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

Michael Bierut – SVA MA Design Research

Michael Bierut is a partner in the international design consultancy Pentagram and a co-founder of the online design magazine, Design Observer. A selection of the essays he has written for Design Observer, since its founding in 2003, has been collected under the title Seventy-nine Short Essays on Design (Princeton Architectural Press, 2007). Michael is co-editor ofLooking Closer: Critical Writings on Graphic Design, vols. 1 through 5 and a regular contributor to I.D. magazine and to Public Radio International’s arts program “Studio 360.” He is also a senior critic in Graphic Design at Yale University School of Art. Among the many honors Michael has received is a Medal of Excellence by the AIGA, an organization for which he was the president from 1998 to 2001, and most the 2008 Cooper Hewitt National Design Mind Award.

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