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Applications 2021/22

Applications are open for our September 2021 intake and the Graduate Diploma Art & Design January intake

You can apply for your Programme of interest via our online application portal. Please ensure you visit the Application Process  webpage before starting you application. 

Open Days

The RCA is currently offering online open days to allow potential students to find out more about the RCA experience, programmes, admissions and funding. Click here for details of open days for 2021/22 entry and to register to attend. Aspiring students are also are encouraged to attend the online Work-In-Progress (WIP) show in January and graduate exhibition in June, to view student work.

Entrance Requirements

For general entry requirements and guidance for applicants, see Entrance Requirements.


For complete programme information, including specific entry requirements, and student interviews, see the links below:

Animation | Architecture | Ceramics & Glass | City Design | Contemporary Art Practice | Critical & Historical Studies | Curating Contemporary Art Design Products | Digital DirectionEnvironmental Architecture | Fashion Global Innovation Design | Jewellery & Metal History of Design Information Experience Design Innovation Design Engineering | Interior Design | MRes RCA: Architecture PathwayMRes RCA: Communication Design Pathway | MRes RCA: Design Pathway | MRes RCA: Fine Art & Humanities Pathway | Painting | Photography | Graduate Diploma in Art & DesignPrint | Service Design | Sculpture | Textiles Intelligent Mobility | Visual Communication Writing

Please note that information is updated annually, so do check current details when you make your application, even if you are already familiar with the Programme and guidance for applicants. 


Information about PhD and MPhil programmes at the RCA, including subject-area research profiles, current MPhil and PhD research projects and funding is available under research

Tuition Fees and Funding

Click on the link for details of current tuition fees and funding opportunities. These pages will be updated regularly with current funding information, so do check back during your application process for updated information.

International Students

Students from outside the UK can access specific guidance about visa applications, pre-arrival information, accommodation and funding your studies in International Student Support.

Admissions Tutors

Admission Tutors work across a given School to oversee recruitment processes and where appropriate conduct interviews and make offers.

School of Architecture: Ian Higgins
School of Arts & Humanities: John Slyce
School of Design: Dr Rob Phillips and Freddie Robbins
School of Communication: Joe King 

Initial application queries should be directed to Admissions at [email protected] or +44 (0)20 7590 4444



+44 (0)20 7590 4444
[email protected]