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Applications 2019/20

Find out how to apply for a Postgraduate Diploma in Art & Design, MA, MRes, MPhil or PhD degree at the College for 2019/20 entry. Below are quick links to entrance requirements, application dates and deadlines, fees and information about making practical arrangements and financing your studies. For any specific queries, please email Admissions

Online Applications

See Application Process for a full schedule of key application dates. If you are considering applying to the College, you can prepare for your application by researching the Programme, and accessing the Application Guidance information. Please make sure you read the guidance before you fill in your application.

You can apply online

 for 2019 entry. All programmes welcome enquiries regarding MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD study throughout the year. 

Due to substantial increase in applications we are no longer accepting applications for the following Programmes for a September 2019 start. New applications are welcome but will be considered for a September 2020 start. If places become available for a 2019 start, successful applicants will be contacted:

MA Contemporary Art Practice | MA Jewellery & Metal | MA Painting | MA Photography | MA Print | MA Sculpture | MPhil/PhD Arts & Humanities | MA Visual Communication | MA Digital Direction

Open Days

Programmes offer Open Days between October and January, as well as during the graduate exhibition in June, when potential applicants can visit the facilities, meet current staff and students and find out more about studying at the RCA. Click here for details of Open Days for 2019/20 entry.

Entrance Requirements

For general entry requirements and guidance for applicants, see Entrance Requirements.


For complete programme information, including specific entry requirements, and student interviews, see the links below:

Animation | Architecture | Ceramics & Glass | City Design | Contemporary Art Practice | Critical & Historical Studies | Curating Contemporary Art Design Products | Digital DirectionEnvironmental Architecture | Fashion Menswear Fashion Womenswear | Global Innovation Design | Jewellery & Metal History of Design Information Experience Design Innovation Design Engineering | Interior Design | MRes RCA: Architecture PathwayMRes RCA: Communication Design Pathway | MRes RCA: Design Pathway | MRes RCA: Fine Art & Humanities Pathway | Painting | Photography | Postgraduate Diploma in Art & DesignPrint | Service Design | Sculpture | Textiles Intelligent Mobility | Visual Communication Writing

Please note that information is updated annually, so do check current details when you make your application, even if you are already familiar with the Programme and guidance for applicants. 


Information about research at the RCA, including subject-area research profiles, current MPhil and PhD research projects and funding is available under research

Tuition Fees and Funding

Click on the link for details of current tuition fees and funding opportunities. These pages will be updated regularly with current funding information, so do check back during your application process for updated information.

International Students

Students from outside the UK can access specific guidance about visa applications, pre-arrival information, accommodation and funding your studies in International Student Support.

Admissions Tutors

Admission Tutors work across a given School to oversee recruitment processes and where appropriate conduct interviews and make offers.

School of Architecture: Dr Mark Campbell 
School of Arts & Humanities: Pamela Golden
School of DesignDr Laura Ferrarello and Dr John Stevens
School of CommunicationDr Matt Lewis and Luke Pendrell

Initial application queries should be directed to Admissions at or +44 (0)20 7590 4444


+44 (0)20 7590 4444