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

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 Scholarship 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. It covers fees for the two years of the MA course and also includes a maintenance grant of up to £3000 per year. 

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. Applications will be considered up to the 25th February 2012, and interviews are held in March.  For more information please contact the course administrator, at: hod@rca.ac.uk.
Further details on the course, entry requirements, college fees and funding can be found at http://www.rca.ac.uk

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