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

Jennifer Kabat – SVA MA Design Research

Jennifer Kabat’s essays have been included in Best American EssaysGrantaFriezeBOMBHarper’sMcSweeney’s, the BelieverVirginia Quarterly Review, the New York Review of Books, and the White Review. She’s been awarded a Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant for her criticism. She often collaborates with artists, most recently Marlene McCarty and Kate Newby and her writing has been included in exhibitions at the Poor Farm (Waupaca, Wi); Arnolfini (Bristol UK) and Index (Stockholm, Sweden). An apprentice herbalist, she lives in rural upstate New York, teaches at the New School and SVA, and serves on her volunteer fire department. She was recently awarded a Silvers Foundation Grant, and is currently working on a memoir on time and socialist uprisings.