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.

Our Schools

The four schools of Architecture, Arts & Humanities, Communication and Design are centres of excellence, where our students study and our cutting-edge research takes place.

Meet the RCA

All of the College’s academic staff are practitioners in art, design or related disciplines. We also attract some of the most eminent artists, designers, intellectuals and business people working in their fields to give seminars, lectures, masterclasses, crits and individual tutorials. Meet some of our outstanding academics and support staff here.

Explore Student Work

Aspiring students are encouraged to view student work. Our online graduate show 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

Information for international students, from immigration advice and pre-arrival information to housing advice and details about funding and finances.