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Open Days

RCA Open Days are open to prospective students thinking of studying at the Royal College of Art. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about the RCA, hear from academic staff and students, before visiting Programme facilities, workshops and studios. 

Wednesday 22 January, 5–7.30pm: Research Centres PhD Programmes Open Evening

Find out more about the PhD Programmes available at the Royal College of Art’s Research Centres (listed below). 

Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design | Intelligent Mobility Design Centre | Materials Science Research Centre (including Burberry Material Futures Research Group) | Robotics Laboratory | Computer Science Research Centre
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Friday 31 January, 4.30–6.30pm: MA V&A/RCA History of Design Open Day

This Open Day will take place at the Victoria and Albert Museum
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Saturday 1 February: 9.30am – 12pm: Work-in-progress Show Previews and Open Days

These events are a chance for prospective applicants to preview the Work-in-progress Show and meet current students. 

Battersea event: MA Ceramics & Glass | MA Contemporary Art Practice | MA Jewellery & Metal | MA Painting | MA Photography | MA Print | MRes Arts & Humanities | MPhil/PhD Arts & Humanities

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Kensington event: MA Architecture | MA Curating Contemporary Art | MA Design Products | MA Design Products | MA Fashion | MA/MSc Global Innovation Design | MA/MSc Innovation Design Engineering | MA Interior Design | MA Service Design | MA Textiles | MA Sculpture | MA Writing

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White City event: MA Animation | MA Information Experience Design | MA Visual Communication | MRes Communication
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Saturday 22 February, 12–4pm: MA Intelligent Mobility Open Day

Opportunity for interested applicants to visit the MA Intelligent Mobility graduate show and speak to staff and students. The Tutors will be happy to review applicant portfolios and answer any questions from those who are thinking of applying to the programme. 

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Tuesday 17 March: Graduate Diploma Art & Design Open Evening

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