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

Michele Washington – SVA MA Design Research

Michele Y. Washington is a writer, graphic designer and educator. After running a multi-disciplinary studio Washington Design, and having worked as an art director for magazines and newspapers, she switched gears to pursue her interest in writing, research, and curation. Her essays have appeared in the America I Am Passin it Down cookbook, and she also writes on design issues for The International Review of African American Art and Washington worked as an archivist and researcher on a three-volume book documenting the photography of Gordon Parks with the Meserve-Kundhardt Foundation. She was also the co-chair and moderator for the GLIDE’12 symposium.

Selected Research & Writing