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

OPEN HOUSE! – SVA MA Design Research


Considering pursuing graduate study in design research? Passionate about storytelling in multiple media? Interested in the contexts and consequences of design? Please join us in the SVA Department of Design Research, Writing & Criticism, for an evening of insights and behind-the-scenes access into the world of design.

Don’t miss out on this once-a-year opportunity to hear firsthand from program faculty, students, and alumni about the ways in which they engage with design research and writing, and how they put it into practice in the workplace.

Following the evening’s presentations, prospective students will have the opportunity to discuss their own goals for graduate study, tour the department, and continue conversations over drinks and refreshments. Doors open at 6:00pm, presentations begin at 6:30pm.