Our Open Days... Online

This page is built for you as a chance to meet the lecturers, ask questions about the course and student life, and experience a condensed Open Day, virtually the same as being here in person

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Course Leader Delyth Done

Artist Blacksmithing

Our course has an international profile and is at the forefront of education in forge metal design. Challenging and innovative, it provides a nurturing environment producing highly motivated graduates. The program encompasses a breath of practice from architectural design to interior product and sculpture.

10th January // 17:00 – 18:00


Schools of Art and Design 12

Course Leader Ella Sibley

Contemporary Design Crafts

The role of craft is continually evolving. As society rethinks our relationship with the planet and the impact of throwaway culture, the origin, quality and meaning of objects in our lives have never been more significant.

10th January // 17:00 – 18:00


Schools of Art and Design 2

Course Leader Dr Daniel Pryde-Jarman

Fine Art

The ability to see the world through a unique filter, and then express and communicate this to others is vital in this time of change. It can potentially influence our culture, our mental well-being, politics, and even the economy.

16TH JANUARY 2023 // 11:00am – 12:00

Schools of Art and Design 8

Course Leader Innes Jones

Graphic & Media Design

This course will equip you with key skills for launching your exciting career in the creative industry including: Design for social media, UI/UX Design,  branding, motion graphics, editorial design, packaging design, graphic illustration,  web design, app design, information graphics, book arts, animation and advertising.

16th January 2023 // 16:00 – 17:00

Schools of Art and Design 6

Course Leader Neil Hadfield


Illustration is an important part of our visual heritage and culture. From childhood and throughout our lives, illustration helps us all make sense of a complicated world. It is a communication tool that entertains, describes, inspires, explains and educates.

Schools of Art and Design 14

Course Leader Ella Sibley

Jewellery Design

The adornment of the human body with objects, and use of jewellery can be traced back millennia. It carries many meanings, and answers profound and enduring needs to express personality and individuality.

10TH JANUARY // 17:00 – 18:00


Course Leaders Dr Mia Gordon, Gillian Hipp

Performing Arts

Let’s prepare you to step into the performing arts industry.

Actively create, make and perform your own work, as well as collaborate with students from other courses across the arts school.

16th January 2023 // 10:00am – 11:00am

Schools of Art and Design 5

Course Leader Manuel Gross


Photography is universal with a trillion pictures now taken round the globe a year. It has an importance to individuals, groups and businesses like no other art form, capturing stories, representing dreams, driving political change, promoting ideas and brands.

17th January 2023 // 11:00am – 12:00pm


Why study Music at HCA 8

Course Leader Graham Smith

Popular Music

Follow in the tradition of some of the UK’s greatest musicians and start your creative music career at an art school. We nurture students to develop their own voice and practice and then connect them to the ever expanding opportunities in the world.

Introduction to Machine Knitting

Course Leader Flett Bertram

Textile Design

Textile design plays an important role in fashion and interiors but is also at the cutting-edge of a wide range of other design solutions such as architecture, automotive and bio-materials.

10TH JANUARY // 17:00 – 18:00