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

Samiha Alam – SVA MA Design Research

Samiha Alam is a Baltimore-based artist and designer who hails from California. A graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, she works with digital media, video, installation, and drawing. Her primary focus is on contemporary Muslim and Asian aesthetics/politics. Most of her work is influenced heavily by her research into colonial history and the neocolonial present. Samiha has worked with Press Press in Baltimore and is currently participating in Glenstone Museum’s Emerging Professionals Program. In her free time, she is reading and cooking too much food for one person.