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

Zachary Sachs – SVA MA Design Research

Zachary Sachs is the coordinator of the Milton Glaser Design Study Center and Archives at the School of Visual Arts. Here he maintains the blog Container List, develops archival software, and designs finding aids. Sachs is also organizing the Index imprint to explore alternative avenues in independent publishing. Among its productions are the magazine Ply which collects personal and historical perspectives on popular music; Fellow Traveler, a series of political pamphlets focused on travel and border issues; and a line of artist’s books on shelter, including his lithograph-poems Twenty-Six Houses I Have Lived In, 1984–2010.