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

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Body Negative / Body Positive

Notions of the body are not traditionally seen as in the political realm. The body is typically the site for the personal and private notions of the self. Yet, power dynamics on how the female body, especially, is perceived beautiful and how it is regulated are at the core of public discourse. Governments legislate the […]