How to Apply to our Foundation and Portfolio Courses

Before you apply

Come along to one of our popular Open Events that we hold in the autumn and spring terms. These events will allow you and your parents or guardians to meet tutors, view the college and our facilities, and learn more about careers in art, design, media, digital, music and the performing arts.

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Entry Requirements for Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

  • 1 A Level/ A2 or Extended Diploma preferably in a creative subject plus 5 GCSEs including English and maths at grade 4 (C) or above.
  • For further assistance please contact our Registry team on 01432 273359 or email registry@hca.ac.uk

Your Application 

Course application forms are available from the autumn term onwards, either from the Careers Centre at your school or by contacting HCA directly. Alternatively you can fill in our online application form. Deadline is normally 31 March however, we will always consider late applications.

Apply Now for 2022 Entry

The Portfolio Course

Entry Requirements for Portfolio in Art and Design

  • No formal entry requirements
  • Interview with portfolio of work. This may include work produced for previous qualifications (GCSE, AS, A2, degree, etc.), or work that you have produced in your own time. A selection of observational drawings should also be included.
  • Minimum Age: 21
  • Applicants whose first language is not English – proof of IELTS overall score of 5.0 or equivalent on enrolment24+ Advanced Learning Loan is available to cover tuition fees for this course – flexible and affordable – click here for more info.

    Your Application 

    Course application forms are available from the autumn term onwards, either from the Careers Centre at your school or by contacting HCA directly. Alternatively you can fill in our online application form. Deadline is normally 31 March however, we will always consider late applications.

    Apply Now for 2022 Entry