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

Ann Weiser – SVA MA Design Research

Ann Weiser, a former senior creative director at Showtime Networks and vice president/creative director at Lifetime Television, is now a design writer and critic. Ann is currently working on a documentary, examining the differences between the “real” Main Streets of the United States and the mythical street that is used as a symbol in political rhetoric. She is also at work on a book about the design history of kitchen utensils, from the mundane to the fantastic. She has written online for Metropolis and participated in an off-Broadway talkback panel following A.R. Gurney’s play Children where she discussed the cultural messaging of clothing styles, in particular the phenomenon of the “preppy” style. Ann enjoys writing about the impact of architectural choices on New York City neighborhoods.

Selected Research & Writing