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

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New York, NY 10011





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Sandra Nuut – SVA MA Design Research

Sandra Nuut’s research focus combines fashion and curation. She came to D-Crit with a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from The Estonian Academy of Arts, and experience as an exchange student at Johannes Gutenberg Universität-Mainz, Germany. Sandra’s first introduction to curatorial work was an internship at the KUMU Art Museum, Estonia in 2009. With her classmates in 2013, she co-curated an experimental exhibition at The Museum of Arts and Design in New York, “Museum as Plinth: Take One/Leave One.” Sandra gained further exposure to design curating through her internship at Moss Bureau in the summer of 2013. Her interest in fashion led her to organize a lecture by the photography critic Vince Aletti as part of the D-Crit Lecture Series and to develop and present (with Caterina Francisca) a paper on fashion photographers Steven Meisel and Steven Klein at the Critique 2013conference at the University of South Australia, Adelaide.

Selected Research & Writing