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Royal College Of Art
The ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART or RCA is a public research university in London , in the United Kingdom. It offers postgraduate degrees in art and design to students from over 60 countries; it is the only entirely postgraduate art and design university in the world. :118 In the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject, the RCA was placed first in the Art and Design subject area. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 Campuses * 3 Courses * 4 Rankings * 5 Alumni * 6 Awards and prizes * 7 References * 8 Further reading HISTORYThe RCA was founded in Somerset House in 1837 as the GOVERNMENT SCHOOL OF DESIGN or METROPOLITAN SCHOOL OF DESIGN. Richard Burchett became head of the school in 1852. In 1853 it was expanded and moved to Marlborough House , and then, in 1853 or 1857, to South Kensington , on the same site as the South Kensington Museum . It was renamed the NORMAL TRAINING SCHOOL OF ART in 1857 and the NATIONAL ART TRAINING SCHOOL in 1863. During the later 19th century it was primarily a teacher training college ; pupils during this period included George Clausen , Christopher Dresser , Luke Fildes , Kate Greenaway and Gertrude Jekyll . In 1896 or 1897 the school received the name ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART, and the emphasis of teaching there shifted to the practice of art and design
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Public University
A PUBLIC UNIVERSITY is a university that is predominantly funded by public means through a national or subnational government, as opposed to private universities . Whether a national university is considered public varies from one country (or region) to another, largely depending on the specific education landscape
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Chancellor (education)
A CHANCELLOR is a leader of a college or university, usually either the executive or ceremonial head of the university or of a university campus. In most Commonwealth and former Commonwealth nations, the chancellor is usually a ceremonial non-resident head of the university. In such institutions, the chief executive of a university is the VICE-CHANCELLOR, who may carry an additional title, such as "president if not, this duty is often held by a chairman who may be known as a pro-chancellor. In many countries, the administrative and educational head of the university is known as the president, principal or rector . In the United States, the head of a university is most commonly a university president. In U.S. university systems that have more than one affiliated university or campus, the executive head of a specific campus may have the title of chancellor and report to the overall system's president, or vice versa
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Jonathan Ive
SIR JONATHAN PAUL "JONY" IVE, KBE (born 27 February 1967), is a British industrial designer who is currently the chief design officer (CDO) of Apple and chancellor of the Royal College of Art
Royal College of Art
in London. While working for a design firm in London
London
he was asked by Apple, then a struggling company, to create a look for a new laptop. He took the design to Apple and was hired immediately. Ive oversees the Apple Industrial Design Group and also provides leadership and direction for Human Interface software teams across the company. Ive is the designer of many of Apple's hardware and software products. Ive has received a number of accolades for his work. In 2003 he was the inaugural winner of the Design Museum
Design Museum
's Designer of the Year Award. In 2006, he was appointed as an honorary fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering , and in 2012, he was knighted at Buckingham Palace for "services to design and enterprise". In a 2004 BBC
BBC
poll Ive was ranked the most influential person in British culture
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Rector (academia)
A RECTOR ("ruler", from the Latin regerre and rector meaning "ruler") is a senior official in an educational institution , and can refer to an official in either a university or a secondary school . Outside the English-speaking world the rector is often the most senior official in a university, whilst in the United States
United States
the most senior official is often referred to as President and in the United Kingdom
United Kingdom
the most senior official is the Chancellor
Chancellor
, whose office is primarily ceremonial and titular . The term and office of a rector can be referred to as a RECTORATE. The title is used widely in universities in Europe. and is very common in Latin American countries. It is also used in Brunei
Brunei
, Turkey
Turkey
, Russia
Russia
, Pakistan
Pakistan
, the Philippines
Philippines
, Indonesia
Indonesia
, Israel
Israel
and the Middle East
Middle East
. In the ancient universities of Scotland
Scotland
the office is sometimes referred to as Lord Rector, is the third most senior official, and is usually responsible for chairing the University
University
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Paul Thompson (rector)
DR PAUL WARWICK THOMPSON FRSA (born in Oxford
Oxford
, England
England
, 9 August 1959) is rector of the Royal College of Art in London
London
, England. Paul Thompson was educated at Bryanston School , the University of Bristol (BA) and the University of East Anglia (MA, PhD). Thompson worked as a scriptwriter and researcher for the Design Council 1987–88. He then joined the Design Museum
