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

Brigette Brown – SVA MA Design Research

Brigette Brown is a writer, editor, and critic who came to New York from Los Angeles—the land of palm trees, sunshine, and bacon-wrapped hot dogs. A native of Southern California, she received her bachelor’s degree in studio art and graphic design from California State University, Long Beach. Brigette has worked with the Museum of Latin American Art, MetropolisDomus, JOVIS Verlag, and Gestalten. Brigette enjoys writing about the junction of race, class, urbanism, and design. You can find her published work in SurfaceDisegno, The Los Angeles Review of BooksUnBeigeArchitizer, and Taking the Lane.  Since graduation, she has served as a guest lecturer and critic at the Art Center College of Design’s MFA Media Design Practices + Field program, worked with Materials & Applications and CSULB’sUniversity Art Museum. Currently, Brigette works as a copyeditor for The Los Angeles Review of Books, a contributor to Architizer, and an administrative assistant at the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design.

Selected Research & Writing