HCA Courses are delivered in two unique campuses, just down the road from each other and in walking distance of the City.
Folly Lane Campus
The Folly Lane site has lecture theatres, Folly Arts Theatre, Finance & Registry, Learning & Student Services, Careers, and workshops including Textiles, 3D, Small Metals, Print, Ceramics and IT Suites.
It’s also the base for our College-Level courses (16-19 years) in art, design, media, performing arts and music. The Foundation Diploma studios are in a separate building close by. Our University-Level students use the facilities at Folly Lane on a regular basis – the campuses are within walking distance of each other.
There is a fantastic Arts Space and main entrance of Folly Lane providing social, café and exhibition space. Designed by Hewitt Studios and constructed by Keir Moss.
Landscaped gardens and outdoor areas are integrated into the design. This highly functional space hosts a number of exhibitions and events as well as being enjoyed on a day-to-day basis by students and staff.
The design and architecture has generated great interest from national and regional bodies, and has been shortlisted and awarded for:
• Civic Trust Award
• West Midlands RIBA Award
• West of England LABC Building Excellence Award
• Building Design Wood Award
It has also been profiled by MADE to showcase how design is improving the quality of the built environment in the West Midlands and also featured in a cross-section of architectural journals and magazines from the UK and abroad.
College Road Campus
College Road Campus was formerly the Royal National College building. This outstanding arts and crafts style building provides a perfect base for the independent arts school.
This is the main base for the University-Level community with plenty of affordable student housing close-by, including halls of residence.
The College building was refurbished and adapted the spaces into studios, workshops, on-site library, photographic studios and stores, dark rooms and IT facilities including a large digital Mac and printing suite. The campus has an abundance of social space, a large hall ideal for sports and recreation, and canteen facilities.