Your RCA Experience

Located in the historic capital city of London: a vibrant cultural centre with an international outlook. Find out more about our three campuses – in Kensington, Battersea and White City – each located in a significant cultural quarter, with their own unique character.


The RCA has had its roots in Battersea for over 25 years. It is currently home to the School of Arts & Humanities the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, the College's business incubator, InnovationRCA and a growing research community.


The Royal College of Art's historic Kensington campus is iconic, located in the 'Albertopolis' district of London, alongside the Victoria and Albert Museum and Imperial College, flanked by Kensington Gardens and Hyde Park – the largest green space in London – and next to the Royal Albert Hall.

White City

Opened in September 2017, the White City site is the newest addition to the RCA campus. Currently home to Graduate Diploma Art & Design and the School of Communication, the campus is equipped with state of the art bespoke studio, workshop and technical spaces that have been designed particularly for RCA students.


Among the best of their kind in the world, the College provides specialist facilities and technical support, to help all students realise their potential at the RCA. From traditional workshops and processes, to cutting-edge digital technologies and rapid prototyping equipment, explore the range of facilities and support we offer here.

Introducing RCASU

The RCA Students' Union (RCASU) is here to represent, enrich, entertain and empower you as a student. It is a hub of activity – the Union organises events that offer an opportunity for students to get to know each other and to argue, agree, debate, dance, imagine and relax. Meet the current RCASU Co-Presidents team in this short video.

Meet Student Support

Our Student Support team is here to offer advice, support and practical guidance to current and prospective students of the RCA. Our team is made up of a diverse group of experienced staff who can provide support on a wide range of issues. We're here to help you get the most from your RCA experience and help iron out any challenges that crop up on the way.

Campus Map

Explore our three London sites in Kensington, Battersea, and White City with our interactive Google map.

Applications are still open for entry in 2021.

Click on the button below for step-by-step information on how to apply for our Graduate Diploma, MA, MRes and MPhil and PhD Programmes.