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

Stephanie Coffee – SVA MA Design Research

Stephanie is a 2011 D-Crit grad who specializes in creating vibrant content and creative branding. In the past she’s worked with the Museum of Modern Art, UNIQLO, Kickstarter, Flos, and UncommonGoods. With the MoMA Design Store, she provided copy direction for exclusive product launches by artists Olafur Eliasson, Maurizio Cattelan, Alex Katz, Jack Pierson, Tom Sachs, and Gilbert & George. In 2010, she contributed an essay to the “Culture” issue of the New Museum’s New City Reader, part of The Last Newspaper exhibition. She has also contributed restaurant critiques to the New York magazine website.

Selected Research & Writing