For nearly 90 years, Cranbrook Academy of Art 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 those 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, the Academy is hosting a robust series of free online conversations, hosted by Paul Sacaridiz, the new Maxine and Stuart Frankel Director of Cranbrook Academy of Art, to assist those considering graduate school.

Visit our website to RSVP for any of the conversations.


September 28, 2022 (4pm)
What Is Cranbrook Academy of Art?
Get to know more about our programs.

October 12–November 9, 2022 (all 4pm)
Department Conversations
Hear directly from the Artist-in-Residence and head of each department in a conversation moderated by Paul Sacaridiz.

  • October 12: 2D Design, Ceramics, Architecture
  • October 19: Fiber, Painting
  • October 26: 3D Design, Photography, Metalsmithing
  • November 9: 4D Design, Sculpture, Print Media

November 16, 2022
Cranbrook Academy of Art Architecture Alumni Panel
Architecture alumni discuss what it is like to pursue a Master of Architecture at Cranbrook.

November 23, 2022
Information Session on Fellowships and Financial Aid
Meet with our staff to answer questions and explain the many options to finance your education.

November 30, 2022 (4pm)
Cranbrook Academy of Art Alumni Panel
Hear directly from our alumni about what it is like to study at Cranbrook.

December 14, 2022 (4pm)
Student Life at Cranbrook Academy of Art
Learn about housing, extracurricular opportunities, dining, and more.

January 11, 2023 (4pm)
Application Q&A
Still have questions about how to fill out your application? We’re here to help!

Applications open on October 1, 2022, and will be accepted through February 1, 2023.

To learn more and apply, visit