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Custom masterclasses and workshops

Through our portfolio of innovation masterclasses and workshops, the RCA provides senior-level professionals and business leaders with critical business skills.

We deliver courses on design thinking, service design, creative leadership, disruptive innovation, entrepreneurship, human-centred design, artificial Intelligence and healthcare design.

We can tailor the curriculum for a day, a week, or several weeks over the course of a year with interrelated projects.

Courses can be delivered online, on-campus, hybrid or at partner organisations. Previous courses have been delivered in Dubai, Japan, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Germany and Mexico.

Current portfolio of Executive Education Masterclasses here.

Courses for universities and training academies

We deliver custom executive education programmes for universities and company leadership training academies globally.

Clients include: Bertelsmann, Beijing Normal University, Donghua University, European Broadcasting Union: Academy, Fudan University, Imperial College London, ITV, Lego Design Academy, Majid al Futtaim: Leadership Institute, National University of Singapore: EMBA, PwC, Royal Bank of Scotland, Shanghai University and University of Europe.

Joint courses with business, government and the public sector

We collaborate with business, government, non-for-profits organisations and the public sector to jointly develop courses to meet the needs of their partners, clients and stakeholders.

Clients include: British Council, Design Museum, Dentsu Japan, Hertfordshire: Local Enterprise Partnerships, Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC), Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), London & Partners, PwC, TCS Consultants, UK Government and Civil Servants.

Download the RCA Executive Education Brochure 2021-22.

Explore case studies of custom programmes here.

RCA Short Courses

Many of our existing short courses and summer schools can be adapted, combined or customised for the particular needs of an organisation. The short courses reflect the college’s unique studio-based learning philosophy with small class sizes, practical group work, rich interaction between students and academics, enhanced peer-to-peer networking and a certificate of achievement on completion.

We attract a global mix of participants from over 60 countries and include: architecture, communication design, contemporary art, curating, interior design and human-centred design.

We provide unparalleled opportunities to access our world-leading teaching, researchers, guest practitioners and facilities, as well as collaborate and connect with an international network of peers.

Current portfolio of RCA short courses and summer schools here.

Custom executive education

More information

During the enquiry stage, we will ask a series of questions to determine the ideal format. We would like to better understand:

  • your programme goals and objectives
  • specific topics or subjects to cover
  • target audience (size of cohort, executive level)
  • timing and duration (potential dates and frequency of delivery)
  • how it fits with broader development and strategic goals
  • location
  • potential budget for the custom programme (see open Executive Masterclasses for examples).

We will assess your needs, begin conversations with your team and follow with a written proposal.

Once an agreement has been signed, the RCA will assign a member of the RCA faculty team whose expertise align with your goals and objectives to lead the programme.

We will collaborate with you throughout the process to ensure that we design, develop and deliver tailored learning solutions that meet your specific needs.

Following each programme, we capture participant feedback, conduct a client debriefing and refine content as needed for future programmes.

Each custom programme is delivered by a leading RCA faculty member whose subject-matter expertise aligns with your specific learning objectives and strategic goals.

Programmes focus on cutting-edge innovations and our key areas of expertise include:

We can leverage world-class design research expertise and teaching from the Schools of Architecture, Arts & Humanities, Design and Communication.

Our award winning research centres and incubators include the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Material Science Research Centre, the Intelligent Mobility Design Centre and InnovationRCA.

Our graduates lead and influence many of the world’s global businesses, including including Apple, Bentley, Burberry, IDEO, Jaguar Land Rover, Kia Motors, Porsche and Samsung.

Our custom courses can be delivered online via synchronous sessions in a live virtual environment.


  • engage with the RCA’s esteemed academics and facilitators via an audio & video conferencing service with simultaneous translation and captioning (where applicable)
  • access resources on the College's virtual learning platform
  • work with peers in breakout rooms using visual collaboration tools in real time

Certain short courses may be delivered face to face at our central London Kensington, Battersea and White City sites. Our state-of-the-art facilities and collaborative learning spaces, combined with our central London location, create an exciting environment that supports both personal and professional growth, and maximises learning potential.


RCA Short Courses will continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation in the period up to the course dates.

Our planning incorporates the latest UK Government guidance as well as consideration of how best to ensure a safe and inclusive learning space for participants and staff team.

Our participants health, wellbeing and quality of experience while attending our on-campus courses is paramount to us.

Full details of the Covid safe guidelines in place for the course will be provided to you in advance of your start date with your welcome information.

Disclaimer: Change to online delivery

It may be necessary due to Covid-19 restrictions to change the mode of delivery to live online or postpone to a later date.

We will endeavour to notify all participants in advance of any changes, no later than 2 weeks before the course start date.

Terms & conditions apply.

Explore recent case studies with universities and training academies:

Explore recent case studies with business, government and the public sector:

Please get in contact with us if you would like to discuss developing a custom programme:

Contact us

Get in touch to find out how we can help your business succeed.

Email us at
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Executive Education Team