Teachers & Schools Area

Further information on Workshops, Forums, Visits, Three Colleges Open Day and School Exhibitions.

Quick links to:

Creative Careers Talks
Workshops for Young People
CPD Workshops for Teaching Staff 
Art Teachers Forums
School Visits to HCA
Year 9 & 11 Taster Days
Three Colleges Open Day
Schools Expo


Creative Careers Talks
We regularly visit schools across the region to deliver talks to young people and teachers about employability with in the Creative Industries. HCA Staff and Students will often join us to tell all about specific courses and what it's like to study at the College, and how our courses can set graduates up for a worthwhile career in the creative industries.
If you would like a visit to your school please email schools@hca.ac.uk.

Workshops for Young People
We can create one or half-day workshops, in many areas of art, design, media and performing arts.  If you would like your students to try something new, we can visit your school and deliver workshops in anything from fashion design and illustration to urban art, stage fighting, street dance, recycling clothing and VJ and video art.

We can also offer workshops in ceramics, fine art, wire sculpture, textiles skills, costume making, as well as stained glass, mural painting, photography, print, animation, digital and black & white photography, graphic design, screen-printing and set design, plus all areas of the performing arts; drama, improvisation, singing and voice training, dance, music and so on…the list is endless!
If you have an idea about a workshop for your students, or if you would like one of our specialist staff to work with a group of students on a particular project, please email: schools@hca.ac.uk.


CPD Workshops for Teaching Staff
We have a vibrant programme of CPD workshops for teachers in Dance and Art & Design, delivered at Hereford College of Arts as twilight sessions by specialist tutors and practitioners.
These workshops are designed to help teachers gain new transferable skills which can be delivered to students in the classroom. 

If you'd like to join us for any sessions, please get in touch.

Art Teachers’ Forums
Our Art Teachers’ Forums are open to all Art teachers, offering a fantastic opportunity for teachers to meet, discuss and exchange views.
The forums seek to offer a vibrant programme of information and events, as well as providing a platform for best practice, professional advice on curriculum and funding matters, as well as liaising on schools activities such as the Spring and Summer School, Expo Exhibition, course opportunities, collaborative projects, visits, workshops and many other opportunities available to the students.

For more information about the forums, and dates, please contact us.


School Visits to Hereford College of Arts
We welcome visits from groups of students from schools - whether it’s two students or 200, we can offer them a tour of the facilities and workshops, an overview of the FE courses available at HCA and overview of the HE progression routes available to students.

We have successfully combined these visits with performing arts, creative arts and music workshops, giving the students a real taste of College life!

To arrange a visit to the College, please call 01432 273 359 or email schools@hca.ac.uk.

Year 9 & Year 11 Taster Days
Alternatively, we have designated days when we invite groups of Year 9 and Year 11 students to come along to the College to see the facilities and workshops, and take part in a taster session.

The Year 11 Taster day shall be held during the Autumn term, and the Year 9 Taster day shall be held during the Spring Term.

To arrange a visit to the College, please call 01432 273 359 or email schools@hca.ac.uk.


Three Colleges Open Day
We are very lucky to have our FE Campus on Folly Lane alongside Herefordshire & Ludlow College and Hereford Sixth Form College. Whilst our courses and pathways may vary, supporting students to achieve their ambitions is at the very core of our work.

Organised by Herefordshire Council, we hold a joint open day to the three colleges on Folly Lane on Tuesday July 11th 2017 where lots of schools can sign up to bring year 10 students to experience taster sessions in their potential future courses. For more information, please contact schools@hca.ac.uk or the Learning & Curriculum Team directly at the Council on 01432 383332. 

Schools Expo
The Schools Expo gives students from County schools the opportunity to see their work displayed in a public space.  Friends and family and VIP nights are held where invited guests preview the Exhibition before it is opened to the public.

This is a unique opportunity for schools to show the creative talents of their students alongside other schools.  Curated by Hereford College of Arts, the exhibition is a lively and vibrant celebration of the fantastic work done by Herefordshire school students.  It is open to ALL county primary and secondary schools, so if you or your school would like to take part, please email: schools@hca.ac.uk.