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

Alumni Panel & Info Session – SVA MA Design Research

Alumni Panel & Info Session

We’ve got an all-star lineup of alums beaming in from all over the world for our virtual Alumni Panel & Info Session. Register to hear from faculty and alums about how our two-semester program can help you achieve your personal and professional goals. It’s a chance to ask questions, learn, and listen in a casual setting, and a great way to make sure your application rises to the top of the pile!


Justin Zhuang (Singapore, Class of 2015)

Sneha Mehta (India, Class of 2019)

Yasmeen Khaja (Kuwait, Class of 2019)

Vera Sacchetti (Switzerland, Class of 2011)

Sandra Nuut (Estonia, Class of 2014)

Laura Scofield (Brazil, Class of 2019)

…as well as esteemed faculty member Karrie Jacobs and Department Chair Molly Heintz.

Whether you’re set on applying or are just curious about our program, this is a great opportunity to hear from our far flung alums all in one place! ? And this year, we’re waiving application fees* for Info Session & Alumni Panel attendees so there’s no reason not to attend and apply! If you can’t attend an Info Session, we’d still love to talk to you about your plans for graduate study! Please contact us to ask questions or arrange to speak with our program chair.

*Attendees will receive an $80 application fee waiver if they apply for Fall 2022 admission. (Note: This waiver will be applied to the email address used to register for this webinar. It is important to use the same email address consistently throughout the entire application process.)