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Critical & Historical Studies

Head of programme

Joe Kerr
Joe Kerr

The Royal College of Art provides a unique environment for postgraduate art and design students to reflect upon their own practice and to engage critically with students from their own and other disciplines. As part of the ‘university experience’ of being at the College, all first-year MA students in the studio-based Schools follow a weekly schedule delivered by the Critical & Historical Studies (CHS) programme.



Student info

Student stories

  • Dionea Rocha Watt

    Dionea Rocha-Watt

    I enjoyed the dissertation process in my Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery MA at the Royal College of Art so much that the Critical & Historical Studies tutors encouraged me to apply to do research by thesis. I went straight from the MA to the MPhil and transferred to a PhD in May.




  • Critical & Historical Studies
    Stevens Building
    2-6 Jay Mews
    London SE7 4EP

  • +44 (0)20 7590 4483