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Open Day

College-wide Open Day

24 June 2017 | 12pm – 5pm

College-wide

Find out where the world's no. 1 art and design university could take you.

Royal College of Art Open Days are a fantastic opportunity to find out whether the RCA is right for you. Our next Open Day will take place on Saturday 24 June 2017 across both our Kensington and Battersea sites.

During the day, you will have the chance to:

  • Attend a welcome talk and hear an introduction to the RCA, including our mission and plans for the future
  • Tour our facilities and the workspaces you could be studying in should you choose the RCA
  • Meet the academic staff on the programme(s) you are interested in studying
  • Attend a talk by Dr Catherine Dormor, Head of Research Programmes
  • Meet current students and hear about their experiences at the RCA
  • Visit Show 2017 and see graduating students present their final projects 

The full timetable of the day will be available shortly.

Following the tragic incident in Manchester we would kindly ask any guests joining us for our Open Day not to bring backpacks, rucksacks and luggage as we have been advised to put in place additional security. If you do have to bring baggage there will be a bag search on entry. Thank you for your understanding on this.


The following programmes will be represented at our Battersea site:

School of Fine Art
Contemporary Art Practice | Painting | Photography | Print | Sculpture | MRes RCA Fine Art Pathway

School of Material
Ceramics & Glass | Jewellery & Metal

The following programmes will be represented at our Kensington site:

School of Communication
Animation | Digital Direction | Information Experience Design | Visual Communication | MRes RCA Communication Design Pathway

School of Design
Design Products | Global Innovation Design | Innovation Design Engineering | Intelligent Mobility | Service Design | MRes RCA Design Pathway | MRes Healthcare & Design

School of Humanities
Critical Writing in Art & Design | Curating Contemporary Art | History of Design (with Victoria & Albert Museum) | MRes RCA Humanities Pathway

School of Material
Fashion | Textiles

School of Architecture *
Architecture | City Design | Environmental Architecture | Interior Design | MRes RCA Architecture Pathway

*Please note the Architecture Show 2017 is taking place offsite from 29 June – 2 July, but academic staff will be at Kensington for the Open Day.


Advance registration is now closed. If you would like to attend, you can still come along on the day and register on arrival. 

Free, but booking required. 

Book your place now.