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March 9, 2020

RCA named world’s top art & design university for 6th year

Royal College of ArtThe Royal College of Art (RCA) has been ranked the number one university for art and design in the world for the sixth consecutive year in recent prestigious rankings.

The RCA is a postgraduate-only institution and leads this league table of 200 of the world’s top universities for the study of art and design, ahead of much larger institutions around the world. The accolade firmly puts London at the top of the map for art and design, with the RCA amongst some of the Capital’s leading institutions.

The RCA achieved this accolade in the recently published 2020 QS World University Rankings by subject which is the largest world-wide survey of academic and employer opinion.

Vice-Chancellor of the Royal College of Art, Dr Paul Thompson, says, “Creativity, research and pedagogy are as strong as ever at the RCA and this accolade is a testament to the quality and commitment of our staff and the enormous talent of our students.”

Dr Thompson continues, “Part of our continued success stems from the ability to evolve, by continuing to support world-class art and design but also embracing new areas of expertise and innovation from robotics and AI to computing and materials science. I would like to thank our students, academic staff and researchers for their enormous contribution and unparalleled passion.”

RCARCA’s recent developments include programs launched to address global issues and satisfy industry needs for design-thinking leaders, such as the Graduate Diploma Art & Design, MA in City Design and the Masters of Research (MRes) in Architecture, Arts & Humanities, Communication, Design and Healthcare. Other offerings to new audiences with different needs from the RCA include Executive Education short courses for professionals in the creative industries and summer school courses.

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Content added on 9th March 2020. 

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