Studying at the RCA

Home to the world’s most diverse community of artists and designers, the Royal College of Art offers transformational experiences to our students, who go on to change the world we live in. We prepare our graduates with the skills, independence, resilience and creative thinking needed for successful careers as art and design practitioners.

Meet the RCA

Find out more about the RCA's diverse, inclusive, dynamic, critically engaged, collaborative creative environment – and the staff, students and alumni who are using their creativity to shape our world.

RCA 2020

Aspiring students are encouraged to view student work. Our online graduate show from 2020 is the perfect place to get to navigate, explore and immerse yourself in the work – and thinking – of the world's most talented emerging artists and designers.

International Students

Students come to the RCA from across the globe and bring with them a wide range of backgrounds, educational approaches and experiences. For advice on Visas, immigration, English language requirements, funding and advice on coming to London, join our Student Support International Student Advice Talk.

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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.