The V&A/RCA History of Design MA programme, run in partnership by the
Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal College of Art, invites
applications for 2012/13. Applicants this year will be considered for
the award of the American Friends of the V&A Scholarship and the Friends of
the V&A Scholarship.
The programme is a two-year full-time programme, based at both the V&A
and the RCA, offering three specialist pathways at MA level:
Renaissance: History of Design and Material Culture 1400-1650
Asian: History of Design and Material Culture 1450-present day
Modern: History of Design and Material Culture 1650-present day
Our small seminar-based classes provide a unique environment for the
study of the aesthetic, social, cultural, technological, economic and
political contexts for design. The course specializes in object-focused
scholarship ranging across architecture and interior design, fashion and textiles,
furniture and product design, ceramics, metalwork, glass, prints,
drawings and digital media, giving students direct access to the V&A¹s
unrivalled collections and the highly specialized art and design practices of the
RCA. As well as placing emphasis on primary research and object analysis,
the programme offers a broad-ranging theoretical and methodological basis
for the study of design and material culture. Our graduates go on to work
internationally in universities and colleges, museums and galleries, as
well as in a host of other art and design based professions such as
curating, journalism, media research and design policy.
American Friends of the V&A Scholarship Students applying from the United States of America are eligible for this new award, the American Friends of the V&A Scholarship. The AFV&A Scholarship will be offered to a student applying from the USA who
intends to work in a museum after graduating from the V&A/RCA History of Design
MA programme. It covers full overseas fees for the two years of the course
and also a maintenance grant of up to 3000 GBP per year. Overseas fees for
2012/13 are 26,000 GBP per annum.
Friends of the V&A Scholarship Students applying from the UK or the EU are eligible for the Friends of the V&A Scholarship. The FV&A Bursary will be offered to a student applying from the UK or EU who intends to work in a museum after graduating from the
V&A/RCA History of Design MA programme. The Scholarship covers full
fees for the two years of the MA and also includes a maintenance grant of up to
3000 GBP per year. Home/EU fees for 2012/13 are 9000 GBP per annum.
The awards are given on a competitive basis, judged at interview.
Students should indicate their interest in and suitability for the Awards on
their application form. The priority deadline for application for 2012/13 is
16th January 2012, and interviews will be held in March 2012. For more
information please contact the course administrator, at:
firstname.lastname@example.org. Further details on the course, entry requirements, college fees and
funding can be found at www.rca.ac.uk
If you are from the USA you should note that the Royal College of Art
is designated as an eligible institution for American students to apply
for a Guaranteed Student Loan under the new Direct Loan Program. The RCA¹s
School Code is 00942300.