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

Jane Connory – SVA MA Design Research

Jane Connory is a PhD candidate at Monash University, Art, Design & Architecture, working towards a gender inclusive history of Australian graphic design. She was awarded a Masters of Communication Design (Design Management) with Distinction from RMIT in 2016 and has been a practising designer and illustrator in the advertising, branding and publishing sectors, in both London and Melbourne, since 1997. Alongside her research exploring the visibility of women in design, she is currently a Senior Lecturer at Torrens University, a radio presenter on JOY94.9 and an active participant in the Australian Graphic Design Association. Jane’s research through design is quantifying the visibility of women in the history of Australian graphic design, since 1960, through data visualisation, information graphics and generative art. The primary focus of her research is to critically examine the complexity and subtleties in the discourse surrounding design and to analyse how gender and power impact the graphic design industry in Australia.