Workshops & Resources

Our workshops set HCA apart from other education providers. Below you'll find a list of workshops, as well as dedicated resources you can access throughout the duration of your course.

Small metals workshop

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.

Once full health & safety inductions are complete, students are able to access the workshops on a regular and ‘open access' basis.

Browse through this section to see what facilities we have, or jump to your area of interest:
Ceramics
Small Metals
3D Fabrication
Printmaking
Photography
Textiles
Artist Blacksmithing
IT Resources
Performing Arts & Music Resources



Ceramics Workshop
Hand building
Throwing
Extruding
Slab rolling
Slip casting and mould making
Glass fusing and slumping
Glazing

Ceramics workshop



Small Scale Metals
Jewellery making
Silversmithing
Hand fabrication Forging
Turning
Enamelling
Etching
Patination





3D Fabrication

Materials include wood, metal, plastics,
stone & plaster
Bench saws, planers, lathes and milling machines
Metal fabrication equipment
Gas and MIG welding
Plasma cutting/ Vinyl Cutting
Sand blasting
Thermo-moulding
Laser Cutter





Printmaking
Etching
Drypoint
Collagraph
Linocutting and woodcutting
Lithography and monoprinting
Letterpress
Bookbinding
Printing presses

Print Hereford College of Arts



Photography
Photographic Lending Stores
2 Black & white dark rooms
35mm, medium and large format enlargers
Wet printing and processing
3 large photographic studios with extensive
professional studio equipment
Professional printers and scanners
MAC Pro computers
Full frame Nikon cameras with a variety of lenses
High Specification Mac Pro, iMac and PC’s

Photography Hereford College of Arts



Textiles
Weaving
Sewing
Knitting
Felt making
Embroidery
Screen printing
Heat transfer
Dyeing
Digital printing & stitch
Paper making
Flocking

Textiles Hereford College of Arts


The Rural Crafts Centre - BA (Hons) Artist Blacksmithing Facilities

The technical aspect of this course is delivered at The Rural Craft Centre, one of largest forge training centres in Europe.  As well as technical expertise, delivered by Hereford & Ludlow College our students benefit from  a range of state of the art facilities:

Teaching block with classrooms, display and conference areas, library and IT centre
Well-equipped Fabrication and Welding workshop for MIG, TIG, GAS and ARC welding
A range of blacksmithing forges
Demonstration forge

Rural Craft Centre



IT Resources

IT Suites with specialist software available on PC’s and Apple Mac
Open Access Areas Quiet Study areas in Library
Spaces with Assistive Technology
Exhibition quality Large Format inkjet printers
Access to Microsoft Office 365
Colour laser printers
Scanners
Sound & Video Production areas
Virtual Learning Environment
Updated Industry Standard hardware and software
for PCs and Macs
Animation facilities
Wi-Fi access

Facilities

Performing Arts & Music Resources

Folly Arts Theatre
A multi-functional theatre with retractable
seating
Computerised lighting
Sound equipment
Keyboards
PA systems
Mixing desk


Folly Arts Theatre Hereford College of Arts


Rehearsal spaces
Acoustical treated rehearsal spaces
Dedicated dance studio
Professional analogue/digital recording studio
Folly Arts theatre performance venue
Music lecture/performance space

Music Hereford College of Arts

Music Practice Studios
Professional PA systems, amplifiers, hardware, keyboards, acoustic and electronic drum kits
Portable recording kits, digital music rehearsal units (record, transpose, remove vocal, burn CD/ memory stick)
Record to new control room
Additional recording and rehearsal facilities at Chapel Studios, RNC
State of the art digital production workstations, lecture space and music editing suites.
Professional 32 channel recording control room/creative production space

Media Store
Large choice of guitars, keyboards, decks, drums and electronic instruments
MacBook Pro’s, audio interfaces, midi controllers, hard-drives, accessories
SLR/DSLR cameras, tripods, lenses
Blackmagic cine camera, HD video cameras, location recording equipment, track, dolly
OHP’s, animation desks, video mixers, super8 projector/cameras