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

Stephanie Murg – SVA MA Design Research

Stephanie Murg writes about art and all forms of design, from architecture to typography. Her writing appears regularly in publications such as Wallpaper*ARTnewsArt+AuctionThe Architect’s Newspaper, and Smithsonian. She is also the editor of UnBeige, a design blog that has been featured in the The New York Times and Newsweek. Murg has lectured on design history and visual culture at institutions including New York’s School of Visual Arts and the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and worked as a research associate at JPMorgan Chase (London), Harvard Business School, and the National Bureau of Economic Research. Her interests lie at the nexus of art, design, fashion, and capital markets.

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