Open Days

Open Days are held from November to January every year to enable applicants to visit the College and meet staff and students.

If you are considering applying to the College for 2016/17, you can prepare for your application by researching the academic programmes offered by each of the Schools, and accessing the following pages: ApplicationsApplication Guidance, and Fees & Funding


Tuesday 3 November 2015, 2–5pm, Gorvy Lecture Theatre, Battersea 
An Open Day for prospective MRes, MPhil and PhD students across all six Schools: ArchitectureCommunicationDesignFine ArtHumanities and Material.
Click here for a programme of events.

Thursday 10 December 2015, 3–5pm, Workshop for Preparing a Research Application to the School of Humanities – click here for further information.

Please note the Priority Deadline for 2016/17 research student applications to the RCA is 1 December 2015.

School of Architecture

ArchitectureInterior Design | Wednesday 4 February 2016
9.30am – 6.30pm

Darwin Building, Kensington. Click here for a full programme.

School of Communication

AnimationInformation Experience DesignVisual Communication | Tuesday 13 January, 10.30am–5.30pm
Lecture Theatre 1, Darwin Building, Kensington. Click here for a full schedule. And click here to book a place.

School of Design

Design InteractionsDesign Products, Global Innovation DesignInnovation Design Engineering, Service DesignVehicle Design |  Thursday 28 January, 2–6pm
Lecture Theatre 1, Darwin Building, Kensington
Includes tours of the School of Design Work-in-progress Show and a portfolio surgery.

School of Fine Art

Contemporary Art PracticePaintingPhotographyPrintmakingSculpture | Tuesday 10 November and Wednesday 18 November, 2–5.30pm
Dyson Building, Battersea

School of Humanities

Curating Contemporary Art | Tuesday 9 February 2016, 2–5pm
CCA Seminar Room, Stevens Building, Kensington
Click here for a schedule of events. Contact to book a place and for further details about the programme.

V&A/RCA History of Design | Tuesday 12 January 2016, 10am
Humanities Seminar Room, Stevens Building, Kensington
Click here for a schedule of events. To book a place and for further details contact

Critical Writing in Art & Design | Monday 14 March 2016, 2–4pm
CWAD Seminar Room, Stevens Building, Kensington
To find out more details and to book a place please email

School of Material

Ceramics & GlassFriday 22 January, 2–5pm
Woo Building, Battersea

Fashion MenswearFashion Womenswear | Wednesday 20 January 2016, 2.30pm
Darwin Building, Kensington. 
Click here to book a place.

Jewellery & Metal | Thursday 12 November, 2–5pm
Meet outside Dyson Building, Battersea

Textiles | Thursday 17 December 2015 and Wednesday 20 January 2016, 2pm
Darwin Building, Kensington
For queries or further information contact


+44 (0)20 7590 4444

See Maps & Visiting for plans of our campuses and travel information.

Design Interactions studio
Design Interactions studio
Photographer: Richard Haughton