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September 22, 2022

Online conversation series

Cranbrook Academy of Art

Clockwise from left: Madeline Isakson, Julian Jones, Erika Allen. Photos: PD Rearick.

Cranbrook Academy of Art offers a unique educational model centered on the questions and interests of artists as they strive to make sense of an ever-changing world. For nearly 90 years, the Academy has remained one of the nation’s most distinctive and celebrated graduate-only programs, and our students have helped shape the historical and contemporary landscape of art, architecture, and design. It is a place for students looking to graduate from their MFA or M.Arch program with a diverse series of options, from working in industry, launching an academic career, or opening their own studio practice.

This year, to help answer questions and present all that Cranbrook has to offer, the Academy of Art is hosting a robust series of online discussions, hosted by Paul Sacaridiz, the new Maxine and Stuart Frankel Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art. These will feature Artists-in-Residence (faculty) from each of the Academy’s 11 departments. Please join us for these free online discussions, in addition to our in-person events taking place across the country.

Please sign up for one (or all!) through the links below.

What is Cranbrook Academy of Art?
September 28, 2022, 4pm EDT, RSVP.
Get to know more about our programs in advance of the application process, which opens October 1, 2022.

Department conversations:
For the following online conversations, you will hear directly from the Artist-in-Residence and Head of each department in a conversation moderated by Paul Sacaridiz, Academy Director. This is a perfect opportunity to look behind the curtain at one of the few remaining true artistic communities in the country.

2D design, ceramics, architecture
October 12, 2022, 4pm EDT, RSVP

Fiber, painting
October. 19, 2022, 4pm EDT, RSVP

3D design, photography, metalsmithing
October 26, 2022, 4pm EDT, RSVP

4D design, sculpture, print media
November 9, 2022, 4pm EST, RSVP

Admissions and alumni conversations:
In these discussions, you will hear from alumni about their Cranbrook experience in talks moderated by Paul Sacaridiz, Academy Director. You will also have the opportunity to talk with Academy staff and ask questions about the application, financial aid, student life.

Cranbrook Academy of Art Architecture alumni panel
November 16, 2022 EST, RSVP
Hear directly from our Architecture alumni about what it is like to pursue a Master of Architecture degree at Cranbrook. Ask alumni questions and learn about their practice after graduate school.

Information session on fellowships and financial aid
November 23, 2022 EST, RSVP
Meet with our admissions and financial aid staff to answer questions and explain the many options to finance your education at Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Cranbrook Academy of Art alumni panel
November 30, 2022, 4pm EST, RSVP
Hear directly from our alumni about what it is like to study at Cranbrook. Ask questions and learn about their practice after graduate school.

Student life at Cranbrook Academy of Art
December 14, 2022, 4pm EST, RSVP
We’ll answer questions about student life here at Cranbrook, both inside and outside of the studio. Learn more about housing, extracurricular opportunities, dining and more.

Application Q&A
January 11, 2023, 4pm EST, RSVP
Still have questions about how to fill out your application? We’re here to help! Register to join us for a live Q&A session.

We will open our applications this year on October 1, 2022, and they will be accepted through February 1, 2023. Registration for each of our online conversations is open now. We’d still love to meet you in person. Visit our website for a full schedule of events.

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