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

Tiffany Lambert – SVA MA Design Research

Tiffany Lambert is a curator, editor, and writer. Since establishing an independent practice based in New York, she has organized exhibitions at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and has worked as the Managing Editor of PIN–UP Magazine. Her writing is published internationally, including in The New York Times, Disegno, Artsy, Curbed, and Surface. Tiffany co-authored the publication Beautiful Users (Princeton Architectural Press, 2014), contributed to Bloomsbury’s Design Encyclopedia (2015), and developed Milton Glaser’s forthcoming monograph (Taschen). She is a recipient of a 2015 grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts for her research on the Japanese designer Sori Yanagi. She lectures and speaks on design related panels and talks, and is a visiting critic at the Rhode Island School of Design. Tiffany holds an MFA in Design Criticism from the School of Visual Arts and BAs in art & design and neuroscience from the University of Michigan.

Selected Research & Writing