Short Courses

The Royal College of Art offers access to its world-leading researchers, practitioners and facilities through a new portfolio of short executive innovation masterclasses and workshops.

The RCA is renowned for teaching and incubating real-world innovation and is recognised as the top postgraduate university in the world for Art and Design.

Our graduates lead and influence many of the world’s global businesses (including CEOs of Burberry and Kia Motors; chief designers of Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, Porsche and Samsung; industrial designers at Apple).

In 2016, the World Economic Forum ‘Future of Jobs’ research report highlights that by 2020, critical thinking and creativity will be in the top three most important business skills. The RCA is well placed to help businesses explore and embed their skills.

We also offer short courses for artists, critical thinkers, curators and writers who wish to move their practice forward, either as a change of career or development of their personal and professional experience.

Former participants say: ‘A fun event which has taught me a lot about using design thinking in our business. It also provided an excellent networking opportunity.’ (Tata Consultancy Services employee)

Find out more about our courses this year:

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Early bird course fee until 18 April 2019


Interior Design: The Future of Retail Design 1–3 May 2019 

Creative Leadership 20–21 May 2019 

Service Design Masterclass 23–24 May 2019 


Graphic Design: Typography Summer Intensive 8–12 July 2019 

Graphic Design: Editorial Design Summer Intensive 15–19 July 2019 

Disruptive Market Innovation Through Design 16–19 July 2019

Architecture Summer School 22–26 July 2019 

Contemporary Art Summer School 22 July – 10 August 2019 

Curating Contemporary Art and Design: Theory and Practice 22–26 July 2019 


Design Thinking & Innovation 12–13 September 2019  

We also offer:

Designing Services & Products with Artificial Intelligence |  Future Trends & Global Innovation | Make it Better: Inclusive Design for Healthcare | Space for Thought: Creating Workplaces for Innovation


For more information, please visit our FAQ page. 

Current Masterclasses and Workshops