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

Danielle Foushée – SVA MA Design Research

Danielle is an artist/designer, visual culture geek, urban hiker, troublemaker, and Assistant Professor of Design at Arizona State University. She earned two MFAs: at Cranbrook and Pacific Northwest College of Art. Prior to ASU, she taught at Art Center, UCLA, USC, and Otis while working professionally for clients like the Fashion Institute (FIDM), Museum of Contemporary Art, L.A., GameWorks, City of Bellevue, Washington, the U.S. Forest Service, and The Boston Conservatory. 

Her current research, teaching, and practice live at the praxis between communication design, urban environments, and community engagement. Her work is unified by an ethos of Radical Public Service. As director of Subversive Creativity Lab at ASU, she studies visual-rhetorical expressions in public spaces and the resulting dialectics between design <—> culture. She also founded and directs Phoenix Mural Project to document the city’s street art culture, enhance its vitality, and expand public support for design and the arts in public places.

Selected Research & Writing