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

Alex Feraday – SVA MA Design Research

Alex is a 22-year-old recent graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design University. Since graduating he took on a 3-month internship at Viva & Co. in Toronto, he has also worked independently on a variety of research and design projects in the arts. Interested in the nature of the graphic world as perceived by the subjective ‘we’; Alex writes to verbally revise and re-focus his own paradigm. Often averted by the sometimes-reiterative vocabulary of contemporary design commentary, he hopes to look for relevant solutions that exist independently from the approval of a commercial market. In doing so, he looks forward to feeling confronted, confused, uncomfortable and to the prominent possibility of experiencing public shaming.