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 2022 Open House & Info Session – SVA MA Design Research

Fall 2022 Open House & Info Session

Considering grad school? Fall semester is in full-swing at MA Design Research, Writing and Criticism with a talented roster of MA candidates, an all-star faculty, including recently appointed Research & Writing I instructor Anne Elizabeth Moore, new Fall critic-in-residence Vanessa Rosales, and an editorial residency with the New York Review of Architecture.

Register for our November 8 virtual or in-person info session to receive an application fee waiver* and learn more about applying to our MA program. Register for virtual info session November 8, 12–1pm / Register for in-person open house & info session November 8, 6–8pm.

In the meantime, you can review some notes and pointers to help demystify the application process, sit back and watch some thesis presentations, or email us at designresearch [​at​] to arrange a visit or call with our program chair.

*Attendees will receive an 80 USD application fee waiver if they apply for fall 2023 admission. (Note: This waiver will be applied to the email address used to register. It is important to use the same email address consistently throughout the entire application process.)