Clearing & Late Applications

We are happy to consider late applications on a number of our pre-degree and degree courses up until the end of October.

Late applications

Don't worry if you think you've left it too late to apply to one of our courses starting this Sept/Oct. We more than understand that circumstances can change for lots of prospective students at this time of year and our Registry team are on hand to guide you through the process of make a late application to join us. 


Degree courses accepting late applications:

BA (Hons) Contemporary Design Crafts
BA (Hons) Fine Art
BA (Hons) Illustration
BA (Hons) Graphic & Media Design
BA (Hons) Jewellery Design
BA (Hons) Performing Arts
BA (Hons) Photography
BA (Hons) Textile Design

Post graduate courses available:
MA in Contemporary Crafts
MA in Fine Art

Pre-degree Courses accepting late applications:
Foundation Diploma in Art & Design (post A-Level)
Portfolio Course (for mature students)
Extended Diploma in Art & Design (post GCSEs)
Extended Diploma in Performing Arts (post GCSEs)
Extended Diploma in Music (post GCSEs)
Diploma in Art & Design (post GCSEs)
Diploma in Performing Arts (post GCSEs)

What to do next

Contact us as soon as you can by calling our Registry Team on 01432 273359 or email: and we will be happy to guide you through the late application process for the course your are interested in.
Wherever possible, we can also put you in contact with relevant academic staff to offer advice and guidance.

UCAS Clearing - BA (Hons) Degrees

If you're interested in starting a degree at HCA for this year's September 2018 entry and you are already in the UCAS application system, you will need to apply via UCAS Clearing.  Students can find themselves in Clearing for lots of valid reasons:
  • You might not have received any offers if you applied to UCAS after 30 June
  • You didn't receive any offers (or none you wanted to accept)
  • Your exam results weren't as expected, and you didn't meet the conditions of your offers
  • Your circumstances have changed and you are only just thinking about studying at degree level, or rethinking wher ewould suit you best

Please just give our Registry team a call on 01432 273359 or email: and we will be happy to guide you through the clearing application process. 
You may also find these UCAS Clearing Frequently Asked Questions helpful.

Direct Applications

If you are not in the  UCAS application system for 2018 entry and are only interested in applying to HCA, then you can complete a simplified HCA application form and submit it direct to us.  Please contact our Registry team on 01432 273359 or email: who will be happy to advise you further.

Part-Time Study

If you are interested in studying part-time with us from September this year, please also contact Registry for a part-time course application form.