The RCA leads in the development of high-level interdisciplinary research in art and design.


Research at the RCA is undertaken across the range of art and design disciplines of the four Schools: Architecture, Communication, Design, and Art & Humanities. Academic staff and research students contribute to the research culture of individual programmes and Schools, pioneering research that realises the particular insights that art and design can offer. In addition, four major research themes provide a trans- and interdisciplinary framework: Cultures of Curating; Design, Innovation and Society; Dialogues of Form and Surface; and Image and Language


College Research

Research Student Applicants


  • Research Office
    Stevens Building
    2-6 Jay Mews
    London SW7 2EP

  • +44 (0)20 7590 4214