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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1837
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Public
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
      Art institutes
    • Specialization:
    • N/A
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • Kensington, London, England, United Kingdom
    • Phone:
    • +442075904444
    • Setting:
    • Rural

The History of Royal College of Art

The Royal College of Art (RCA) is a public research university in London. It offers postgraduate degrees in art and design (MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD) to students from over 60 countries. It is divided into four schools: architecture, arts & humanities, communication, and design.

RCA is the only entirely postgraduate art and design university in the world. From 2015 onwards, the RCA has consistently placed first in the QS World University Rankings in the Art and Design subject area.

Academic Highlights

The RCA offers a Graduate Diploma pre-masters conversion programme, MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD degrees n twenty-eight subject areas, divided into four schools: architecture, arts & humanities, communication, and design.

Life in Royal College of Art

 Royal College of Art of December 2008, 40% of the research output of the school received the highest (4* or "world-leading") assessment, the third-highest rating in the art and design subject area; over all subject areas only about fifty institutions received a higher rating.

School Ranking

Rankings. In 2020, the RCA was placed first in the art and design subject area in the QS World University Rankings published by Quacquarelli Symonds for the sixth year in a row, with an overall score of 98.9/100.

Admissions


Notable Alumni

  • Kiristian Aadnevik  fashion designer
  • Faisal Abdu'allah printmaker
  • Gerald Abramotivz 
  • M.R Archarar  , painter, art director
  • Jane Ackroyd  sculptor
  • Norman Acroyd

Acceptance Rate

Royal College of Art 27.2%

Other Campuses
    • 1 Hester Road, London, England, United Kingdom
    • Dorando Close, London, England, United Kingdom

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