Applications 2016/17

Applications are open for all programmes with the exception of Design Interactions, Painting, Photography and Print. Information on the application process is provided below.

Through this page you will find easy access to programme information on the web, as well as details on how to apply to study for an MA, MPhil, MRes or PhD at the College for 2016/17, including entrance requirements, application dates and deadlines, fees and information about making practical arrangements and financing your studies. For any specific queries, please email Admissions

Online Applications

See Application Process for a full schedule of key application dates. If you are considering applying to the College, you can prepare for your application by researching the Programme, and accessing the Application Guidance information. Please make sure you read the guidance before you fill in your application.

You can apply online from 2 October 2015. All programmes welcome enquiries regarding MA, MPhil, MRes and PhD study throughout the year. 

Open Days

Programmes offer Open Days between October and January, when potential applicants can visit the facilities, meet current staff and students and find out more about studying at the RCA. Click here for details of Open Days for 2016/17 entry.

Online Videos

Overseas students and others who are unable to visit the College before they apply can see specially created videos of RCA students in each teaching programme (via the programme links below). These give a real feel of life at the College, why to apply, what the programmes offer, all through the voices of real students talking about the benefits of their time at the RCA.

Entrance Requirements

For general entry requirements and guidance for applicants, see Entrance Requirements.


For complete programme information, including specific entry requirements, and student interviews, see the links below:

Animation | Architecture | Ceramics & Glass | Contemporary Art Practice | Critical & Historical Studies | Critical Writing in Art & Design | Curating Contemporary Art Design Interactions | Design ProductsFashion Menswear Fashion Womenswear | Global Innovation Design | Jewellery & Metal History of Design Information Experience Design Innovation Design Engineering | Interior Design | MRes RCA: Communication Design Pathway | MRes RCA: Design Pathway | MRes RCA: Fine Art Pathway | MRes RCA: Humanities PathwayPainting | Photography Print | Service Design | Sculpture | Textiles Vehicle Design | Visual Communication 

Please note that information is updated annually, so do check current details when you make your application, even if you are already familiar with the programme and guidance for applicants. 


Information about Research at the RCA, including subject-area research profiles, current MPhil and PhD research projects and funding is available under Research

Tuition Fees and Funding

Click on the link for details of current Tuition fees and funding opportunities. These pages will be updated regularly with current funding information, so do check back during your application process for updated information.

International Students

Students from outside the UK can access specific guidance about visa applications, pre-arrival information, accommodation and funding your studies in International Student Support.


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