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

Faculty – SVA MA Design Research

Core Faculty

Network of Critics & Readers

Guest Speakers

Studio Visits

  • Lindsey Adelman
  • Rafael Esquer, alfalfa studio llc
  • Harry Allen, Harry Allen Design
  • Antenna Design
  • Diana Balmori, Balmori Associates
  • James Biber, Biber Architects
  • Ken Carbone, Carbone Smolan Agency
  • Zoe Coombes and David Boira, Commonwealth
  • Carla Diana, Carla Diana Design
  • Bonnie Siegler, Eight and a Half
  • Randy Hunt, Etsy
  • Jason Severs, frog design
  • Carin Goldberg, Carin Goldberg Design
  • Ingrid Fetel, IDEO
  • Hjalti Karlsson and Jan Wilker, karlssonwilker
  • Agnieszka Gasparska, Kiss Me I’m Polish
  • Anni Kuan
  • Tamara Maletic and Dan Michaelson, Linked by Air
  • Jake Barton, Local Projects
  • Guiseppe Lignano, LOT-EK
  • Kiel Mead
  • Mary Murphy, Maharam
  • Alex Kalman, Mmuseum
  • Glenn Cummings, MTWTF
  • Matteo Bologna, Mucca
  • Ben Rubin and Jer Thorp, The Office for Creative Research
  • Scott Stowell, Open
  • Luke Hayman, Pentagram
  • Emily Oberman, Pentagram 
  • Eddie Opara, Pentagram 
  • Amanda Peyton
  • Brian Janusiak and Elizabeth Beer, Project No. 8
  • Stefan Sagmeister, Sagmeister & Walsh
  • Gregg Pasquerelli, SHoP Architects
  • Daniel Arsham and Alex Mustonen, Snarkitecture
  • Galia Solomonoff, Solomonoff Architecture Studio
  • Michael Sorkin, Michael Sorkin Studio
  • Rachel Shechtman, STORY
  • Chris Streng, Streng
  • James Victore
  • Caroline Woolard