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

Lucie Parker – SVA MA Design Research

Lucie is an editor, writer, and producer with 15 years’ experience crafting best-selling books for the trade and gift markets. She specializes in creating visually driven titles that tell rich stories through the use of both text and image, often in collaboration with museums, such as the Exploratorium and the Walt Disney Family Museum, and magazines, such as Popular Science and Popular Photography. She was formerly a senior editor at Weldon Owen Publishing, where she developed more than 20 art, lifestyle, and science/technology titles a year. She is now an associate publisher at Letterform Archive, a San Francisco special collections library, where she leads the publishing team in the creation of a brand-new list of art books on design, typography, and lettering.

Selected Research & Writing