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About the College
Explore our world-leading staff. We are the only UK art and design university where all academics are research active – meaning everything we teach is related to cutting-edge research.
The RCA works closely with a diverse range of community partners and participants to develop collaborative projects and create a positive impact in the social and cultural fabric of our local, national and global communities.
The Royal College of Art started life in 1837 as the Government School of Design. Granted a Royal Charter and university status in 1967, today the RCA remains the world’s most influential postgraduate institution of art and design.
The new flagship Battersea South campus, and the refurbishment of the Darwin Building on Kensington Gore.
Creating the scholarships that will support talented individuals, no matter what their background, to study at the RCA.