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

Regina Carreira López – SVA MA Design Research

Regina Carreira López has been deputy to the President of the University of Vigo (Spain) since 2014. Previously, she assumed the duties of deputy managing director for Internationalization of Public Services within the same entity. She studied at the Technology University Institute of Information Sciences in Upper-Brittany (France) and obtained the DEA in Multimedia, Images, and Information Systems by the National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA from Lyon, 2004). One year later, she moved to the University of Tromso (Norway) where she spent a six-month PhD residency on multimedia convergence. From 2005 to 2007, she was part of the management for digital contents at the Council of Europe, and at the Directorate General of Information and Communication of the European Parliament, where she received the Robert Schuman Award for her contribution to the current virtual data collection repository (Ebs: Europe by Satellite). For the last six years, Regina Carreira has participated in over thirty innovation projects in collaboration with different universities and international agencies, such as Yissum and Technion (Israel); the University of California, Berkeley (USA); the University of Montréal (Quebec) and Isis Innovation (UK). In 2015, the European Territorial Cooperation Agency granted Regina Carreira funding under the competitive program “Iacobus.” She completed an intensive research residency at the Porto’s Creative Industries Center (Portugal). Interested in the role of new media, Regina wants to explore how design-writing practices, applied to digital humanities, can contribute to the representation of convergence phenomena between technology, sciences, and contemporary art.