Ready to redefine the future? Limited places remain at the world’s #1 university for art and design (QS Rankings)

The Royal College of Art will empower you to explore new possibilities, to expand your imagination and become a leader in your field.

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Your time at the RCA will be a transformative experience. You will be surrounded by the best; from world-class facilities to ambitious students to award-winning staff. As part of this network you will challenge norms and push boundaries to produce award-winning work. Your time here will give you:

  • A qualification from the world’s number one university for Art & Design, as judged by global academic reputation (100%) and employer reputation (96%) scores*.
  • The opportunity to learn from world-leading academic staff, who are subject-matter experts within their chosen area of teaching.
  • A chance to realise your potential and join the ranks of impressive alumni James Dyson, David Adjaye, David Hockney, Tracey Emin, Idris Khan, Asif Kapadia, Erdem, Alice Temperley, Orla Kiely and many more.
  • The building blocks for success, with the RCA’s graduates varying between entrepreneurs who establish their own successful businesses, to those working for a variety of brands such as Apple, Gucci, Dyson, McQueen and many others.
  • Unparalleled links to industry to help you realise your career ambitions.
  • A network of valuable connections by studying amongst the world’s best and brightest students.
  • A central London location – living and studying in the internationally renowned city of creativity, culture, inspiration and innovation.

*According to the QS World University Rankings by subject 2021

We’re excited that you’re thinking of joining us. Limited places remain on many of our programmes. Complete the signup form to find out more and start your application.

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Our Testimonials

The RCA experience opens you up to new perspectives on the world. It equips you with skills to explore further and gives you the space to develop your personal voice and identity. Don't just take our word for it, hear what some of our alumni have to say about their RCA experience and where its taken them.

"The RCA's unique strength is its vast connections to the design industry and other sectors of experts. I enjoyed my RCA experience as I got to work with different faculties and students from various disciplines. Projects such as AcrossRCA allowed product design and fine art students to learn data visualisation together and allow the diversity of ideas shared."

Jia Xiang Chua, Service Design graduate, Senior Service Designer at Tan Tock Seng Hospital

"RCA has a very different approach towards education. They offer a blend of theoretical and practical knowledge imparted skilfully by the tutors and technicians during the two years spent there. Although my graduation project was completely different from what I currently do, it has given me better judgment of my design work technically and aesthetically and made me step out of my comfort zone."

Bhakti Moorjani, Jewellery & Metal graduate, Creative Head of Rama Jewellery

"I was interested in the RCA’s breadth of interdisciplinary approaches and the highly diverse student body. I was introduced to so many new perspectives that I couldn’t have found anywhere else and it’s vastly informed the way I approach my practice. The academic staff have such a deep understanding of design that offered me completely new avenues of understanding my own work."

Hamzah Al Asadulloh, Interior Design graduate, Designer, & Co-Founder of dll. collective

"Many of the projects from my RCA MA have been selected for public exhibitions. For example, Sonicbells, an interactive musical kettlebell done in collaboration with SONOS was shown at the Uglyduck in London and Sónar+D in Barcelona."

Jean Vatchara, Information Experience Design graduate, Creative Director at Permaflora