Our mission is to empower your creativity

Hereford College of Arts is a specialist arts school where students’ unique creative voices can thrive.  We encourage taking bold creative risks, resourceful problem solving and critical engagement with wider social issues.

At HCA, we support students to become collaborative, curious, brave, and inventive individuals.

We believe creative collaboration gives us the power to change the world.

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HCA is rooted in place – Herefordshire is a very special and beautiful location – but always connected to the world. Our students are true creative citizens and through the work they produce and their careers in the creative industries and beyond, we are proud of the myriad of ways that they contribute to our economy and society, and have a positive impact on the world.

At HCA we’re proud to come from a long tradition of specialist arts schools where students have always been encouraged to be radical, questioning, and engage with big issues. Abigail Appleton, HCA Principal

Teaching Excellence

Based on the evidence available, the TEF Panel judged that Hereford College of Arts delivers high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education.

*The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) is a new scheme introduced by the Department for Education for recognising excellent teaching and learning.

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