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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 there may be opportunities to visit exhibitions and talks at our campuses over the Summer months. Information on all events open to the public are listed here.

Recordings of Previous Open Days

MA/MRes Programmes

Replay our online Open Day talks for all MA programmes which took place in November 2021

School of Architecture Talks

School of Arts & Humanities Talks

School of Communication Talks

School of Design Talks

February 2022 Open Day: Selected MA Programmes / MRes RCA

Replay the talks from our 26 February Open Day. Watch presentations from the following programmes: MA/MSc Global Innovation Design; MA/MSc Innovation Design Engineering; MA Intelligent Mobility; MA Service Design; MA Textiles;; MA Writing; MRes RCA: Pathways in Architecture, Communication, Fine Art & Humanities and Design

Plus an opportunity to hear from some of the finalists of this year's Grand Challenge project.

Replay the talks here

Graduate Diploma Art & Design Open Day Recording

A recording from our recent Graduate Diploma Art & Design Open Day.

Replay the Graduate Diploma Art & Design Presentation

Research Open Day Recording

A recording from our recent Research Open Evening held in 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

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