SVA MA Design Research

SVA MA Design Research, Writing & Criticism1 is a one-year graduate program2
devoted to the study of design, its contexts & consequences.
Our graduates have gone on to pursue research-related careers in publishing, education, museums, institutes, design practice, entrepreneurship, & more.3

  1. Formerly known as D-Crit
  2. About the program
  3. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. All successful candidates awarded a significant scholarship!
SVA MA Design Research

136 W 21st St, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10011


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(212) 592-2228

David Knowles – SVA MA Design Research

David Knowles is a graphic designer specializing in the fields of art, culture, and entertainment. Past and present work includes designs for Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Harper’s Magazine, GAMeC Bergamo, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, Movement Research, and Publication Studio. He has collaborated with dozens of individual artists, writers, and musicians on original books, publications, and exhibitions. He is the former Director of P!, a gallery in New York City’s Chinatown, and a current fellow at the Center for Urban Pedagogy. His work is held in the collections of MoMA Library and the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.