MA Design Research, Writing & Criticism Dept. Brochure 2017 by SVA NYC - School of Visual Arts

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about the program the sva ma in design research writing and criticism offers a high-impact targeted program well–suited to the circumstances of established professionals in addition to graduates wishing to continue their studies at an advanced level with a two-semester timeframe the ma in design research writing and criticism provides intensive instruction in the tools and techniques for researching analyzing and interpreting design and its cultural and environmental implications this rigorous one-year ma program features an unparalleled core faculty comprised of celebrated curators editors critics and designers such as the new york times culture reporter robin pogrebin author and sva mfa design co-chair steven heller architect writer and media consultant pierre alexandre de looz bbc producer and filmmaker adam harrison levy and urban design critic karrie jacobs with more than 30 guest lecturers and critics visiting the department per year—including humorist and author

course offerings through workshops seminars lectures and site-visits students examine the issues and policies that shape the designed environment learn research methods reporting techniques and theoretical models and experiment with a range of media vehicles for communicating their research including online writing podcasting video exhibitions and events each student identifies an individual research territory to explore during the year culminating in a thesis portfolio of written and applied media projects degree candidates must successfully complete 30 credits including all required courses with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 a residency of two academic semesters is required this is a sample of our recent course listings for our full curriculum please visit sva.edu/designresearch/curriculum research writing 1 contemporary design architecture this course offers tools and inspiration for probing and urbanism journalistic topics it covers the essentials of good this course

cultural theory and thesis development this seminar course exposes students to a series of theoretical texts related to design and helps them research and select a topic for a thesis readings will address how designed objects are created consumed and distributed how they can be theorized and understood as parts of larger social processes and the forms of geographic class race and gender differences they help to generate and maintain readings are intended to provoke ideas sharpen debate and provide entry points into a variety of critical literature through group meetings and one-on-one consultations students choose a thesis topic that is innovative and rich enough to withstand extended inquiry students will be guided through the process of identifying problems developing critical questions conducting a literature review and embarking on primary research applied media workshops the goal of the applied media workshops is to translate research and writing about design architecture and

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view of the design research reading room each student has their own desk and 24-hour access to the department

members of the public viewing “exploding footnotes,” the 2015 thesis exhibition produced by graduating students which presented design research as a vital and visceral tool of critical inquiry

application process application requirements for detailed instructions visit sva.edu/grad/howtoapply ●● online application and $80 application fee sva.edu/apply ●● statement of intent/personal statement ●● résumé ●● letter of recommendation ●● official college transcript some applicants may be required to submit the following ●● proof of english proficiency ●● copy of permanent residency card ●● declaration of finances ●● verification of finances ●● foreign transcript evaluation departmental requirements for specific guidelines about these requirements visit sva.edu/grad/deptreq ●● writing sample ●● interview deadlines for information on application deadlines visit sva.edu/grad/timeline important links ●● faq sva.edu/grad/faq ●● international students sva.edu/grad/intl ●● tuition and fees

mark dudlik jenni young and hortense proust ma 2016 speaking at “vital signs,” a half-day symposium and idea festival where students presented final thesis projects and discussed future research directions

contact us we encourage applicants to visit our department contact us directly to schedule a department tour meet with the chair attend a lecture sit in on a class or sign up to attend an information session for more information and to register go to sva.edu/grad/visit if you have any questions about the application process contact graduate admissions at 212.592.2107 or email gradadmissions@sva.edu molly heintz co-chair alice twemlow co-chair emily weiner program coordinator sva ma design research writing and criticism 136 west 21st sreet 2nd floor new york ny 10011 tel 212.592.2228 email designresearch@sva.edu site sva.edu/designresearch department site designresearch.sva.edu twitter.com/dcrit

accreditation the school of visual arts has been authorized by the new york the interior design program leading to the bachelor of fine arts state board of regents www.highered.nysed.gov to confer the de in interior design is accredited by the council for interior design gree of bachelor of fine arts on graduates of programs in advertis accreditation accredit-id.org 146 monroe center nw suite 1318 ing animation cartooning computer art computer animation grand rapids mi 49503-2822 and visual effects design film fine arts illustration interior design photography and video visual and critical studies and to the master of arts in teaching in art education program is accred confer the degree of master of arts on graduates of the programs in ited by the council for the accreditation of educator preparation critical theory and the arts curatorial practice design research caep writing and criticism and to confer the degree of master of arts in teaching on graduates of the program in art

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