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“The location of the College is remarkable because it is in central London, the V&A and the Design Museum are close. There’s so many galleries and exhibitions that one can visit. London is amazing. It's big so you can never get bored!”

RCA Design Products MA student

Upcoming on campus short courses:

Architecture Summer School

15–19 July 2024

Applications open

"An intense and immersive architecture & interior design summer school offering design studio experience, visits, lectures and skills training."

Sabrina Morreale and Lorenzo Perri, Short Course Leaders


Building a Globally Successful Creative Business

18, 19 & 20 September 2024

Applications open

"Post-Covid, creative businesses need to rebuild, reimagine themselves and find new global markets. This new short course is an unmissable three days to meet, talk and learn from those who have built businesses and institutions, knitted together a tight and effective team and found markets from Europe, the Middle-East and China."

Philip Dodd, Course Leader and Chairman of Made in China (UK) Ltd


Creative Leadership

3 & 4 October 2024

Book now

"Empathy is increasingly seen as the most important leadership quality. But what other values sit beside it and activate it? New research from the Royal College of Art shows how. You have worked on your business. Have you worked on yourself?"

Rama Gheerawo, Course Leader and Director of the Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design


Design Thinking & Innovation in Practice

"We want people to come away from our executive education courses with achievable insights and a critical path to making change in their organisations and to their own individual working lives."

Professor Emeritus Jeremy Myerson

A session at masterclass: participants sit on sofas in a semicircle, listening to the presenter.

Future dates to be announced:

Present Futures: Virtual and Augmented Reality in Art

"Like no other course offered by an art school, this five-day collaboration between Acute Art and the RCA will offer tools to navigate the art world of tomorrow."

Daniel Birnbaum, Short Course Leader

“London is diverse, vibrant and inspired... With so much happening in this city, there’s always something to do, see or experience. When I’m not busy working in the studio or library, I find myself visiting many museums and sampling new cuisines. What a place to be!”

RCA Intelligent Mobility MA student

Founded in 1837, today the RCA is located across a three-site campus:

  • Kensington
  • Battersea
  • White City

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.

In 2022 we celebrated the opening of the RCA’s new state-of-the-art research and innovation campus designed by Herzog & de Meuron in Battersea and the return of in person executive masterclasses and short courses.

'The top floor spaces have been specifically designed for the delivery of Executive Education. It's an incredible space with windows all around and 360 degree views across London - simply put, it's a really lovely, immersive, inspiring place to learn.' Hattie Allen, Executive Education Manager

The new RCA Battersea campus at night, lit from within, against an urban London skyline.

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]
Short Courses team