Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media

16 December 2011

Full Scholarship Announced for V&A/RCA History of Design Programme

Royal College of Art, UK

Applications by January 16, 2012

 

Full Scholarship Announced for V&A/RCA History of Design Programme

 

American Friends of the V&A Scholarship and Friends of the
V&A Scholarship

www.rca.ac.uk

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&A's 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: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . 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 RCA's School Code is 00942300.