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

Esty Bagos – SVA MA Design Research

Esty is a Filipina museum educator and freelance creative based in Manila. She graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University with a BFA in Information Design and Art Management.

She previously worked with the Metropolitan Museum of Manila as an exhibitions assistant before finding her calling in the world of museum education. As a freelance creative, she has worked as a graphic designer and copywriter for Fennel Strategic Communications and Media, a Manila-based design agency for social causes. Currently, she is the Museum Education Officer of the Ateneo Art Gallery, where she has been managing the university museum’s educational and public programs since 2018. 

When she is not in the museum conducting guided tours or helping out with exhibitions, she is often found either eating a plate of sizzling sisig or belting one out on her portable karaoke.