Taster Days

The perfect opportunity for potential students to get a flavour of life at HCA.

Taster Days offer groups of students from our partner and progression colleges to join us for a day, to visit departments, meet current students and try out activities related to their preferred course.


They're great for student groups who are assessing their options for Higher Education, offering a fantastic and real insight to our University-Level Courses.

Taster courses available

Contemporary Design Crafts
Fine Art
Jewellery Design
Textile Design
Graphic & Media Design

NB. If any of your students are interested in Artist Blacksmithing the dates are yet to be confirmed as these days will run slightly differently to our main taster days. Please email tasterday@hca.ac.uk or phone: 01432 273 359 to be added to our waiting list.

We have Taster Days available in both the autumn and spring terms so If you'd like to find out more or arrange a taster day for your students, please contact us.

What students think of our Taster Days

‘It made me realise that I want to go to a smaller College rather than the bigger universities’ Filton College
‘Very useful, it helped me decide my future’ New College Telford
‘Overall it was fun and staff were laid back, just what you need in this environment’ Royal Forest of Dean College
‘The activities were great and the people I met were very nice’ Stratford Upon Avon College
‘I think the days are well organised and helpful’ Cirencester College
‘I really loved looking at other students work so it inspired me’ Filton College
‘Everything was more than I expected, I really enjoyed the day – thank you!’ Joseph Chamberlain Sixth Form College
‘I now know what I want to do in the future’ Ludlow College
‘I was well informed on the aspects of the course and the lecturer was really nice’ Bridgend College
‘Teachers were very inspiring and encouraging’ New College Telford
‘Very creative environment’ Newent Community School
‘The atmosphere and people were very nice and friendly’ Halesowen College
‘I now have a lot more ideas for my portfolio and think these days are really good for showing off the College’s amazing facilities’ Filton College
‘It made me decide what I want to do now’ Worcester College of Technology