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Global Fashion School Rankings 2016

Royal College of Art

London, United Kingdom

The Royal College of Art offers degrees in fashion design, textiles and jewellery, amongst others, but only at the postgraduate level. In every course, students have opportunities to work with peers from other disciplines throughout the college. Situated in Kensington, West London, the RCA counts the V&A Museum and the Royal Albert Hall as neighbours, offering an idyllic area in which to study. In our survey, less than 30 percent of students were satisfied with marketing and business courses at the school. However, students scored the college’s teaching resources and facilities highly, and ranked both their teachers and peers very highly with 89 percent and 93 percent satisfaction rates. The rate of alumni who reported finding a job within 6 months of graduation was above the average score in our survey.

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Graduate, Fashion Ranking 2016

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Courses Offered

MA Jewellery & Metal; MA Fashion Menswear; MA Fashion Womenswear; MA Textiles; Footwear, MA Accessories & Millinery Specialisms; Material Research Programme

Student & Alumni Comments

"Very individual tutoring, great workspace/studio. Progressive thinking and attitudes towards fashion. Great classmates that makes you think and reconsider."


"RCA prepared me to question and to understand the value of individual opinions, and to also produce work which comes from a genuine place. Being at a school with such a range of creative persons; amongst my peers, alumni and tutors was truly an incredible experience."


"Overall, the college has surpassed my expectations. The staff are experts in their fields and are current practitioners with valuable expertise. Despite the overwhelming financial commitment the development gained through the course has been invaluable."


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