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

Angela Riechers – SVA MA Design Research

Angela Riechers is a Brooklyn-based art director and writer specializing in design, media, and visual culture. Her writing appears in Print, Wallpaper, Metropolis, Design Observer, GRID, AIGA Medalists, The Atlantic online, and Design+Culture, among other places. As an art director, she has created concepts and page layouts for Harper’s MagazineO, the Oprah Magazine, Condé Nast Portfolio, The New York Times T Magazine, and Martha Stewart. She has taught undergraduate design and architectural history courses at the School of Visual Arts, the City College of New York, and New York University, among other institutions. In 2014 she created a four-week summer intensive residency program in typography for SVA called Typography as Language: Design, History, and Practice.