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.


Applications are now open for our 2023 intake. Find out more about our application process, entrance requirements and fees and funding.

Portfolio Advice

Get some general advice from our admissions tutors on how to approach your portfolio submission.

International Student Support

Moving to a new city is a big step. We have all the information you need to make this transition as smooth as possible – from visa applications to English Language requirements.

Eligibility and Key Dates

The RCA welcomes applications from talented, creative individuals from all over the world and from a range of backgrounds. What RCA students share is the potential, commitment and ambition to make change in the world through art and design. Find out everything you need to know about making an application for one of our postgraduate programmes.

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