Royal College of Art

Course Introduction

The programme seeks to pioneer new design, innovation and approaches for our mobile futures and create an environment where the future can be discovered; this is a complex subject, concerned with aerodynamics, environmental impact, ergonomics, legislation, materials, production, safety and technology; three pathways help to define and focus the work through urban flow, automark and inside'out; the programme aims to harness, encourage and extend students' skills and processes, supported by in'depth research, creative cross'disciplinary experience, teamwork and academic excellence; it offers unexpected challenges and unusual viewpoints, sparking creativity and supplying critical analysis; the programme provides an environment where students can pursue, debate and prioritise these issues as individual designers and the need to create original and outstanding products; above all, the programme empowers individual expression, seeks innovative solutions and demands aesthetic excellence through design for a better world.

Course Modules

The MA curriculum is structured around 3 themes: Urban flow; inside out; automark.

Course Additional Entry

Applicants must have: completed or be in the final year of a 1st degree in art and design or a related subject; display a commitment to the discipline, with a high level of self'motivation and evidence of independent study; possess a high standard of illustrative skills and understanding of three'dimensional form. Portfolio: should clearly communicate design ideas, demonstrate research methods and approaches and illustrate a broad range of design skills related to general design and automotive work. If selected for interview applicants will be given a brief for a 2'day design project that they will be expected to present at interview.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £28,400  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £9,500  Academic year. First year home fees