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

Sophia C. An – SVA MA Design Research

Sophia C. An is a Design & Trends Writer at Futures Design, Amazon in San Francisco/Seattle. Believes art and written words serve as a way to share our unique cultural heritage to come to life and help convey some of our most elusive thoughts and emotions. Deeply curious about our creativity process of seeing and exploring our place in the world through the lens of art and literature.

Studied Comparative Literature and French at University of California, Irvine (UCI) and Media & Journalism at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, Sophia’s first deep dive in the world of design was at Samsung to create FrameTV where she continued to generate concepts around ambient TV and the future of entertainment. Fascinated by diverse methods of foresight strategy, she often finds herself reading and observing the past to better understand our present and the possible futures.