The RCA Experience

Students come to the Royal College of Art, the world’s most influential postgraduate art and design school, to push the parameters of their practice and to pursue their dreams. 

Asking critical questions with creative perspective and intellectual rigour is a foundation of the RCA education. Between engineering, design, the arts and humanities, our educational offer is reviewed annually, to ensure that we equip students to address global challenges, whether in healthcare, mobility or designing the fabric of our cities.

Students come to the College from across the globe and bring with them a wide range of backgrounds, educational approaches and experiences. Some transfer straight from undergraduate degree to postgraduate study, while others have spent time practising their craft or working in industry before returning to education to focus their interests or refine their skills. Everyone’s story is different, but each RCA student has chosen to further their education for a unique reason, and all have an inspiring message for future students.