Two new studentship awards

The V&A/RCA MA programme in the History of Design announces two new awards for 2013/14:

1 – Asian, Early Modern to Contemporary Award (supported by the Anthony Gardner Fund)

2 – Renaissance and Early Modern Award

The MA programme is fulltime for two years. The awards are available to support study for UK, EU and Overseas students.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, the programme is internationally recognized as the leading centre for postgraduate study in design history and material culture.

Drawing on the Victoria and Albert Museum’s unparalleled collections, the programme has an established reputation for pioneering new forms of design historical enquiry in global contexts, from the fifteenth century to the present day. Students also benefit from studying in the vibrant context of the RCA, one of the world’s leading art and design schools.

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 programme specialises in object-focused scholarship ranging across the histories of architecture and interior design, fashion and textiles, furniture and product design, ceramics, metalwork, glass, prints, drawings and digital media.

Opportunities to work with curators, and contribute to V&A gallery and exhibition projects are open to all students. 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 and media research.

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Deadline for applications is Friday 5th July, 2013. To apply for the awards please specify Asian, Early Modern to Contemporary Award (supported by the Anthony Gardner Fund) or Renaissance and Early Modern Award on your application for the V&A/RCA History of Design MA.

Application materials and further information about the course can be found by clicking the APPLY button below . For more information please contact the Course Administrator, Katrina Royall (

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