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

Justin Davidson – SVA MA Design Research

Justin Davidson is the architecture and classical music critic of New York Magazine. Previously, Davidson was the classical music and architecture critic at Newsday for more than a decade, during which time he won a 2002 Pulitzer Prize in criticism for work published in the newspaper. Since 1994, he has been a freelance writer, contributing to The New YorkerSalonSlateLos Angeles TimesOpera NewsIconART and Travel & Leisure, among other publications. He has appeared on WNYC’s “Soundcheck” and “Brian Lehrer Show” and contributes a monthly music column to the subscription-based Web site, E-music. Davidson received a Doctorate from Columbia University in Music Composition and a Bachelor’s from Harvard University, and has taught Humanities courses at Columbia and writing workshops in an NEA-sponsored fellowship program for professional arts journalists.