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

Steven Heller, “Growing up Underground: A Memoir of Counterculture New York” – SVA MA Design Research

Steven Heller, “Growing up Underground: A Memoir of Counterculture New York”

Please join us for a conversation, book signing, and reception to celebrate DCrit faculty Steven Heller’s new memoir, Growing Up Underground

Doors at 5:30 p.m. Reception to follow.

Masks and proof of full vaccination/booster with ID are required to enter building.

Growing up Underground will be sold at the event by Head Hi.

Seating for this event is limited. Reserve your seat!

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Design / Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program and the SVA Masters Workshop in Rome. He writes the Visuals column for The New York Times Book Review, a weekly column for The Atlantic online and The Daily Heller / Imprint online. He has written more than 160 books on graphic design, illustration and political art, including The Design Entrepreneur (with Lita Talarico), Paul RandMerz to Emigre and Beyond: Avant Garde Magazine Design of the Twentieth CenturyDesign Literacy: Understanding Graphic DesignCitizen DesignerStylepedia: A Guide to Graphic Design MannerismsQuirks, and Conceits (with Louise Fili), The Anatomy of Design: Uncovering the Influences and Inspirations in Modern Graphic DesignIron Fists: Branding the 20th Century Totalitarian State and 100 Ideas that Changed Graphic Design. He is a contributing editor for PrintBaselineDesign Observer, and Eye. Heller is the recipient of the Art Directors Club Special Educators Award, the AIGA Medal for Lifetime Achievement, the School of Visual Arts’ Masters Series Award and the 2011 National Design Award for “Design Mind.”