Art & Design Graduate Diploma

at Royal College of Art

Start your journey at the world’s #1 university for art and design

Equip yourself

Gain skills across multiple disciplines to prepare for your future MA or career.

Connect with industry

Learn from leading practitioners and industry experts.

Join a global community

Explore and collaborate in a unique creative network.

MA preparation in the UK

The Graduate Diploma Art & Design prepares you for Master’s study in Art and Design. We focus on developing proficiency in the independent learning methods and practices of art and design. We also introduce you to the role and influence of art and design in the world today.

English study

The Graduate Diploma is ideal for international students who are looking to improve their English language proficiency before moving on to an MA degree.

It will also get you ready for the different styles of independent and collaborative learning you will experience on many UK postgraduate courses.

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Yiru Zhang

"The course not only prepared me with a great portfolio for applications, but also taught me how to communicate with tutors during tutorials, express myself during presentations and demonstrate my work via academic writing."

Vivee Barengo

"The Graduate Diploma fulfilled even the best of predictions: I met so many different people and forged important relationships. The course was crucial in preparing me to tackle briefs in a structured yet very personal manner. It gave me tools and support that was incredibly valuable for my MA."

Siobhán Palin

“The Graduate Diploma gave me space, an opportunity to move far from home and re-think my approach to my practice. It provided a strong foundation, a head start, teaching me how to operate within independent and collaborative settings. The network of peers has remained to be an invaluable support to this day.”

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