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

Alanood Bukhammas – SVA MA Design Research

Alanood Bukhammas is a Graphic Design Instructor in the College of Arts and Creative Enterprises at Zayed University in Dubai, UAE. She holds a Master’s Degree in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship in Design from Goldsmiths, University of London.

Alanood uses visual tools and mediums to communicate abstract concepts and ideas, often concerning youth and female empowerment in the region. Her interest in the social aspects of her field has propelled her into academia at Zayed University, where she comes face to face with the next generation of female designers. She uses both her insight in tradition and culture as well as her international training to supply a global standard curriculum customized to her audience. 

Her current research encompasses rudimental expressions of design, studied through the historic and current visual culture of the Gulf.