On November 17, over strong coffee, mimosas, and donuts, we discussed the philosophical aims, curriculum, and applications of this exciting two-year graduate program, and engaged in debate over such issues as the priorities for emerging design critics today, the changing media landscape, and the relationship between design criticism and practice. Watch the video here.
The world-renowned graphic designer, artist, and educator Milton Glaser, was our special guest and made an inspiring speech about devoting one’s life to the study of art and design. His remarks start at 11:50 in the video. BBC documentary producer Adam Harrison Levy and Metropolis columnist Karrie Jacobs, and author Steven Heller represented the star-studded D-Crit faculty, and shared highlights from their classes on “The Art of the Interview,” “Video Essays,” “Urban Curation,” and “Researching Design” respectively. Current students reflected on what they’ve learned so far, and a selection of recent graduates talked about how the MFA program has trained them for careers in design writing, curation, editing, management, and research.SVA MFA Design Criticism Open House & Information Session
Alice Twemlow, D-Crit chair
Milton Glaser, Milton Glaser, Inc.
Adam Harrison Levy, documentary producer, writer, D-Crit faculty
Karrie Jacobs, urban critic, Metropolis contributor, D-Crit faculty
Steven Heller, author, MFA Design chair, and D-Crit co-founder
Lynda Decker, D-Crit Class of 2014
Katherine Roberts, D-Crit Class of 2014
Chappell Ellison, D-Crit alumnus, lead contributor, Etsy
Aileen Kwun, D-Crit alumnus, studio manager, Project Projects
Molly Heintz, D-Crit alumnus, managing director, Superscript
Avinash Rajagopal, D-Crit alumnus, assistant editor, Metropolis
If you were unable to attend the Open House, we are happy to arrange another time for you to tour the department and to attend a class or a Tuesday evening lecture. The department chair is always available to discuss your application with you. If you have specific questions and would like to speak to us directly, feel free to contact EmiIy Weiner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212.592.2228.