We welcome applications from students from across the world to study for a creative career and experience life at one of the UK’s historic independent art schools, Hereford College of Arts (HCA). We are located in the middle of the United Kingdom, well connected to other vibrant cities as well as stunning picturesque landscapes.

Course sizes are much smaller and more personal than those typically found in a large multi-faculty university and you wont get lost in the crowd. You will benefit from individual tutorials as well as group learning with the support of a wealth of knowledge and experience in our staff team.

Hereford is a rural City with a big soul with heritage and creativity at its heart! Proud of its international routes and famed throughout the world for its produce (specifically food and drink) and traditions. It is home to the world’s largest cider museum which celebrates the story of the apple from its origins in China to world importance.

Our degree courses are developed to help students get careers across the creative industries and the college maintains extensive industry contacts to ensure the programmes fit students for success in developing areas.  Courses include from Fine Art to Illustration, from Performance to Crafts, and all education will be in an organic approach taking into consideration your personal tastes, interests and knowledge.

We, at HCA, know it is a big commitment to move to another country to continue education. We offer a fantastic one year Foundation Course, which could be a stepping stone to further education up to a degree at HCA or if you want to travel on it has a year track record of students gaining places at their first choice of university across the UK.

In 2020 we have a brand new residential building opening close to both the college and city centre. This is being built to exceptionally high safety standards and includes brand new en-suite student accommodation yards from the college campus. This accommodation is unique with a social and exhibition hub as part of the same space, making it a true cultural centre. accommodation 

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Meet Dawn and Leon who will are apart of our friendly Registry Team, here to answer any queries you might have about studying in Hereford. Contact us on email