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

Marianne Hanoun – SVA MA Design Research

Marianne Hanoun is a London-based creative, design writer and researcher. She is a staff writer at Lecture in Progress, (part of the HudsonBec Group alongside publishing company It’s Nice That and creative agency Anyways).

After graduating from Kingston University’s BA Graphic Design course in 2014, Marianne joined the Critical Writing in Art & Design MA at the Royal College of Art, where she wrote about McDonald’s Happy Meal toys during the McDisney era (1996–2006); the artist and activist Sister Corita Kent; and Jock, a little-known New York-based sports journal from the late 1960s, designed by Helmut Krone. She also interviewed a stranger whose business card she found on the bus.

Insatiably fascinated by the United States, her research interests tend to revolve around Americana, animation and advertising. She looks forward to both physically and theoretically exploring New York in the hope of discovering new avenues of research, while honing her critical thinking and writing skills along the way.