About the School

The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts was founded in 2004 by HRH The Prince of Wales. It developed from the Visual Islamic and Traditional Arts Programme (VITA) established at The Royal College of Art in 1984 by Professor Keith Critchlow. The pioneering  postgraduate programme based on the practice and research of the traditional arts has expanded to include an Outreach Programme active in more than twenty countries across five continents; the Open Programme,  extending our  teaching to a wider community; and the Harmony Schools Programme, presenting an integrated view of the world to younger audiences.