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


11/19/19 6:30 PM

Steve Heller and Rev Dr. T.K Nakagaki, “The Swastika & Symbols of Hate”

Steven Heller’s new book, The Swastika and Symbols of Hate: Extremist Iconography Today, posits that the swastika and related signs will forever represent human horror. Rev Dr. T.K. Nakagaki, author of The Buddhist Swastika and Hitler’s Cross: Rescuing a Symbol of Peace from the Forces of Hate, believes that the swastika and hakenkreuz (hooked cross) are […]


12/03/19 6:30 PM

Milton Glaser and Walter Bernard with Anne Quito, ” Mag Men: Fifty Years of Making Magazines”

For more than fifty years, Walter Bernard and Milton Glaser have revolutionized the look of magazine journalism. In Mag Men, Bernard and Glaser recount their storied careers, offering insiders’ perspective on some of the most iconic design work of the twentieth century. They look back at some of their most important and compelling projects, from the creation of New York magazine to […]

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