Organisations we've worked with
Our MRes RCA: Communication Design Pathway gives students a unique opportunity to form a dynamic community centred around the research and practice of communication design – as a foundational structure of the world around us. Graduates from the programme have gone on to further study in academia and returned to their professional settings with renewed interest and understanding of the social and political resonances of their work. We spoke to the students and alumni of the Communication Design MRes to find out why communication design research matters to them.
Maayan Weisstub is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice incorporates collage, illustration, drawing, painting, VR filters and large-scale public installations.With a considerable social media following before she came to the RCA to study for our MA Information Experience Design, Maayan’s work is often humorous but always provoking – leaving her viewers with new perspectives on the human and even the non-human.
Our short courses
Dr Barbara Brownie
Assistant Dean (Education)
Dr Barbara Brownie is a design theorist who considers the relationship between clothes and the body, most recently concentrating on the dressed body in microgravity.
Dr Danielle Barrios-O’Neill
Head of Programme
Dr Danielle Barrios-O’Neill is a groundbreaking scholar in the field of experimental education, recognised for her work developing novel post-disciplinary methods of advanced serious play for societal change.
Professor Suzanne Buchan
Professor of Animation Aesthetics; Animation Research and Partnerships Lead
Suzanne has designed and delivered moving image courses for both practice- and theory-led students of architecture, fine art, fashion and film production. She has published widely, is founder and editor of Animation: An Interdisciplinary Journal (Sage), and is active as an exhibition curator.
Professor Teal Triggs
School Lead, Postgraduate Research
Teal is an educator, historian and writer whose research focuses primarily on graphic design history, criticism, design research methods, self-publishing and feminism.