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

Venu Sri Sabbavarapu – SVA MA Design Research

Venu Sri Sabbavarapu is a multidisciplinary designer, book artist, and printmaker (screen printing and paper lithography). Her master’s thesis focused on the romance of storytelling in the form of the book, where she combined physical computing, smart inks, printmaking and writing, to create experimental and responsive books.

Heading the design department at an e-commerce startup, she designs and develops for the web, mobile, print, and sometimes mixes all of these media together to prototype thoughts and ideas.

She is currently documenting experimental media arts and visual design events from around the world, and wishes to provide a go-to resource for those interested in the field.