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

Angela Riechers – SVA MA Design Research

Angela Riechers is an award-winning writer, art director and educator living in Brooklyn, NY. She writes primarily for design-related publications, including Wallpaper, AIGA, Metropolis, and Design Observer. Her MFA thesis, “Designing Grief: Personal Memorial Objects in the Twenty-First Century” explored the ways in which evolving technology affects the design of systems and objects created to preserve human memories. Her current research focuses on the puzzling popularity of “live” holographic performances by dead entertainers. This year, she developed a new summer intensive program, Typography as Language, for the School of Visual Arts in New York. Her favorite typeface at the moment is Knockout.

Selected Research & Writing