The Royal College of Art offers a growing portfolio of short courses that include senior-level executive masterclasses, summer courses and custom executive education programmes for businesses and organisations.
Short courses at the RCA are offered throughout the year to provide unparalleled opportunities for participants to access its world-leading teaching, researchers, practitioners and facilities.
At the RCA we offer a range of Short Courses and Executive Masterclasses. Courses designed to address the professional and personal development goals of our participants in subject areas that include: design thinking, contemporary art, curating, design, architecture, service design, interior design and visual communication.
Courses develop personal and professional networks. Last year we welcomed over 35 different nationalities on our open short courses.
The RCA has a history of delivering customised senior-level education programmes for business, government, the public sector and universities globally. Courses are delivered locally at our London campus at your premises or other venues in the UK and internationally.
Previous courses have been delivered in Finland, Norway, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, China and Mexico, for clients including Bertelsmann, Samsung, Fujitsu, Visa and TCS Consultants.
Many of our existing short courses can be adapted, combined or customised for the particular needs of an organisation. The courses are ideally suited for groups of 15 to 30 or more participants.
Learn more about custom executive education programmes.
- Access to our renowned faculty of academics and industry specialists.
- Advanced level lectures and seminars by RCA academic faculty that teach on the postgraduate degree programmes.
- Notable guest speakers with industry specialism and leading professional practitioners in their field.
- Practical group work and exercises fostering inspiration through participation and making.
- Visits to London’s major collections, museums, galleries and design studios.
Architecture Summer School
22–26 July 2019
Contemporary Art Summer School
22 July – 10 August 2019 FULLY BOOKED & APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Curating Contemporary Art and Design: Theory and Practice
22–26 July 2019 FULLY BOOKED & APPLICATIONS CLOSED
Graphic Design: Typography Summer Intensive
8–12 July 2019 FULLY BOOKED
Graphic Design: Editorial Design Summer Intensive
15–19 July 2019 FULLY BOOKED
Interior Design: The Future of Retail Design
1–3 May 2019 FULLY BOOKED
Executive Education Courses
Designing Services & Products with Artificial Intelligence
12 July 2019
Design Thinking & Innovation
12–13 September 2019
Disruptive Market Innovation Through Design
16–19 July 2019 FULLY BOOKED
28-29 November 2019 NEW AUTUMN DATES
Service Design Masterclass
25-26 November 2019 NEW AUTUMN DATES
Custom Short Courses
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