Study at the World's number one ranked art and design university for six consecutive years (2015-2020) in the QS World University Subject Rankings.
About the Programme
The MRes RCA Communication Design Pathway will introduce you to practice-led and experimental research processes, methods and methodologies that inform communication design research. You’ll position your research within a social, historical, cultural and theoretical discourse through proven research methods and by engaging critically with reflective practice and evaluation.
The focus of the Pathway is to explore the nexus between social science, art and design methods and the ways in which they might be applied to independent research proposals, R&D consultancy or ‘live’ project briefs. Communication is at the core of this offer, engaging critically with different perspectives and sensory forms.
MRes RCA programmes are delivered through a combination of: structured learning, comprising of lectures and master-classes by practitioners and senior academics; workshop classes based around a set task (a ‘brief’); tutor-led seminar classes where students will be asked to reflect on material that they have read or studied in advance; and project assignments that support the structured teaching programme.
Candidates are selected entirely on merit and applications are welcomed from all over the world. The selection process considers and the capability to reflect, criticise and innovate as demonstrated in your research statement and portfolio.
You should have a good first degree in a related subject. We welcome applications from students of all ages, and view both prior academic and professional experience as valuable.
About the School
Located in the heart of London, the Royal College of Art is the most influential, wholly postgraduate university of art and design in the world.