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Designing for an Ageing Population

8 & 9 December 2022 (on campus) FULLY BOOKED

Service Design Masterclass

2 – 7 February & 11 – 16 May 2023 (online)

Creative Leadership
23 & 24 March 2023 (on campus)

Human-Centred Design for Intelligent Mobility
29, 30 & 31 March 2023 (online)

Design Thinking & Innovation in Collaboration with the Design Museum

2 & 3 May 2023 (on campus)

Creative Strategies for the Future of Work

New dates to be announced soon

Unleashing Innovation
New dates to be announced soon

Co-Designing Innovation
New dates to be announced soon

“Learning how co-creation can boost your workforce, change the whole company mindset, improve collaboration and bring user to the center stage was mind-blowing. We need more of that in the world. Innovation is just one crazy eight away.”

Alexis De los Santos, Product Designer, 2022

“I got usable and relevant insights to apply at my work space. I learned how to communicate complex topics in a more precise and understandable manner through the combination of human centred design and business thinking.”

Tarik Serefli, Customer Experience Designer, 2022

“The presentations blended design-thinking approaches and practical examples and focused on the responsibility of service designers”

Brittney Dunkins, Content Designer at Facebook, 2021

“I enjoyed interacting with a wide variety of people united by a desire to make things. better for customers”

Shelagh Martin, Head of Customer Design HSBC, 2021

“This experience helped me realise that diversity fuels innovation. I learnt that together we could come up with new ideas that can offer maximum value to our customers.”

Eloisa Gaibisso, Fashion and Textiles Designer, Uruguay 2021

“I learned new tools and new design methodologies that will definitely add value to my career and years to come. I can't wait to implement these learnings in future challenges!”

Nico Kedzierski, Marketing Lead, Fjord Argentina 2021
Service Design Masterclass 2022

Register your interest for our executive education masterclasses.

Find out more about Custom Executive Education.

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About Executive Education

  • World-class professional and personal development
  • Advanced level lectures and seminars by RCA academic faculty who teach on the postgraduate degree programmes
  • Notable guest speakers and professional practitioners connected to industry
  • Real time interaction with the course leaders to exchange ideas and receive feedback
  • Learn about the RCA's most recent case studies and practices
  • Opportunity to collaborate and connect with an international network of peers
  • Business critical skills essential for the twenty-first century
  • Certificate of achievement on completion.

The World Economic Forum ‘Future of Jobs’ research report highlighted that by 2022, in the context of technological advances including AI, ‘human’ skills such as creativity, critical thinking and empathy will be among the top three most important business skills.

  • “Learning by doing” drawing upon the ethos of the RCA studio context, an immersive space where interdisciplinary and creativity push the boundaries of innovation
  • Teaching via a mixture of case studies, lectures, and small group exercises, you’ll gain the strategies, tools, and insights to solve your most challenging problems
  • Clear, simple digital technologies and flexible learning models to enable our participants to navigate e-learning with the guidance and support of our expert faculty.

Our online short courses, masterclasses and workshops are organised in synchronous sessions in a live virtual environment.


  • engage with the RCA’s esteemed academics and facilitators via the audio and video conferencing service Zoom
  • access resources on the College's learning platform Moodle
  • work with peers in breakout rooms in real time using visual collaboration tools such as Miro.

Certain short courses may be delivered face to face at our campuses in London.


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.

Our courses are an opportunity to collaborate with a global network of peers.

We have been running these courses for more than 5 years and have attracted a high calibre individuals and organisations from over 60 countries.

Past participant industries include:

  • financial services, technology, manufacturing, healthcare, education, consulting, pharmaceuticals, advertising/marketing, museums, education, artists and designers.

Past companies include:

  • Adidas, AstraZeneca, BAA plc, BBC, Bertelsmann, Dentsu, European Broadcasting Union, Facebook, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, GlaxoSmithKline, Google, HSBC, Hong Kong Civil Service Bureau, IBM, ITOCHU, J.P. Morgan, Medronic, Panasonic, PwC, Samsung, Sharjah Art Foundation, Singapore Airlines, Sony, Statoil, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, and more.

Our experts can develop custom executive education programmes for business, government, the public sector and universities globally.

Many of our existing open executive education and short courses can be adapted, combined or customised for the particular needs of an organisation. The courses are ideally suited for groups of 15 to 30 or more participants.

Learn more about our custom programmes here.

Download the RCA Executive Education Brochure 2021-22.

Contact us to discuss developing a custom programme:

Peter Christian, Head of Executive Education

Hattie Allen, Executive Education Manager

Contact us

Get in touch with Jo Chounta if you'd like to find out more about this or any of our other short courses.

Email us at
[email protected]
Executive Education Team