MA Entrance Requirements
Candidates for all MA courses are assessed
on their existing qualities as demonstrated in
their work and in their interview, as well as on
their potential to benefit from the programme
and to achieve MA standards overall. The
assessment will consider: creativity, imagination
and innovation evident in the work; ability
to articulate the intentions of the work;
intellectual engagement in relevant areas;
appropriate technical skills; overall interview
performance, including oral use of English.
We seek to enrol students who:
- are imaginative, self-motivated, determined, passionate about their discipline, technically curious and professionally orientated
- understand that their commitment to the course is a significant investment in their future.
Applications should include:
- Recent work, including research and design development, and rendered illustrations and flats of at least four projects
- Garment imagery.
Please state “Fashion Womenswear” and, where appropriate, the area of specialism to which you are applying.
Candidates who do not 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.
If selected for interview your portfolio must include:
- Hard copies of recent work, including research and design development, and rendered
- illustrations and flats for at least four projects
- Garment images
- A finished toile or garment relating to one of your current portfolio projects
- The interview project responses.
- A research proposal
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.
"Our tutor was always interested in more unusual ideas. She would always encourage the weirder ideas, that come from a more real side of me. With that encouragement, I became more confident and allowed myself to be who I really am as a designer."Chu-Ting Lee
MA Fashion Womenswear, 2013 -2015