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

Roshita Thomas – SVA MA Design Research

Roshita Thomas is an architect and graphic designer working within the realm of media and entertainment. She focuses on producing digital narratives that combine extensive research with simple visual representations. She’s intrigued by the role that entertainment, food and design play in modern society.

After completing her undergraduate program in architecture in Mumbai, she received a P.G Diploma in Critical Theory, Aesthetics and Practice. Additionally, she interned at a digital media agency and went on to work with a leading indie musician Prateek Kuhad. Most recently, she worked as the graphic designer on a digital media campaign titled “The Minor Project” by Leher India in partnership with UNICEF India. The Minor Project is a public dialogue initiative that aims to end violence against children by turning young Indians into informed and aware advocates of the cause.