Summer Schools in Curating, Contemporary Art, and Portfolio Development

Summer Schools in Curating, Contemporary Art, and Portfolio Development

Royal College of Art

April 25, 2022
Summer Schools in Curating, Contemporary Art, and Portfolio Development

Program dates: June 27–August 5, 2022
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Royal College of Art summer schools from June to August 2022 attract a global mix of artists, critical thinkers, curators and writers from over 60 countries. The RCA was ranked number one university for art and design for the eighth consecutive academic year in the QS World University Rankings.  

We provide unparalleled opportunities to access our world-leading teaching, researchers, guest practitioners and facilities, as well as collaborate and connect with an international network of peers.

The short courses reflect the college’s unique studio-based learning philosophy with small class sizes, practical group work, rich interaction between students and academics, enhanced peer-to-peer networking and a certificate of achievement on completion. Whether you’re looking for a step-change in your career, transforming your practice with world class thought-leaders, or are considering embarking on one of our MA Programmes, the summer schools offer a snapshot of studying at the College. 

Previous students that have completed the summer schools have gone on to successfully apply to study on the Graduate Diploma and MA-Level courses at the RCA. Recent participants have praised the online courses for their interactivity, collaborative nature and immersive structure.

Join us at the RCA this summer. Early bird discount until Friday May 27, 2022!

Curating Contemporary Art and Design: Theory and Practice Summer School
Discover contemporary art and design curatorial thinking and practice, with sector leading curators, researchers and writers, live online with a multi-disciplinary staff team of the Curating MA at the RCA.

Dates: June 27–July 8, 2022, applications open.

“I have truly gained a deeper understanding and appreciation of curating contemporary art and design in different cultural areas, whilst considering inclusivity, sustainability and how to respond to current themes and societal problems.” —Priya Odedra, UK 2021

Portfolio Development Summer School
Develop a distinctive progression portfolio tailored to your continuing educational and professional journey in art and design, live online with a multi-disciplinary staff team of the Graduate Diploma at the RCA. 

Dates: July 7–23, 2022, book now. 

“Not only do you learn how to create the best portfolio, you also learn how to shape your future around art. This was a priceless experience with the top professionals in the industry.” —Sun hi Moon, USA 2021

Contemporary Art Summer School
A practice-led live online introduction to the study and practice of contemporary art, structured around the development of your own self-motivated individual project with the expert guidance of Despina Zacharopoulou.

Dates: July 18–August 5, 2022, applications open.

This course unlocked creative elements in my practice to push my work and myself, personally and professionally, to the next level. With empathy and discipline, this course has completely adjusted the way I approach my work and thinking overall […] I have made genuine connections with my cohort, thank you for bringing us all together in this virtual world.”  —Shaye Thiel, USA 2021

The Graphic Novel: Visual Storytelling
Unleash your imagination and master new methods of self-expression via visual storytelling, live online under the expert guidance of RCA tutor Professor Andrzej Klimowski.

Dates: June 28–July 26, 2022, book now. 

The course reinforced my desire to create visual stories. It gave me the confidence to present my work. I left the course brimming with ideas and excitement for all the new stories I will be exploring.”  —Sanya Gupta, Mumbai India 2021.

Architecture Summer School
An intense and immersive architecture summer school offering design studio experience, visits, lectures and skills training, on campus in London.

Dates: July 6–15, 2022, pre-register now for booking opening in May 2022. 

“Bringing together theoretical reflection and production, we push participants to develop their skills and generate conceptual and physical products of the highest standard for their portfolio.” —Dr Tania López Winkler, Course Leader.


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