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

Events – SVA MA Design Research

Upcoming Events


11/20/18 6:30 PM

Mark Lamster, “In Search of Philip Johnson”

Most people in the design world know Philip Johnson, or think they do: He was the controversial architect with the round glasses who built a glass house and gave us the chippendale-capped AT&T Building. But who, really, was he? In the course of his long life, he had a series of careers—curator, critic, journalist, politician—of […]


11/26/18 6:30 PM

William Myers, “Biodesign and Bioart: From Inspiration to Integration”

In contrast to design that mimics nature or draws on biology for inspiration, “biodesign” incorporates living organisms into design as support structures, material sources, energy generators, security measures, and air purifiers, just to name a few possibilities. Author and curator William Myers will discuss the developing practice of integrating design with biological systems, often to […]

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