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Application Overview

We are currently accepting applications for the 2023–2024 academic year on a rolling basis, as space allows.

The MA program in Design Research, Writing & Criticism is suited to mid-career design or media professionals who wish to deepen their multi-dimensional research practice and enrich their understanding of design, architecture, and urban infrastructure. The program is also aimed at recent graduates, holding BA and BFA degrees, interested in strengthening their writing and critical thinking and developing an area of expertise.

Applicants come to the program with experience in design, architecture, journalism and curation, or from academic backgrounds in art history, English literature, philosophy, social sciences, and critical studies.

How to Apply

Admission to the program is by online application, the submission of required documents, and an interview by phone or in person. All applicants will receive an admissions decision in writing. Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis, as space allows.

Upon acceptance to the program, nonimmigrant alien applicants are required to submit documentation of sufficient financial resources to attend SVA.


Information on tuition and fees can be found on the SVA Financial Resources page. Substantial scholarship support will be offered to all successful candidates. Please contact us for details.

Supplementary MA Design Research Scholarships



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