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Applications 2020/21

Applications are still open. If you would like to complete your application as soon as possible we will consider it. Please be aware that as the deadlines for our two main applications rounds have passed, your application will be subject to the availability of places. Some programmes have only waiting list places available. We are still accepting applications for Graduate Diploma Art & Design, MRes and Research programmes.

You can apply for your Programme of interest via our online application portal.

Open Days

Programmes offer Open Days between October and February, as well as during the graduate exhibition in June, when potential applicants can visit the facilities, meet current staff and students and find out more about studying at the RCA. Click here for details of Open Days for 2020/21 entry.

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 Menswear Fashion Womenswear | 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 | Postgraduate 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 research 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: Dr Mark Campbell 
School of Arts & Humanities: Pamela Golden
School of DesignDr Laura Ferrarello and Dr John Stevens
School of CommunicationDr Matt Lewis and Luke Pendrell

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



+44 (0)20 7590 4444
[email protected]