V&A Academy

The V&A Academy brings the skills and knowledge within the museum to life. Led by experts, each experience provides new ways to learn from our world-leading collections. When you join the Academy, you will connect with a community that shares your love of art, design and performance.

Adult learning

Adult learning

Enrich your spare time with the specialist knowledge of inspiring practitioners and historians. Join intimate groups who share your passion and learn something new in the beautiful surroundings of the V&A.


Gain unrivalled insight into the history and practice of art, design and performance. With over 40 subjects to choose from each year, the Courses programme covers weekdays and weekends and includes exclusive lectures, hands-on sessions, behind-the-scenes access and day trips.

Tickets to join the 2019 – 20 course programme are now available.


Challenge yourself and friends to learn a new creative skill. Working step-by-step with experienced practitioners, you will learn to work confidently with professional materials and techniques. Each Workshop provides a welcoming and inspiring space to create something you'll be proud to take home.


Join world-renowned experts for thought-provoking discussions inspired by our exhibitions and collections.



Professional Development

Led by V&A staff, learn and share best practice with colleagues from both UK and international cultural organisations. From half-day to week-long intensive courses, each experience provides immediate applications for your expanded skills and knowledge.

To request more information or propose collaboration on bespoke training deliveries, please feel free to send your questions to professionaldevelopment@vam.ac.uk