Cranbrook Academy of Art

Cranbrook Academy of Art is an independent, graduate degree-granting institution offering an intense studio-based experience where artists-in-residence mentor students in architecture, art, and design to creatively influence contemporary culture.

Master's Programmes

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2021

GSSA 2021

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Housing services

All of our rooms are modestly furnished with XL size twin beds, dressers, and desks; community bathrooms are located on each floor. All dorms have a shared lounge area with cable television and DVD player, and laundry facilities are available for use by dorm residents. Our dorms offer a convenient on-campus home that immerses students in campus life.

Library services

The Cranbrook Academy of Art Library  is an invaluable resource of visual and written materials to support the research needs of students currently enrolled in the Academy, CAA faculty and staff, and the curatorial staff of the Cranbrook Art Museum. Extensive collections are maintained in each of the ten visual arts disciplines studied at the Academy.

Student Life

Campus life

Cranbrook Academy of Art sits on a verdant green 319-acre campus just outside of Detroit, Michigan. The Art Academy is part of a total campus community designed by the Finnish architect, Eliel Saarinen. Neighboring the Art Academy and Museum on campus are the Cranbrook Schools and the Cranbrook Institute of Science. 

Birmingham, Michigan, United States


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