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Welcome to Hereford College of Arts


Hereford College of Arts is a dedicated arts college with a specialist focus on art, media, design, popular music and performing arts. We offer eleven undergraduate degrees alongside a range of pre-degree and short course programmes for students of all ages from twelve. Explore our dynamic creative community on our website.

About us

The College was first established in the centre of Hereford in the 1850s. Since then, it has grown to offer a whole host of courses and qualifications to local, national and international students.

We are one of only four specialist arts colleges in the country, offering a range of courses in art, design, performing arts and music. Our courses range from entry level all the way through to Foundation, Honours and Masters Degrees.

Our specialism means we can give a unique focus and quality to the way of life here at HCA. We’re a small college, so our students benefit from our individual and personal attention from expert tutors who are available for a chat at almost any time, any day of the week.

Our studio based courses offer students their own individual work space, and all of our courses are kept small, enabling students to get the very best from their education and to get to know everyone on their course - as well as lots of other students and tutors from other courses!

Our Mission: ‘To provide outstanding education and employability in the creative arts.’

Facilities available

The College has well-resourced technical facilities and workshops dedicated to the delivery of Art, Design, Media, Music and Performing Arts. Technical staff are appointed on the basis of their specialist knowledge with the majority being professional practitioners in their own right.

If you're looking for sports you can get involved in with your fellow students from HCA, Hereford and Ludlow College and Hereford Sixth Form College, there is a timetable of sports and activities on offer, including Boxing, Yoga, Lacrosse, football and more.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact Hereford College of Arts directly.

Last updated date: 27 September 2016

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