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Practice Mentors

MA Interior Design

Each MA Interior Design student is assigned to a 'practice mentor' at the start of the academic year. Practice mentors are professional, practicing interior designer who offers you a professional perspective on your studio work and long term career intentions. Practice mentors and students meet four times a year and offer a vital link to practice in London. Some mentor relationships have developed into internships and part-time work. 

'I love knowledge sharing and collaboration and the practice mentor programme is the ideal platform for cross fertilisation of ideas. As an alumnus of the RCA, I feel it is extremely important to share professional expertise, guidance and insights on promoting design excellence in the constraints of a commercial environment with emerging RCA talent.

The programme is a fantastic opportunity to encourage my mentee to find her voice in the design debate while helping her position her design skills in the context of professional practice. Working with my mentee has been a great pleasure, her commitment to the work and engagement sessions has been exceptional, inspiring and energising.

I look forward to continue working with her and seeing her develop her full potential as a practicing Interior designer.'

– Mijail Gutierrez, Design Director, Associate Principal