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Open Day recordings

Not able to join one of our online or on-campus Open Days? No worries! Learn more about the Royal College of Art at your own pace with our video recordings.

Visit our Recordings page and hear directly from academics on your programme of interest.

Online Open Days

4-8 December 2023

Our next Online Open Days will take place from 4-8 December 2023. Learn more about our programmes and ask any questions you might have. Programme sessions are taking please throughout the week.

Book your free ticket here.

On-campus Open Days

Join our on-campus Open Day to see what life is like at the RCA and meet staff and students.

Saturday 20 January (Battersea campus)

  • 10am School of Arts & Humanities Open Day - book here
  • 12pm noon School of Design (Battersea) Open Day - book here

Saturday 27 January (Kensington campus)

  • 10am School of Architecture Open Day - book here
  • 10am MRes Master of Research Open Day - book here
  • 10am MEd Creative Education Open Day - book here
  • 12pm noon School of Design (Kensington) Open Day - book here

Saturday 27 January (White City campus)

  • 10am School of Communication Open Day - book here

Graduate Diploma Open Days

On campus: 31 January 2024

Join us for our on campus Open Day on Wednesday 31 January 2024, 3.30pm GMT, taking place at our White City campus.

Book your free place

Online Open Day: 6 March 2024

Join our Graduate Diploma Online Open Day at 2pm GMT to hear more about how you can join the programme online.

Book your free place

Online Q&A - Portfolio advice

Find out what we're looking for in portfolios through joining one of our Online Portfolio Q&A sessions. You will also be able to ask questions to our Admission tutors regarding your portfolio and application.

School of Communication

  • Monday 27 November, 12pm noon GMT
  • Monday 22 January, 4pm GMT
  • Monday 26 February, 12pm GMT
  • Monday 25 March, 4pm GMT
  • Monday 29 April, 12pm noon BST

Register for these sessions here.

School of Design

  • Wednesday 29 November, 4pm GMT
  • Thursday 25 January, 4pm GMT
  • Tuesday 27 February, 12.30pm GMT
  • Monday 25 March, 10am GMT
  • Monday 22 April, 4pm BST

Register for these sessions here.

School of Arts & Humanities

Dates to be confirmed.

School of Architecture

For portfolio advice, please join on of our Online Open Days.

Online Q&A - Scholarships & Funding

Deciding to study a postgraduate programme is an investment in your future. Join this session to learn more about the application process and ask any questions you might have.

Upcoming sessions

  • Tuesday 30 January, 4pm GMT

Register for this session here. You can find a recording from a previous presentation via this link.

Online Q&A - How to Apply

Join this session to hear from our Admissions team on how to apply, and ask any questions you might have about the application process.

Upcoming sessions

  • Tuesday 16 January, 11am GMT
  • Tuesday 12 March, 11am GMT

Register for these sessions here.

Campus tours

Join one of our student ambassadors on a tour of our campus and facilities and get a feel for what studying at the RCA is like.


Our next campus tours take place on:

  • Friday 8 December 2023
  • Friday 2 February 2024

To book a place, please use the links below. We only allow one extra guest per visitor.

Meet the RCA around the World

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.

Questions about recruitment events

For any enquiries about recruitment events please email [email protected].

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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