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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:

Executive Education:

Design Research Methods for Professional Spatial Designers | Designing Services & Products with Artificial Intelligence Design Thinking & Innovation | Future Trends & Global Innovation | Creative Leadership: Service & Social Innovation | Creative Leadership: Making the Case for Design | Creative Leadership: Innovating with People | Creative Leadership: Closer to Your Consumer | Make it Better: Inclusive Design for Healthcare | Space for Thought: Creating Workplaces for Innovation

Summer Courses:

Advanced Millinery Course | Architecture Summer School | Contemporary Art | Criticism & Curating | Disruptive Market Innovation through Design | How to Write About Contemporary Art |  Introduction to Coding for Artists & Creatives | The Future of Fashion Innovation & Systems | The Future of Retail Design | Visual Communication: Publishing as Critical Practice

Current Masterclasses and Workshops

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