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

Rheagan King – SVA MA Design Research

Rheagen is a designer, writer, and creator with a BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art. Based in Baltimore, MD, their business centers around connection, inclusion, sex, and magic through writing, design, and bookmaking. Some of her favorite projects include Axiom, a photography and prose coffee table book, Black Women as/and the Living Archive, a publication exploring the ways in which black womxn share memory through community, and Erose, a dating culture, and romance journal. In her free time, you can find her sunbathing on her rooftop, curating Burlesque shows, or practicing tarot at her altar.