February 28, 2022

Design Writing and Research summer and fall programs

School of Visual Arts (SVA)

Courtesy of the Department of Design Research, Writing and Criticism at SVA. Photo: Meredith Jenks.

Looking to sharpen your writing and research skills this summer? Join us from anywhere in the world for the latest iteration of our online, two-week Summer Intensive, designed to hone your non-fiction storytelling and help you build a diverse portfolio of writing under the guidance of our talented faculty and guest critics.

Clear thinking, deep research, and engaging expression are vital to a contemporary designer’s toolkit. For creative professionals, this program offers methods and insights for understanding and writing compellingly about images, objects and spaces. For practicing designers, this is a chance to examine the profession and its impact through writing and publishing.

Each day students have lectures and seminars with instructors, real-time workshops with other participants, and independent research and writing assignments. By the end of the program, participants will have completed several pieces of writing, formulated ideas for stories, and garnered a robust set of tools for writing about design with confidence.

Start your application here or email us at designresearch [​at​] if you have any questions. We’re looking forward to another great year!

Tuition: 1,800 USD

Looking for a bigger commitment? We're still accepting applications to our on-site, two-semester Master's program with thesis for Fall 2022. For anyone thinking about applying, we've put together some notes to help demystify the process. Start your application here or email us at designresearch [​at​] to schedule a call with our program chair.

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