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

Rick Poynor – SVA MA Design Research

Visiting Professor in Critical Writing in Art & Design at the Royal College of Art in London, Rick Poynor was the founding editor of Eye and a co-founder of Design Observer. He is a long-serving columnist for both Print and Eye, and has written about design and visual culture for Blueprint, Icon, Creative Review, Frieze, Financial Times, The Guardian, Adbusters, Harvard Design Magazine, and Metropolis. His books include the newly reissued critical study No More Rules (Yale University Press, 2003), the monograph Jan van Toorn: Critical Practice (010 Publishers, 2008), and the essay collections Design Without Boundaries (Booth-Clibborn Editions, 1998), Obey the Giant(Birkhauser, 2001), and Designing Pornotopia (Laurence King, 2006).


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