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

Zachary Sachs – SVA MA Design Research

Zachary Sachs is a writer, designer and developer. Recently he has worked as an editor and programmer for the Digital Humanities department at Princeton University, organized the digital collections for the Milton Glaser Archives, and contributed a study of the catalogues for the Hugo Boss Prize for the Guggeheim Museum. Previously, he curated “Primary Sources: 1966–1985,” a survey of art and archival materials from the School of Visual Arts Archives, where he also founded the archives’ blog, ContainerList. He is a regular contributor to Artforum, Domus, BOMB, and Dwell. He keeps a web scrapbook at cerealrecords; a portfolio of past projects can be found on his website.

Selected Research & Writing