A list of resources for D-Crit students.
The Reading Room is an evolving collection of essays, articles and book excerpts that address aspects of the designed world from a variety of critical perspectives. They include the work of students, faculty members, friends and progenitors of this program.
Students work in a custom-designed studio environment with personal workstations and Internet networking. The MFA in Design Criticism has its own floor of a beautiful building in the Flatiron district of New York City. In addition to its own resources, SVA has institutional relationships with some of the world’s best design collections, libraries and archives, as well as being in close proximity to the city’s design studios and publishing houses.
Offered to Design Criticism MFA students.
Tuition for one year will be granted to an incoming student. This annual $25,000 gift honors Henry Wolf (1925–2005), the graphic designer, photographer and seminal art director of Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar and Show magazines in the 1950s and ’60s. The receiver of this award is chosen based on their submitted D-Crit application, and no application form is necessary.
Partial-tuition awards—totaling $50,000 annually—will be distributed to students entering their second year who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement during the course of their first year of study.
This interdepartmental award offers support for the direct costs of completing a final thesis project. The grant ranges from $500 to $2,000 based upon academic and artistic merit as determined by a review panel, and financial need as demonstrated by your project budget. The average award is expected to be $1,000. Students may request amounts in increments of $500 (i.e. $500, $1,000, $1,500, $2,000). In 2008, 30 awards were distributed throughout graduate and undergraduate departments, totaling $40,000.
SVA will match 25% of any outside scholarship, up to $2500, that a student obtains for enrollment at SVA. This award is available to full time graduate students.
D-Crit students have undertaken internships and fellowships at the following companies, organizations and publications:
American Museum of the Moving Image
Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
Environmental Health Clinic + Lab, New York University
Wert & Company
Museum of the City of New York
Parsons the New School for Design
Philip Johnson Glass House
Office For Metropolitan Architecture
If you would like to offer an internship or a fellowship opportunity to a D-Crit student, get in touch at email@example.com.
Grants, fellowships and writing awards related to design or visual culture. Read more ›
Select Web sites for finding awards and scholarship opportunities.
A selection of design museums and museums with design collections, organized by state and country.
A list of archives and libraries with design history collections.
D-Crit produces events, conferences and publications that reach a wide audience of practitioners and thinkers in the fields of design, architecture and visual culture. If you would like to partner with D-Crit and help support one of these initiatives, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- About the Reading Room
- On-Site and Academic Resources
- SVA Scholarships and Awards
- Specialty Booksellers in NYC
- Internships and Fellowships
- Grants and Prizes
- Grant-Searching Resources
- Design Conferences and Festivals
- Design Museums
- Libraries and Archives
- Design Stores and Flea Markets
- Design Blogs