Professional Development

InnovationRCA delivers a series of expert-led masterclasses, mentoring programmes, coaching sessions and inspirational events to assist Royal College of Art students and graduates find fulfilling and successful professional careers

The Professional Development service targets students who want to get a job and ensure that they are given the skills, knowledge and tools to do so. The aim is to give practical training that will either help graduates find the right job or be more confident and able to manage their own creative businesses and practices.

The key theme of Employability is addressed through a series of interactive workshops and events involving experts.

Additionally, InnovationRCA offers a free programme - Springboard, which comprises one-to-one business co-mentoring and professional development support for alumni businesses in collaboration with international business consultants, PwC.

"The programme taught me how to transfer my skills of creative thinking into business; my confidence grew and it had a hugely positive impact on my business. As a direct consequence of taking part I have been offered investment. I also believe that without this experience, I may not have received a nomination for the 2016 Architectural Digest design awards." Kit Miles (MA Textiles, 2011)