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

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Alice Twemlow


Cover artwork for The Sea Inside by Philip Hoare, Fourth Estate Ltd., London, 2013

“On sticky summer evenings on Brooklyn’s gridded streets, I’ve let my mind travel home and drift down narrow English country lanes, like tunnels with their steep banks of cow parsley and roofs of overhanging beech tree branches, and into afternoon gardens drowsing to the distant mowers, the cooing of wood pigeons, and the soft drone of Radio 4 from an open kitchen window.”