Royal College of Art


  • Location: City

About us

The Royal College of Art is the world’s leading art and design university, having been ranked for ten consecutive years as the world’s number 1 art & design university in the QS World University subject rankings (2015-2024). Our postgraduate programmes enable you to tackle complex issues, push the boundaries of your practice, build your networks, and find your voice as a professional in a changing world.

Committed to creating the next generation of artists, designers, researchers, creators, and innovators, the RCA’s world-leading academic and technical services staff will guide and challenge you to push the boundaries of your practice. 

Visit our Summer Exhibition - RCA2024

Join us for RCA2024, series of exhibitions and events and activities, showcasing the work of graduating RCA students, running from 20 June to 4 August in London.

Royal College of Art - Where world-class is made

Discover the World’s No.1 Art and Design University - the Royal College of Art, located in London, United Kingdom. Where British icons meet international perspectives. Discover a global cultural centre and study in the heart of London. Join a global community of artists, designers and innovators. Where world-class is made. Voiceover by our amazing Painting MA student, Saint Takyi.

What makes us different

Students come to the College from across the globe and bring with them a wide range of backgrounds, educational approaches, and experiences - due to the cross-disciplinary nature of our work, and our growing range of courses, nearly 25% of students now come to the RCA with a Bachelor's degree in a subject other than art, design or architecture. Studying here means you'll be part of a network of inspiring students and alumni.  

"My time spent at the RCA profoundly transformed me and my practice. It significantly shifted my perspective and approach over time. I have developed a practice grounded in utilising design as a tool for critical discourse, education, problem-solving and decision-making, conducting research in the fields of design and education. Engaging with researchers, designers and artists from programmes and disciplines within and beyond the RCA is core to the institution's ethos and integral to the learning environment."

Beatrice Sangster
Visual Communication MA

Course locations

London – Battersea

Howie Street, Battersea, Battersea, SW11 4AY

London – Kensington

Kensington Gore, Kensington and Chelsea, SW7 2EU

London – White City

Garden House, Dorando Close, London, W12 7FN

Main Site

Kensington Gore, Kensington and Chelsea, SW7 2EU