpaper mural. Photo: Sarah Blanchette (Photography ’16).

Cranbrook Academy of Art is a dynamic community of architects, artists and designers working together to shape the future of visual and material culture, as the Academy has done for more than 80 years. At Cranbrook, graduate students and mentors work side by side to develop an individual voice for a lifelong creative practice. Situated on a campus that is a National Historic Landmark, designed by Eliel Saarinen, the remarkable physical setting matches the intellectual and artistic one. At Cranbrook, individual effort creates a shared community that values risk-taking, curiosity and experimentation directed to influence contemporary culture around the world.

The Academy’s community is comprised of 150 graduate students and ten artists-in-residence working in the disciplines of Architecture, 2D and 3D Design, Ceramics, Fiber, Metalsmithing, Painting, Photography, Print Media, and Sculpture. The artists-in-residence serve as attentive mentors and students are active contributors to the intellectual and creative resources of the community.

An international roster of artists, designers and thinkers are also invited to campus each year, creating an extended international network for each student to draw upon.

Cranbrook’s significant physical facilities provide students with private studios, supported fabrication and media spaces, a renowned art museum and 300 acres of expansive architecture and landscape design. Our two-year MFA program positions our graduates for advanced work in art and design and provides connections that last a lifetime.

We welcome your application to join us in expanding our community. There simply is no other school—no other place—like this.

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Call for applications 2017: Cranbrook Academy of Art

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