Explore our professional digital suites
This professional suite gives you the opportunity to explore moving image using multi-platforms and devices and create moving images for film, animation, cinemographs and immersive experiences. You will access industry standard software including: Adobe Premiere, Animate, Final Cut, Tag Tool, Madmapper and a range of programmes that support computer games design and interactive media. You will also discover new software for moving image creation and virtual reality.
Digital editing Computer Suite
This well-equipped suite with a range of machines together with flatbed scanners and Wacom drawing tablets will fully support you to develop digital drawing and image manipulation skills. Using the latest software in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign & Lightroom, you create new designs and images for print and screen .
General IT Resources
- IT Suites with specialist software available on Apple Mac and PCs.
- Open access areas.
- Quiet study areas in Library spaces with Assistive Technology.
- Exhibition quality large format inkjet printers.
- Sound & video production areas.
- Animation facilities.
- Virtual Learning Environment.
- Free access to Microsoft Office 365 for up to five devices with 1TB of cloud storage.
Available from Our Media Stores
- A large choice of guitars, keyboards, decks, drums and electronic instruments.
- MacBook Pros, audio interfaces, midi controllers, hard-drives, accessories. • SLR/DSLR cameras, 35mm cameras, tripods, lenses.
- Blackmagic cine camera, HD video cameras,
- Location recording equipment (including track, dolly etc).
- Projectors, video mixers, Super 8.
Library and Learning Resources
Hereford College of Arts offers access to two specialist library and resource centres dedicated to all aspects of the creative arts. There are libraries on both the College Road and Folly Lane campuses. They jointly offer access to over 30,000 books, subscriptions to journals and magazines, audio-visual materials and access to online resources.
Our service is entirely customer-focused and aims to support and inspire your written and practical work through all stages and levels of study, and to provide a friendly and relaxed environment in which to learn.
- Professional staff with backgrounds in art and design are available to help with your queries.
- We subscribe to a number of specialist electronic resources, which are also available off campus via the ATHENS single sign-in service, including Kanopy live film and video streaming, EBSCO’s Art and Architecture Collection of over 1000 international art and design journals, the Bloomsbury Design, Applied Arts, Popular Music and Screen Studies platforms, Vogue archives back to 1892, e-books and e-journals.
- We are also a member of the British Library’s Inter-library Loan and Document Supply Service allowing students to order books and journals from other libraries for a small fee.
- The libraries have quiet study spaces, colour printing, scanning and photocopying, access to college wi-fi and networked drop-in computers installed with the latest creative software.
- The Library’s page on StudentNet (the college intranet) includes links to library information and additional resources such as recommended websites and research tips.
- HCA Library’s online catalogue can be viewed from any PC, tablet or mobile. You can access the catalogue directly at http://hlcollege.cirqahosting.com
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