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

Events – SVA MA Design Research

Upcoming Events


05/28/20 6:30 PM

Statements from Isolation: The 2020 MA Design Research, Writing and Criticism Graduate Thesis Presentation

Our six newly minted MA’s will tell the stories of their thought-provoking thesis research in the form of short presentations. Register to receive an email with the Zoom link prior to the event. Thesis Presentations: Alicia Olushola Ajayi, “We Call It Freedom Village: Brooklyn, Illinois’ Radical Tactics of Black Place-making” Polly Adams, “Enter Through the […]

Summer Intensive, Workshops & Readings

06/01 – 06/12/20

2020 Design Writing and Research Summer Intensive, June 1-12

As design’s social and environmental implications become more profound, it is more important than ever to write about design engagingly and intelligently. The Design Research, Writing and Criticism Department at the School of Visual Arts is pleased to offer an online writing summer intensive aimed at those who would like to refine their skills as thinkers, researchers […]

Past Events