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

Lucas Albrecht – SVA MA Design Research

Lucas Albrecht is a multidisciplinary designer, educator, and artist based in Brooklyn. He enjoys attempting and failing to make sense out of the world through the tools design provides. In a previous life he has worked on a multitude of projects like identities, books, configurators, conferences, exhibitions, and political campaigns. He most recently spent a year at Sylvain, which he left to pursue an MA in Design Research, Writing & Criticism at SVA. He is hoping to deepen his relationship to design as a malleable and actionable discipline in the hopes to expansively reorient his practice around impact. We’ll see.