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

Patricia Madeja – SVA MA Design Research

Patricia is an alumna of Pratt Institute and founder of Patricia Madeja Studio Jewelry. She designs and produces limited edition collections and unique pieces in sterling, 14 and 18k gold with gemstones and pearls. Her elegantly playful designs are inspired by geometric forms, kinetics, and architecture. Madeja is the recipient of numerous industry awards and exhibits her work in galleries, museums and fine craft shows around the world. Her career as an educator began at Pratt Institute in 1998. She was appointed Program Coordinator in 2005 and has been instrumental in crafting a jewelry program that provides future jewelers with a grounding in theory, studio and professional practice.

Selected Research & Writing