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





(212) 592-2228

Applied Media Workshops – SVA MA Design Research

Applied Media Workshops

The goal of the applied media workshops is to translate research and writing about design, architecture and visual culture into another form, such as a compelling radio podcast, video essay, exhibition curation, or conference and event. The Radio Podcasting workshop provides instruction in the principles producing stories for the ear by gathering sound and footage, writing and editing audio, creating narrative arcs and effective pacing, using sound to help set scenes, and incorporating music and archival clips via ProTools. The Video Essays workshop teaches students skills in scripting, storyboarding, iPhone video camera techniques, lighting effects, the use of lenses, tripods and apps, and editing on Apple Final Cut Pro. The Exhibition Curation workshop surveys the ways in which design has been collected and presented in museum and exhibitions historically and in contemporary contexts, as well as instruction in exhibition organization. The Conferences and Events workshop examines the live event as a viable medium for provoking public discourse about design. Students consider some historical and contemporary examples of the genre and collaborate to produce their own live event.