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

Kurt Andersen – SVA MA Design Research

Kurt Andersen is a writer, and co-creator and host of Studio 360, the two-time Peabody Award-winning public radio program about arts and culture. His most recent book is the novel True Believers (Random House, 2012). He is also the author of Reset (Random House, 2009) and of the best-selling novels Heyday (Random House, 2007), winner of the Langum Prize for Historical Fiction, and Turn of the Century (Random House, 1999). In addition, he has created network television programs, and written screenplays and stage plays. As an editor, he co-founded Spy, and Very Short List, and served as editor-in-chief of New York magazine and editorial director for Colors. He has been a columnist for New York and The New Yorker, as well as Time’s architecture and design critic, and contributes regularly to Vanity Fair and The New York Times. He sits on the boards of the Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and the Pratt Institute, graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, served as Visionary in Residence at the Art Center College of Design and holds an honorary doctorate from the Rhode Island School of Design.

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