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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 Dr Despina Zacharopoulou.

Key details:


  • Early bird Fee: £2,160 Ends 27th May 2022
  • Regular fee: £2,400 From 28th May 2022

Location: Online

13 sessions over 3 weeks

  • Week 1: 18–22 July 2022
  • Week 2: 25–29 July 2022
  • Week 3: 1–5 August 2022

4.5 hrs a day 11am – 3:30pm BST per day (with a 1-hour break included)

Self study time on Monday 25 July and Monday 1 August.

Applications are open, online application form HERE.

The information given is accurate at the time of publication, however, the RCA reserves the right to amend the described courses as circumstances dictate.

Contact short-courses@rca.ac.uk for more information.


This three-week, online, practice-led short course provides a supportive environment for self-led independent practice and introduces participants to the study of contemporary art within the academic environment of the Royal College of Art.

Taught online by RCA staff and supported by a broad range of prominent artists, academics, critics and curators, the course provides participants with the opportunity to develop their individual practice within an interdisciplinary, collaborative atmosphere.

Personal and organisational benefits:

  • enhance your confidence in your practice, after discovering further nuances and making bolder decisions in your work
  • further develop your understanding on how to manage and edit all different elements contributing to the creation of a self-led contemporary art project
  • acquire new techniques and methodological tools to put into practice
  • experience critical, creative and insightful thinking
  • interact and network with peers from different backgrounds
  • RCA Certificate of Attendance

Course Team Names:

Dr Despina Zacharopoulou