January 5, 2023

Specialist postgraduate programmes

Royal College of Art

Aria Kiani, Ceramics & Glass MA student at the Royal College of Art, 2022. Photo: Royal College of Art.

From Animation and City Design to Photography and Writing, Royal College of Art programmes position themselves at the edge of creative thinking and innovation, enabling students to push the boundaries of their respective fields.

Situated in the cultural capital that is London, the Royal College of Art is made up of the School of Architecture, School of Arts & Humanities, School of Communication and School of Design.

Together they offer a wide variety of specialist Taught and Research programmes aimed at students from academic and artistic disciplines. These include MA, MRes, MSc, MPhil, PhD and Graduate Diploma qualifications. New MFA, MEd and MDes programmes launch in 2023.

Round two applications close February 15, 2023: Apply now.

Scholarship opportunities
The Royal College of Art believes it is vital to provide visible pathways of access to study. UK and International students can apply for a large number of scholarships. Awards such as the Logitech Scholarship programme support students from underrepresented groups, whilst others like the Märit Rausing Scholarships in Ceramics & Glass support specialised areas of study.

Graduate diploma
The Graduate Diploma Art & Design is designed to provide comprehensive preparation for joining a Master’s programme. During this 30 week pre-Master’s programme students join a global creative cohort, collaborating and developing their art and design practice.

The programme offers on-campus, online or dual-learning modes of study and mirrors the interdisciplinary nature of a Master’s, where students choose a specialism to study. Gaining a distinction on the Graduate Diploma guarantees students entry to MA and MRes programmes that reflect their specialism (subject to requirements and availability).

Apply by Monday April 3, 2023 to start the Graduate Diploma in May 2023.

Open days
Royal College of Art Open Days can be joined online or in-person at one of our London campuses. On-campus open days: Saturday 21 January 21, 2023 (campus-wide). Online open days: Wednesday January 11, 2023 / Thursday February 9, 2023. In addition, regular portfolio advice sessions are available for students considering an application. Register for an open day or book in to get portfolio advice.

International events
Academics from the Royal College of Art regularly attend global events and run sessions for prospective students. Future events will be taking place in countries including the US, Korea, Singapore and India. Explore RCA events.

Request more info: Enquire to study.

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