V&A Academy

The V&A Academy offers you closer access to world leading collections and expertise. With a range of experiences to choose from, enrich your personal or professional life with new knowledge and skills.

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.


Spend week days, evenings or weekends gaining unrivalled insight into the history and practice of art, design and performance.


Working side by side with experienced creative practitioners, challenge yourself and learn a new skill.


Join international experts for thought-provoking discussions inspired by our collection.



Professional Development Programme

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.