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

Chappell Ellison – SVA MA Design Research

Chappell Ellison is a design writer, editor and educator based in Brooklyn, New York focused on crafting strong, creative communication for companies and individuals. Specialties include reporting, interviews, editing, copywriting, brand/voice strategizing and researching for designers and design-related companies including UNIQLO, Museum of Modern Art, Pinhole Press, Poppin, Etsy, Museum of the Moving Image, and Design Observer.