Head of Programme Welcome
Architecture at the RCA sets out to inspire design innovation. The Programme expands the possibilities of architecture and its agency in the world by encouraging a speculative, independent and critical ethos among its students. The two-year long Programme conceives of architecture as a diverse and complex set of practices that move beyond traditional distinctions and limits in the field. A radical and innovative approach to pedagogy and research, as well as a commitment to an open-minded, experimental studio-culture, sets the RCA apart.
Teaching in the MA Programme
revolves around the Architectural Design Studio (ADS). Each ADS is understood as a
platform for design research organised around important global challenges and
opportunities such as ecology, housing, urbanism, mobility and manufacturing.
- an intensive series of seminars, lectures, workshops and symposia that cultivate new and experimental approaches to the discipline
- an ideal environment for students looking to develop a distinctive voice in the field
- the opportunity to present your work to the profession and the general public at the graduate show
- a unique chance to collaborate with future leaders in other art and design disciplines including photography, sculpture, visual communications and animation
MA Architecture currently includes:
"We seek to prepare students to design cleverly and provocatively, but also to be critically engaged in the real world."