RCA launch new MA in Service Design

The RCA have recently announced that starting next year they’ll be offering a new MA in Service Design. Bas obtained his PhD from the RCA back in 2007, so we know first-hand what a great school it is – and the new program looks like a great introduction to both the theory and practice of the Service Design field.

The proposed program looks to be an interesting mix of theory and ‘real-world’ practice, and we’re really curious as to how popular the course wil prove to be. The deadline for applications isn’t until February 2012 if you’re interested in signing up, and you can find more details on the RCA website by clicking here.

Don’t forget to let us know how you get on if you decide to take the plunge!

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