The Royal College of Art offers degrees in fashion design, textiles and jewellery, amongst others, but only at the graduate level. In every course, students have opportunities to work with peers from other disciplines throughout the college. Situated in Kensington, West London, RCA counts the V&A Museum and the Royal Albert Hall as neighbours, offering an inspiring backdrop to its students studies. In our survey, less than 45 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 92 percent and 96 percent satisfaction rates. The reputation of RCA graduates among industry recruiters makes up for the average score in the quality of careers services (63 percent satisfaction score).
"The access to other disciplines and programmes contributed to a rich environment for design. Inspiring and high-clibre all around."
"RCA had some fantastic tutors and the link with industry was perfect. We had famous designers come into the college all the time. We completed a lot of industry projects. I learned so much in two years; it was intense, but brilliant"
"An incredibly challenging course that pushes us to have a well-rounded and intellectual approach to fashion. As I go into my final year of study, I am happy with the position I am in in terms of the development of my work."
"The standard of teaching is extraordinary and we have speakers come in regularly to talk to us about every subject from fashion, economics, film making, bio design to neuroscience and much more. This makes the course highly stimulating and extremely interesting."
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