MA Entrance Requirements
Applicants must have completed or be in the final year of a first degree in an art and design or related subject. You will need a proven commitment to the discipline, with a high level of self-motivation and evidence of independent study. You should possess a high standard of illustrative skills and an understanding of 3D form.
Cross College Requirements
For full details of cross-College entrance requirements and portfolio requirements (if applicable), see MA Entrance Requirements.
Fees & Funding
Applicants to the RCA from England and the EU are likely to be eligible for the new Postgraduate Student Loan of up to £10,000 per course of study.
See Tuition Fees for a breakdown of costs for Home and Overseas students on each of our degrees.
Students should estimate the cost of living in London at £12,000–£15,000 per year.
If you are from the USA you should note that the Royal College of Art is designated as an eligible institution for American students to apply for a Guaranteed Student Loan under the new Direct Loan Program. The RCA's School Code is 00942300.
If you are considering applying to the College, you can prepare for your application by researching the academic programmes offered by each of the Schools, and accessing the Tuition Fees and Funding Support information available. The College provides a number of bursaries towards fees and the costs of living in London. They are available to home and EU students on a competitive basis. For further details, please see Financial Help.
"I’m writing my dissertation on the impact of automotive technology on society, looking at different automotive components throughout history and whether they’ve been readily adopted or rejected by society. Our next project is a collaboration with Textiles; I’m looking forward to working with people from such different backgrounds, and together we’ll be able to come up with a design for a complete vehicle."Pauline Mariotti
MA Vehicle Design 2016 -