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

Kelly Konrad – SVA MA Design Research

Kelly Konrad holds an MA in the History of Design and Curatorial Studies from Parsons Paris. She has served as intern to the Director of the Musée Carnavalet and in the curatorial department of Sculpture and Decorative Arts at the J. Paul Getty Museum. Her primary research interests include the domestic furniture, interiors, gardens, and architectural ornaments of France and the Southern United States. She pursues histories, both individual and collective, of place-making—of what it is to make a home and what it is to feel at home in the world. In 2019, she completed a research fellowship at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Since 2018, she has taught in the department of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons School of Design and in 2021, she was named Art Buyer for McNally Jackson Independent Booksellers in New York City.