In May 2023 Valerie was offered a place in the painting matsers program at the Royal College of Art
Ranked the world's number one art and design university for eight consecutive years (2015-2022), the Royal College of Art is the world’s most influential postgraduate university of art and design. There are over 2,100 masters and doctoral students from 75 countries and more than 1,000 professionals interacting with them including scholars, leading art and design practitioners, specialists, advisors and distinguished visitors. The RCA is the most concentrated community of artists, designers and communicators to be found anywhere. The College’s mission is to recruit talented students of great variety and complexity.
MA Painting at the Royal College of Art is a world-leading, studio-based masters programme with a successful record of turning out artists working at the forefront of the discipline and of international standing drawing on a wealth of diverse historical, material and conceptual disciplinary resources. Painting engages with current issues and the RCA includes debates around painting as both a medium with a deep and resourceful history and as a vibrant and invigorating contemporary art practice that brings a critical perspective to social and cultural issues that range across global cultures represented by the diversity of the cohort of RCA painting students.
Despite the great honor and rarity of this opportunity, it isn't easy to take full advantage.
The tuition cost for the year is £15,750.
A return trip to London costs £40.
A small room in London near college costs £300 to stay Monday - Friday.
An average £20 will provide food and sundries for a day.
Contact lenses help me see without getting a headache from glasses.. £27/month
For staying connected and photographing the artwork, the phone is vital. £30/month
To service & upgrade memory in the current computer £600.
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