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

Info Session for Prospective Students – SVA MA Design Research

Info Session for Prospective Students

“You have to articulate the world you want to live in first.”

–Ocean Vuong, writer and educator

In these uncertain times, compelling writing, critical thinking, and careful research are essential tools that can help make sense of an increasingly complex world. No matter what life has in store for you (or what you have in store for life), the Master of Arts in Design Research, Writing and Criticism equips you with lifelong skills that will only grow in value.

If you’re interested in learning more about how our two-semester program can help you achieve your personal and professional goals, please join us for an online information session this Tuesday, December 1, 12–1:30 pm. After introductions from our faculty, alums, and current students, we’ll get to know you and your interests a little better. It’s a chance to ask questions about our program, learn, and listen in a casual setting, and a great way to make sure your application rises to the top of the pile!