Royal College of Art

Kensington Gore
London, – none – SW7 2EU
United Kingdom
Tel. +44 (0)2075904216

Contact person: Tatiana Schofield
Head of Knowledge Exchange
*email address protected*

The Royal College of Art is the highest ranking university in art and design in the world. In 2015 and 2016 the QS World University Rankings placed the RCA at the top of the list in art and design globally.
The RCA is the most research intensive university in art and design in the UK. In 2014 the Research Excellence Framework rated 77% of the RCA’s research, and 100% of its research impact and research environment, as “world-leading” and “of international excellence”.

Founded in 1837, the Royal College of Art houses six Schools in Architecture, Communication, Design, Humanities, Fine Art and Material. The RCA is a postgraduate university educating over 1,500 graduate students from 60 countries every year. Its 24 programmes span architecture and interior design, visual communication and information experience, product design, vehicle design, engineering design, service design, ceramics and glass, fashion, jewellery, textile, historical studies, critical writing, curating, painting, sculpture, photography and printing.

The RCA has a unique cross-disciplinary expertise in world-leading research and design-driven technological innovation to contribute to the global economy and address global challenges, using design-led, creative and human-centred approaches and developing new products, technologies, services, and business models. We work across disciplines, sectors and contexts, exploring how art, design and creativity converge with engineering, social sciences and culture, public space and urban futures, material and textiles, information experience and experimental animation, new product development and organisational strategies.