MORE THAN AN ART SCHOOL
At HCA you can find your place in an inspiring art school community; while our expert staff, studios and workshops support your individual journey.
HCA’s scale lends itself to natural collaborations and distinctive creative groups. It is the ideal setting for you to discover alternative ways of looking at things – surprising yourself and each other. Many of the staff at HCA are also active professional creatives in their field, meaning they can offer you guidance as mentors, specialists and peers.
Each of the course profiles include examples of our many employer and industry links. That’s because our courses are the start of your professional career.
People come to art college for many different reasons, from different backgrounds at different stages of life. We welcome and cherish diversity. You may be looking to start your career or returning to education to explore a passion long suppressed. If your practice leads you down a new and inventive route; you are free to experiment using HCA’s great range of facilities and we’ll support you to change pathway if you want.
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“ The range of equipment and the knowledge of the staff is amazing, and I have not once felt that the smaller size of the college has held me back, if anything it has allowed me to excel. Martha Stark - Textile Design
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“Transferring onto the Contemporary Design Crafts course was the best decision I ever made, I am so appreciative of the effort and high level of interest that the tutors invest into each individual student
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