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IT Services

Students and staff at the College are offered a wide variety of technology services, including:


Guidance and best practice for implementation and use of software, hardware, workflows and services for administration, infrastructure, study, research or academic purposes.

Online Software Training

Access to hundreds of software tutorial video courses on all major software and technologies form programming to audio and font design.

Digital Print

All formats laser and inkjet up to 60” and desktop 3D printing.


Authoritative and complete online directory of staff and student College contact information – containing all current school, department, programme and functional groups.

Noticeboards and Intranet

College-wide forums and web spaces that can be freely used by staff and students for any project or purpose from seeking accommodation to offering skills.

Email and Messaging

Every enrolled student, contracted member of staff and researcher is entitled to one fully qualified email account which graduating students can use FOR LIFE.

Equipment and Software Purchase

Advice and procurement of technology for staff and students.

Equipment Disposal

Regular, secure and environmentally-friendly disposal of redundant IT equipment.

File Services for Staff and Students

Network and cloud file systems and backups and a very high capacity File Transfer Service.

Internet Access

1000Mb/s at Kensington.
1000Mb/s at Battersea.
1000Mb/s between sites.

Learning Technologies

Moodle VLE, Mahara e-Portfolio, WordPress managed web projects, Google Drive and Eprints Repository.

Network Accounts

Personal accounts are issued to all staff and students and researchers, providing local secure access to email and numerous online services for the duration of their studies or employment.

Support for Mobile

Full support and help for connecting, securing and using personal mobile devices.

Technology Support

Dedicated technology teams for all staff, researchers and students to support all kinds of digital technology production, editing and output.

Software Licenses

A wide range of discounted or free software licenses are available to all RCA staff and students – including Microsoft Office, Adobe CC, Macintosh and Windows OS, Anti Virus, Autodesk 2D and 3D drafting visualisation and animation, Rhino and Solidworks 3D modelling software.

Eduroam WiFi

Extensive and secure fixed wireless networks for staff, students and visitors across all college buildings. Guest access and eduroam is supported over a, g and n wireless protocols.

More information

College users who require specific information can email