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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 summer:

4 July 2018 (3 days) – Interior Design: The Future of Retail Design

16 July 2018 (5 days) – Architecture Summer School

16 July 2018 (5 days) – Visual Communication: Publishing as Critical Practice

17 July 2018 (4 days) – Disruptive Market Innovation through Design

23 July 2018 (5 days) – Criticism & Curating Summer School

30 July 2018 (5 days) – How to Write About Contemporary Art

20 August 2018 (5 days) – Introduction to Coding for Artists & Creatives

20–21 September 2018 (2 half days) – Future Trends & Global Innovation

19 November 2018 (1 day) – Designing Services & Products with Artificial Intelligence

New dates coming soon for autumn 2018 – Design Thinking & InnovationRCA and Wallpaper*: Business of Design Conference

We also offer:

Contemporary Art Summer School | Creative Leadership: Service & Social Innovation | Creative Leadership: Making the Case for Design | Creative Leadership: Innovating with People | Creative Leadership: Closer to Your Consumer | Design Research Methods for Professional Spatial Designers | Designing Informative Experiences in Mixed & Virtual Reality | Make it Better: Inclusive Design for Healthcare | Space for Thought: Creating Workplaces for Innovation |  The Future of Fashion Innovation & Systems 

Current Masterclasses and Workshops

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