Design Museum
as Curator of Contemporary Design
Design
and in 1993–2001 was its Director. During 2001–09, Thompson was Director of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Design Museum
in New York City
New York City
, USA. In 2009, he took up his current post at the Royal College of Art . He is a Trustee of the Victoria and Albert Museum , London
London
, and on the Board of Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum at the University of Oxford
Oxford
. He is a member of the Wellcome Collection Programme Advisory Committee at the Wellcome Trust , London. He is an Adjunct Professor at Imperial College
Imperial College
's Institute for Global Health Innovation and co-directs the Helix Centre with Professor Lord Ara Darzi
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London
LONDON /ˈlʌndən/ ( listen ) is the capital and most populous city of England and the United Kingdom . Standing on the River Thames in the south east of the island of Great Britain , London has been a major settlement for two millennia. It was founded by the Romans , who named it _ Londinium _. London's ancient core, the City of London
City of London
, largely retains its 1.12-square-mile (2.9 km2) medieval boundaries. Since at least the 19th century, "London" has also referred to the metropolis around this core, historically split between Middlesex , Essex , Surrey , Kent , and Hertfordshire , which today largely makes up Greater London
Greater London
, a region governed by the Mayor of London and the London Assembly . London is a leading global city in the arts, commerce, education, entertainment, fashion, finance, healthcare, media, professional services, research and development, tourism, and transportation. It is crowned as the world's largest financial centre and has the fifth- or sixth-largest metropolitan area GDP in the world . London is a world cultural capital. It is the world's most-visited city as measured by international arrivals and has the world\'s largest city airport system measured by passenger traffic
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Urban Area
An URBAN AREA is a human settlement with high population density and infrastructure of built environment . Urban areas are created through urbanization and are categorized by urban morphology as cities , towns , conurbations or suburbs . In urbanism , the term contrasts to rural areas such as villages and hamlets and in urban sociology or urban anthropology it contrasts with natural environment . The creation of early predecessors of urban areas during the urban revolution led to the creation of human civilization with modern urban planning , which along with other human activities such as exploitation of natural resources leads to human impact on the environment . The world's urban population in 1950 of just 746 million has increased to 3.9 billion in the decades since. In 2009, the number of people living in urban areas (3.42 billion) surpassed the number living in rural areas (3.41 billion) and since then the world has become more urban than rural. This was the first time that the majority of the world's population lived in a city. In 2014 there were 7.25 billion people living on the planet, of which the global urban population comprised 3.9 billion. The Population Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs at that time predicted the urban population would grow to 6.4 billion by 2050, with 37% of that growth to come from three countries: China , India and Nigeria
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Research University
A RESEARCH UNIVERSITY is a university that expects all its tenured and tenure-track faculty to continuously engage in research , as opposed to merely requiring it as a condition of an initial appointment or tenure. Such universities can be recognized by their strong focus on innovative research and the prestige of their brand names. On the one hand, research universities strive to recruit faculty who are the most brilliant minds in their disciplines in the world, and their students enjoy the opportunity to learn from such experts. On the other hand, new students are often disappointed to realize their undergraduate courses at research universities are overly academic and fail to provide vocational training with immediate "real world" applications; but many employers value degrees from research universities because they know that such coursework develops fundamental skills like critical thinking . Higher education institutions which are not research universities (or do not aspire to that designation) instead place more emphasis on teaching or other aspects of tertiary education , and their faculties are under less pressure to publish or perish
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Postgraduate Degree
POSTGRADUATE EDUCATION, or GRADUATE EDUCATION in North America
North America
, involves learning and studying for academic or professional degrees , academic or professional certificates, academic or professional diplomas, or other qualifications for which a first or bachelor\'s degree generally is required, and it is normally considered to be part of higher education . In North America, this level is generally referred to as graduate school (or sometimes colloquially as GRAD SCHOOL). The organization and structure of postgraduate education varies in different countries, as well as in different institutions within countries. This article outlines the basic types of courses and of teaching and examination methods, with some explanation of their history
