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Service Design Masterclass
20, 21, 24 & 25 July 2023 (online)

Creative Leadership
14 & 15 September 2023 (on campus)

Building a globally successful creative business

9 – 11 October 2023 (on campus)

Design Thinking & Innovation in Collaboration with the Design Museum
19 & 20 October 2023 (on campus)

Creative Strategies for the Future of Work

2, 3, 6 & 7 November 2023 (online)

Designing for an Ageing Population

27 & 28 November 2023 (on campus)


New dates to be announced soon

Unleashing Innovation

Co-Designing Innovation

Human-Centred Design for Intelligent Mobility

“Learning how co-creation can boost your workforce, change the whole company mindset, improve collaboration and bring the user to center stage was mind-blowing.”

Alexis De los Santos, Product Designer, 2022

“I walked away with relevant insights to apply at my work space. I learned how to communicate complex topics in a more precise and understandable manner through a combination of human centred design and business thinking.”

Tarik Serefli, Customer Experience Designer, 2022

“The presentations blended design-thinking approaches and practical examples and focused on the responsibility of service designers”

Brittney Dunkins, Content Designer at Facebook, 2021

“I enjoyed interacting with a wide variety of people united by a desire to make things better for customers”

Shelagh Martin, Head of Customer Design HSBC, 2021

“This experience helped me realise that diversity fuels innovation. I learnt that together we could come up with new ideas that can offer maximum value to our customers.”

Eloisa Gaibisso, Fashion and Textiles Designer, Uruguay 2021

“I learned new tools and new design methodologies that will definitely add value to my career and years to come. I can't wait to implement this for future challenges!”

Nico Kedzierski, Marketing Lead, Fjord Argentina 2021
Service Design Masterclass 2022

Register your interest for our Executive Education Masterclasses.

Find out more about Custom Executive Education.

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About Executive Education

  • World-class professional and personal development
  • Advanced level lectures and seminars by RCA academic faculty who teach on the postgraduate degree programmes
  • Notable guest speakers and professional practitioners connected to industry
  • Real time interaction with the course leaders to exchange ideas and receive feedback
  • Learn about the RCA's most recent case studies and practices
  • Opportunity to collaborate and connect with an international network of peers
  • Business critical skills essential for the twenty-first century
  • Certificate of achievement on completion.

The World Economic Forum ‘Future of Jobs’ research report highlighted that by 2022, in the context of technological advances including AI, ‘human’ skills such as creativity, critical thinking and empathy will be among the top three most important business skills.

  • “Learning by doing” drawing upon the ethos of the RCA studio context, an immersive space where interdisciplinary and creativity push the boundaries of innovation
  • Teaching via a mixture of case studies, lectures, and small group exercises, you’ll gain the strategies, tools, and insights to solve your most challenging problems
  • Clear, simple digital technologies and flexible learning models to enable our participants to navigate e-learning with the guidance and support of our expert faculty.

In 2022 we celebrated the opening of the RCA’s new state-of-the-art research and innovation campus designed by Herzog & de Meuron in Battersea and the return of in person executive masterclasses and short courses.

'The top floor spaces have been specifically designed for the delivery of Executive Education. It's an incredible space with windows all around and 360 degree views across London - simply put, it's a really lovely, immersive, inspiring place to learn.' Hattie Allen, Executive Education Manager


RCA Short Courses will continue to monitor the Covid-19 situation in the period up to the course dates. Our planning incorporates the latest UK Government guidance as well as consideration of how best to ensure a safe and inclusive learning space for participants and staff team. Our participants health, wellbeing and quality of experience while attending our on-campus courses is paramount to us. Full details of the Covid safe guidelines in place for the course will be provided to you in advance of your start date with your welcome information. It may be necessary due to Covid-19 restrictions to change the mode of delivery to live online or postpone to a later date. We will endeavour to notify all participants in advance of any changes, no later than 2 weeks before the course start date.

Terms & conditions apply.

7th Floor Executive Education event spaces in Battersea, London.

Event Space, Level 7 Rausing Research & Innovation Building in Battersea

Event Space, Level 7 Rausing Research & Innovation Building in Battersea

Event Space, Level 7 Rausing Research & Innovation Building in Battersea

Terrace, Events Spaces, Rausing Building Battersea

View 7th Floor Terrace, Rausing Building Battersea

Our online short courses, masterclasses and workshops are organised in synchronous sessions in a live virtual environment.


  • engage with the RCA’s esteemed academics and facilitators via the audio and video conferencing service Zoom
  • access resources on the College's learning platform Moodle
  • work with peers in breakout rooms in real time using visual collaboration tools such as Miro.

Our courses are an opportunity to collaborate with a global network of peers.

We have been running these courses for more than 5 years and have attracted a high calibre individuals and organisations from over 60 countries.

Past participant industries include:

  • financial services, technology, manufacturing, healthcare, education, consulting, pharmaceuticals, advertising/marketing, museums, education, artists and designers.

Past companies include:

  • Adidas, AstraZeneca, BAA plc, BBC, Bertelsmann, Dentsu, European Broadcasting Union, Facebook, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, GlaxoSmithKline, Google, HSBC, Hong Kong Civil Service Bureau, IBM, ITOCHU, J.P. Morgan, Medronic, Panasonic, PwC, Samsung, Sharjah Art Foundation, Singapore Airlines, Sony, Statoil, University of Oxford, University of Cambridge, and more.

Our experts can develop custom executive education programmes for business, government, the public sector and universities globally.

Many of our existing open executive education and short courses can be adapted, combined or customised for the particular needs of an organisation. The courses are ideally suited for groups of 15 to 30 or more participants.

Find out more about Custom Executive Education and Short Courses here.

Download the RCA Executive Education Brochure 2021-22.

Contact us to discuss developing a custom programme:

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Get in touch with Jo Chounta if you'd like to find out more about this or any of our other short courses.

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Executive Education Team