Cranbrook Academy Of Art

Overview of Cranbrook Academy Of Art

Cranbrook is located in a large suburb, in Bloomfield Hills, MI. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degree levels at Cranbrook top out at the Master's degree.

Areas of Study

Students at the school often study architecture and planning, design, fine arts, photography and commercial art.

Cranbrook Selectivity

The admissions department at Cranbrook does not accept all those who apply.


Students at the school benefit from the low student/teacher ratio. By paying its faculty better than most schools, Cranbrook tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Body

The school offers classes to 144 students (151 full-time equivalent).

Student Life

Cranbrook has a residential or campus feel. Many students live in housing on or near campus.

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."

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Contacting Cranbrook

Cranbrook Academy of Art
39221 Woodward Avenue
Bloomfield Hills , MI 48304
General Phone: (248) 645-3300

Cranbrook Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Fine Arts37painting, sculpture, ceramics, textile arts, metal and jewelry
Photography and Commercial Art14photography, printmaking
Design12design and visual communication, industrial design
Architecture and Planning8architecture

Number of programs and degrees for Cranbrook in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Master's degree7110

Cranbrook Student Body

In 2007-2008, Cranbrook had a total enrollment of 144 students (151 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Graduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 72%
Hispanic 5%
Asian 6%
(Foreign Students) 17%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
22-24 14%
25-29 62%
30-34 15%
35-39 6%
40-49 3%

Cranbrook Room and Board (2007)

Cranbrook offers campus housing for 75 of its 151 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Bloomfield Hills, Michigan for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Michigan Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Cranbrook Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
Room charge $ 2,250

Financial Aid:
Cranbrook participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 224800)

Cranbrook Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
No academic rankacademic year6$69,0674$72,780
All faculty totalacademic year6$69,0674$72,780

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Cranbrook Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architecture (BArch, BA/BS, MArch, MA/MS, PhD)

Design and Visual Communications, General
Industrial Design

Fine Arts
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
Metal and Jewelry Arts

Photography And Commercial Art

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What Sets Cranbrook Apart:

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