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Art
ART is a diverse range of human activities in creating visual, auditory or performing artifacts (artworks ), expressing the author's imaginative or technical skill, intended to be appreciated for their beauty or emotional power. In their most general form these activities include the production of works of art, the criticism of art, the study of the history of art, and the aesthetic dissemination of art. The oldest documented forms of art are visual arts , which include creation of images or objects in fields including today painting, sculpture, printmaking , photography, and other visual media. Architecture is often included as one of the visual arts; however, like the decorative arts , or advertising, it involves the creation of objects where the practical considerations of use are essential—in a way that they usually are not in a painting, for example. Music, theatre, film, dance, and other performing arts , as well as literature and other media such as interactive media , are included in a broader definition of art or the arts . Until the 17th century, _art_ referred to any skill or mastery and was not differentiated from crafts or sciences . In modern usage after the 17th century, where aesthetic considerations are paramount, the fine arts are separated and distinguished from acquired skills in general, such as the decorative or applied arts
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Design
DESIGN is the creation of a plan or convention for the construction of an object, system or measurable human interaction (as in architectural blueprints , engineering drawings , business processes , circuit diagrams , and sewing patterns ). Design has different connotations in different fields (see design disciplines below). In some cases, the direct construction of an object (as in pottery , engineering , management , coding , and graphic design ) is also considered to use design thinking. Designing often necessitates considering the aesthetic , functional , economic, and sociopolitical dimensions of both the design object and design process. It may involve considerable research , thought , modeling , interactive adjustment , and re-design. Meanwhile, diverse kinds of objects may be designed, including clothing , graphical user interfaces , skyscrapers , corporate identities , business processes , and even methods or processes of designing. Thus "design" may be a substantive referring to a categorical abstraction of a created thing or things (the design of something), or a verb for the process of creation as is made clear by grammatical context. It is an act of creativity and innovation
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QS World University Rankings
_QS WORLD UNIVERSITY RANKINGS_ is an annual publication of university rankings by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) . Previously known as _THE-QS World University Rankings _, the publisher had collaborated with _ Times Higher Education magazine _ (_THE_) to publish its international league tables from 2004 to 2009 before both started to announce their own versions. QS then chose to still use the pre-existing methodology while _Times Higher Education_ adopted a new methodology. The QS system now comprises the global overall and subject rankings (which name the world's top universities for the study of 46 different subjects and five composite faculty areas), alongside five independent regional tables (Asia, Latin America, Emerging Europe and Central Asia, the Arab Region, and BRICS). It is the only international ranking to have received International Ranking Expert Group (IREG) approval, and is viewed as one of the most widely read of its kind, along with _ Academic Ranking of World Universities
Academic Ranking of World Universities
_ and _ Times Higher Education World University Rankings _. However, allocating undue weight to subjective indicators and having highly fluctuating results are its major criticisms
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Somerset House
SOMERSET HOUSE is a large Neoclassical building situated on the south side of the Strand in central London
London
, overlooking the River Thames
River Thames
, just east of Waterloo Bridge
Waterloo Bridge
. The building, originally the site of a Tudor palace , was designed by Sir William Chambers in 1776, and further extended with Victorian wings to the east and west in 1831 and 1856 respectively. The East Wing forms part of the adjacent Strand campus of King\'s College London
London
. CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 16th century * 1.2 17th century * 1.3 Sir William Chambers\' Somerset House, 1776 * 1.4 19th century * 1.5 20th century to present * 2 Government use * 3 A home for arts and learning * 4 Filming location * 5 Influence of Chambers\' design * 6 References * 7 External links HISTORY _ This section DOES NOT CITE ANY SOURCES . Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources . Unsourced material may be challenged and removed . (March 2015)_ _(Learn how and when to remove this template message )_16TH CENTURYIn the sixteenth century, the Strand , the north bank of the Thames between the City of London
London
and the Palace
Palace
of Westminster was a favoured site for the mansions of the nobility
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Richard Burchett
RICHARD BURCHETT (1815–1875) was a British artist and educator on the fringes of the