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

Kate Long – SVA MA Design Research

Kate is a San Francisco-based archivist and special collections librarian specializing in the preservation and description of graphic design and typographic materials. She earned her MLIS from Drexel University. Currently the librarian at Letterform Archive, she has been integral to the development of their Online Archive. She gives lectures on the impact of type and graphic design and writes articles for both the Archive blog and their collaboration with Adobe Create Magazine. Kate is unceasingly inspired by design artifacts and the stories they tell us about being human.

Selected Research & Writing