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

Lila Allen – SVA MA Design Research

Lila Allen is a writer and researcher focusing on areas of art and design. Engaged in a range of creative production, Lila has worked for creative institutions including Rockwell Group, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Camron PR, and Charlotte’s Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, among others. She is the recipient of the 2016 Monotype Award for Excellence in Design Criticism and the Paula Rhodes Memorial Award.

Selected Research & Writing