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GenerationRCA: People

Home to the world’s most diverse community of artists and designers, the Royal College of Art offers transformational experiences to students who go on to transform the world. We are committed to providing an outstanding education to talented individuals – regardless of background or financial circumstances.

It’s astonishing to think that – in a global population of seven billion – the RCA trains just 2,000 people every year. And yet this unique and specialist postgraduate university, its students and alumni, continually deliver an eye-opening number of the inspired design solutions and cultural contributions that shape our society.

We believe that creative invention and innovation spring from individual imagination. We nurture creative leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs to break moulds, push boundaries, and bend traditions and rules.

We are immensely proud of our students. Our alumni include creative giants from Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth to David Hockney, Bridget Riley and Chris Ofili, from James Dyson and Zandra Rhodes to Clare Waight Keller, Christopher Bailey and David Adjaye.

Without the RCA, these luminaries would not have been able to make their mark. Financial circumstances should not be a barrier to world-class education. Funding vital scholarships will enable us to offer more places to the most gifted individuals.

Find out how you can support GenerationRCA.

Named Scholarships

Please contact us if you are interested in discussing how your gift could name a scholarship.

The RCA Fund

The RCA Fund supports students who need financial support to be able to complete their studies.

Students in front of the Albert Memorial
Students in front of the Albert Memorial

Find out how you can support GenerationRCA


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Development & Alumni Relations Office
Royal College of Art
Kensington Gore
London SW7 2EU
United Kingdom

"I was incredibly fortunate to be awarded a scholarship to the RCA [...] I can say, without question, I would not be where I am today had it not been for that support." Christopher Bailey CBE

(MA Fashion Womenswear, 1994)