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Open Day

Get an insight into what studying at the RCA is like by attending one of our Open Days. With talks from tutors and students across the College, you'll get clarity on our programmes of study, student life and where the RCA could take you.

On campus Open Days

Our next on-campus Open Days will take place in December 2022 for prospective students looking to start in 2023.

White City: 8 December 2022

Programmes within the School of Communication are:

Animation MA | Communication Design MRes | Digital Direction MA | Information Experience Design MA | Visual Communication MA | Communication MPhil/PhD

Our White City campus also houses our:

Graduate Diploma Art & Design

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College-wide: 21 January 2023

Our next on-campus Open Days will take place in January 2023 for prospective students looking to start in 2023. Book your free place using the links below.

Graduate Diploma

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Research degrees

MRes, Architecture MPhil/PhD | Arts & Humanities MPhil/PhD | Communication MPhil/PhD | Computer Science MPhil/PhD | Design MPhil/PhD | Intelligent Mobility MPhil/PhD | V&A/RCA History of Design MPhil/PhD

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School of Architecture

Architecture MA | City Design MA | Environmental Architecture MA | Interior Design MA

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School of Arts & Humanities

Ceramics & Glass MA | Contemporary Art Practice MA | Curating Contemporary Art MA | Jewellery & Metal MA | Painting MA | Photography MA | Print MA | Sculpture MA | Writing MA | V&A/RCA History of Design MA

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School of Communication

Animation MA | Digital Direction MA | Information Experience Design MA | Visual Communication MA

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School of Design

Battersea: Design Products MA | ICL/RCA Innovation Design Engineering MA/MSc | Intelligent Mobility MA

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Kensington: Fashion MA | Healthcare & Design MRes | Service Design MA | Textiles MA

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Online Open Days

Can't make it to the RCA in person? You can still meet our staff and get a taste of life at the RCA by attending one of our online Open Days.

Wednesday 11 January 2023 (Online)

Thursday 2 February 2023 (Online)

Application advice sessions

Online Application Advice Sessions are hosted by our Schools' Admissions Tutors for prospective students regarding portfolio and application advice as well as general questions about programmes within the relevant School. Sessions are scheduled for the morning and afternoon (UK time) to suit applicants across the world. These sessions contain the same advice so you only need to attend once for any School.

School of Arts & Humanities

School of Communication

School of Design

Funding & scholarships online advice session

Deciding to study a postgraduate programme is an investment in your future. A prestigious degree from the RCA is a valuable and transformative experience and will take your education – and your employability – to the next level.

There are many funding options available for students who want to study at the RCA. They range from part-funding, for example paying part of your fees, to full-funding which covers programme fees, living expenses, and return flights to the UK.

Reserve a place on these online advice sessions with John Schless, Head of Student Experience, and get all your questions answered.

16 December 2022, 11–12am GMT

21 December 2022, 4.30–5.30pm GMT 

Meet the RCA

We host a range opportunities in cities around the world for prospective RCA students to meet with staff and alumni. These events can include 1-to-1 meets and portfolio advice, informal chats, presentations and workshops.

Check the Events section of the RCA website for details of upcoming events.

Portfolio advice webinar

Our admissions tutors have recorded some general advice on how to approach your portfolio submission. Please note that each programme has its own specific requirements, and you should review these requirements carefully before submitting your application. You can access these requirements by creating an account in our applicant portal. Once you've provided your basic information, we'll send you a link to access video and guidance notes explaining what the Head of Programme would like to see in your portfolio.

Hear portfolio advice from our Admissions Tutors

Recordings

Not able to attend, or want to recap any key information? You can watch recordings of the School and programme presentations from our last Open Day in November using at the links below:

Graduate Diploma

School of Architecture

School of Arts & Humanities

School of Communication

School of Design

Research degrees - MPhil / PhD / MRes

Admissions & Student Support FAQ

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If you have any questions about the application process, please complete an Enquire to Study form

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