Technical Expertise

The Royal College of Art provides the infrastructure, discipline-specific tooling and support, for students to master the skills for their particular aesthetic and approach.

Technicians play a vital role in this. Many are highly skilled specialists in traditional craft such as glass, metalwork, jewellery, embroidery, screen printing, dying or letterpress printing. A vertically integrated approach means that faculty, technicians and students all work within the same experimental space, each contributing their own ideas and skills. 

The College also provides specialist facilities across cutting-edge digital technologies such as rapid prototyping, CNC milling and laser-scanning. See the Facilities for more detail.