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

Eric Schwartau – SVA MA Design Research

Eric Schwartau is an artist, editor, and the co-founder of Talk Hole, an “art-jacent” comedy brand. He is a former Editor at Taschen where he worked on many photography and design projects including book series with The New York Times and National Geographic. He received a B.A. in Urban Studies from Vassar College where he studied the interrelation between the HGTV “designed-to-sell” aesthetic and the US subprime mortgage crisis. He has a (scholarly) obsession with House Hunters.