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

Amisha Chowbey – SVA MA Design Research

Living in the organized chaos of a culturally rich country like India, Amisha finds her peace in hiding behind a veil of words. On a quest to bring about a change in the art-is-such-a-bore phenomenon that plagues her peers and haunts eager beginners, she is an art lover-turned-writer working as a freelancer at Hindustan Times (a leading daily newspaper) with an aim of simplifying art for anyone who might be interested.

She has completed her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from Lady Shri Ram College in New Delhi, following which she took to art conservation. Starting out as a trained art conservator, she worked closely with canvases and paint for over three years before realizing that the static studio space was a temperamental mismatch. Intrigued by what goes into curating an exhibition and making art rather than explaining the final product, she has a definite affinity towards experiences behind the scenes and interactions with artists.

Her biggest enemy is the clock and deadlines, something she hopes to cure with the Summer Intensive program. It also serves as a platform to interact with like-minded people from across the world. Besides art, she loves to learn about different cultures and traditions, play Indian tunes on the piano and read a good book.