MA Entrance Requirements
Applicants must have completed or be in the final year of a first degree in an art and design or a 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 understanding of 3D form.
You must have completed or be in the final year of a first degree in art and design or a 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 understanding of 3D form.
- You should submit a portfolio (maximum size A3) which clearly communicates design ideas, demonstrates research methods and approaches and illustrates a broad range of design skills related to general design and automotive work.
- It is important that the portfolio clearly demonstrates an understanding of the various stages of the design process from research to conceptual development to final design presentation.
- Any multimedia presentations should be supported by hard copies as appropriate.
If selected for interview, you will be given a brief for a three-day design project that you will be expected to present at interview. Candidates who do speak English as their first language are required to produce evidence that within the previous two years they have achieved at least 93 in the TOEFL internet test with an additional writing test score of TWE 24 or an IELTS exam score of 6.5 with 6 in writing.
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.
Tuition fees for 15-month MA programmes in 2017/18 are: UK/EU: £14,500 per annum; Overseas: £34,000 per annum.
Tuition fees for 2-year MA programmes in 2017/18 are: UK/EU: £9,500 per annum (£19,000 total fee); Overseas: £28,400 per annum (£56,800 total fee).
Fees for joint MA/MSc programmes differ. See Tuition Fees for further information.
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 -