Royal College of Art (Industrial Design)

Royal College of Art (Industrial Design)

School: Royal College of Art
Location: London, UK
Undergraduate program: None
Graduate program: Master of Arts
Number of students: 688 (in School of Design as a whole)
Number of faculty: N/A
Notable alumni: Sir James Dyson, , , , ’s Shay Alkalay and Yael Mer (named Designers of the Future by Design Miami/Basel in 2009)
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Strengths: A mandate to build in students the desire to take risks, push boundaries and think originally, a diverse and skilled faculty to see that through

The overview: The RCA’s dynamic School of Design is a playground for rebellious thinking, providing an open-minded milieu that encourages students to think outside the box. Many of the profs and instructors are world leaders in their areas of expertise: Ron Arad and Tord Boontje have both done stints as head of Design Products, and James Dyson was the Provost until recently. The school is also nestled within London’s “Albertopolis,” a world-class collection of museums and institutions of higher learning.