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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.

Future Open Day dates will be added to this page as soon as they become available. Fill out our Enquire to Study form to be informed when dates are confirmed.

If you would like to visit our campus – We are hoping to be able to offer some campus tours in 2022. Keep an eye on this page for more information. There may also be opportunities to visit exhibitions and talks at our campuses over the coming months. Information on all events open to the public are listed here.

Upcoming Open Days

Monday 7 February, 2pm: MA V&A/RCA History of Design Open Day

An event for prospective applicants and offer holders for MA V&A/RCA History of Design. Programme tutors from the RCA and V&A will offer open day attendees a choice of gallery tours and there will also be a chance to talk to staff and students from the programme.

Please note that this event will be held at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Numbers are limited and pre-registration is essential.

Book a place here

Recordings of Previous Open Days

MA/MRes Programmes – Open Day Recordings

Replay our online Open Day talks which took place in November 2021 for all MA programmes, School of Communication Research degrees and MRes Healthcare & Design.

In addition to our programme talks you can also hear advice for international students from our student support team; our admissions team will talk you through the application process; and you can find out more about funding options and how to be considered for one of our scholarships.

Please note that if you did not register for one of our November Open Days, you will need to create an account and log in to view the talks.

Replay our Open Day talks

Graduate Diploma Art & Design Open Day Recording

A recording from our recent Graduate Diploma Art & Design Open Day held on 13 October 2021.

Replay the Graduate Diploma Art & Design Presentation

Research Open Day Recording

A recording from our recent Research Open Evening held on 13 October 2021. Includes an introduction to research at the RCA from our School and Research Centre leads.

Replay the Research Open Evening Presentation

Portfolio Advice

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

Contact us

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

Register your interest with us here
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