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

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Design in the Dark: Finding Meaning in the Multiplex – SVA MA Design Research

Chappell Ellison

Design in the Dark: Finding Meaning in the Multiplex

The movie theater is just one of many spaces that are rich in meaning, despite their banal veneers. To reevaluate such everyday spaces, Chappell Ellison proposes a Web site in which users are invited to upload an audio narration of a space they visit on a regular basis.