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

Fall 2019 Open House & Info Session with Faculty and Alumni – SVA MA Design Research

Fall 2019 Open House & Info Session with Faculty and Alumni

Want to learn more about our pioneering Master’s program? Join us for our Fall 2019 Info Session hosted by esteemed faculty and alums!

Whether you’re hearing about our program for the first time or have been a long-time lurker, we hope you’ll join faculty, alumni, and current students at our Fall 2019 Open House to get a better feel for what we do here in the Department of Design Research, Writing and Criticism.

Featuring presentations by:

  • Phaidon Editor-at-Large and Design Media Landscape instructor, Spencer Bailey
  • Approaches to Design History instructor and Thesis Advisor, Jennifer Rittner
  • Urbanist, writer, editor and Contemporary Issues in Design instructor, Karrie Jacobs
  • Class of 2019 Graduate and graphic designer, Monica Nelson
  • MA Candidate and Program Manager at Blackspace, Alicia Ajayi
  • And more!

Following the presentations, you’re invited to stay for a reception in our studio where prospective students and curious minds can chat with department chair Molly Heintz, faculty, alums, and current students to learn more about our program, take a tour of the department, or simply debate the role of design in today’s world!

SVA MA Design Research, Writing & Criticism: A one-year graduate program focused on the study of design, its contexts and consequences.

Doors at 6:00 pm
Program: 6:30–7:30 pm