It was the great design scholar Ferris Bueller who once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” New York’s School of Visual Arts has heeded the need for speed and the importance of looking around with a one-year MA in design research, writing, and criticism. The graduate program, which launched earlier this year, is an evolution of D-Crit (the two-year MA program in design criticism that has been sharpening design minds since 2008) streamlined into two semesters and eight months of studying images, objects, and environments, and learning ways to construct multi-format narratives that bring them to life from a faculty that includes Steven Heller, MoMA’s Paola Antonelli, and Murray Moss. “The program’s curriculum charts the cutting edge of design practice and is responsive to exciting developments in the media landscape,” says Alice Twemlow, the program’s founding chair. Applications are now being accepted for the fall 2015 class (Psst: we hear significant scholarships are available), with a “priority deadline” of January 15. Tell ’em UnBeige sent you.