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Our open days are an excellent way for you to learn more about what to expect from studying at the RCA.
In-person Open Days
Online Q&A sessions
Can't make it to the RCA in person? You can still meet our staff and get your questions answered by attending one of our online Q&A sessions.
MA City Design & MA Environmental Architecture
MFA, MDes, MEd and MRes programmes
MPhil / PhD Communication
MPhil / PhD Architecture
MPhil / PhD Design
MA Architecture & MA Interior Design
Additional Online Q&A sessions will be announced shortly. Please sign up to our Enquire to Study form to be the first to know when new events are announced.
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 Design
- 24 April, 12 noon GMT
School of Arts & Humanities
- 12 April, 4pm GMT
School of Communication
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.
Online Q&A - Student Visas and Immigration
The International Student Advisor provides free immigration advice to applicants, students and graduates of the university.
Funding & scholarships online advice sessions
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.
Watch back our recording with John Schless, Head of Student Experience.
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.
In March 2023, opportunities to meet with RCA staff will occur in:
- United States (Seattle, Atlanta and Austin)
- UAE (Dubai)
Check the Events section of the RCA website for details of upcoming events.
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.
14 April 2023
5 May 2023
Not able to attend one of our Open Days, or want to recap any key information? You can watch recordings of the School and programme presentations from our last Open Day in January 2023 using the links below:
Research degrees - MPhil / PhD / MRes
Questions about recruitment events
For any enquiries about recruitment events please email [email protected].
The RCA experience
If you have any questions about the application process, please complete an Enquire to Study form