Hereford College of Arts

Performing Arts Hereford College of Arts Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: University of Wales Trinity Saint David (Prifysgol Cymru Y Drindod Dewi Sant)


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Course summary

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The course gives students the opportunity to explore, examine and contextualise contemporary and collaborative performance making, whilst creating and developing their own performance work and practice. Throughout the course, emphasis is placed on individual skills development (be that acting, movement, voice or directing/choreography). Students will be encouraged to expand their artistic horizons and develop entrepreneurial skills to successfully take ownership of their future. There are extensive links with the Creative Industries, via visiting professionals, practitioners, lecturers (Gravity) and public performance opportunities in a range of established professional venues, such as the Courtyard Theatre in Hereford, as well as alternative and innovative spaces.

Course details


Modules are self-standing units of study, and you earn credits when you successfully complete them. As a full-time student you will take 120 credits each year. All Modules are compulsory and can vary in weighting from 20 to 60 credits.

How to apply

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.




Northern Ireland



Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code W470
Institution code H18
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 80 points
A level E - A* 80 UCAS tariff points from a combination of A Levels
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP
Access to HE Diploma Pass
Scottish Higher 80 UCAS tariff points
AS 80 UCAS tariff points from a combination of AS Levels
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 80 UCAS Tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Minimum of 80 UCAS Tariff points
Leaving Certificate - Ordinary Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) Minimum of 80 UCAS Tariff points
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DM 80 UCAS Tariff points
Scottish Advanced Higher 80 UCAS Tariff points

Mature applicants with relevant experience will be considered. Audition and interview also required.

Applicants whose first language is not English - proof of IELTS score 5.5 or equivalent on enrolment.

Additional entry requirements



Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,000 Year 1
EU £9,000 Year 1
International £10,500 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

The HCA Cash Bursary: is designed to benefit students who are new undergraduates starting Higher Education for the first time in 2018, are ordinarily resident in England and from a low income family (£25,000 a year or less). Each cash bursary is £1,000 which students receive in their first year only. For more information, please visit our website: Partner Colleges: A first year bursary of £500 is available to students from our progression partner colleges* who have successfully completed their Level 3 or equivalent course within the last 2 academic years and progress on to a degree programme at Hereford College of Arts. *Partner Colleges include: Bath College, Belfast Metropolitan College, Bourneville College, Cirencester College, City of Bristol College, Coleg Gwent (Pontypool Campus), Newtown College, Coleg y Cymoedd, Dudley College, Evesham College, Gloucestershire College (including Forest of Dean and Cheltenham campuses), Gower College Swansea, Grantham College, Halesowen College, Heart of Worcestershire College, The Hereford Academy, Hereford Sixth Form College , Herefordshire & Ludlow College, Malvern Hills College, New College Telford, Newent Community School & Sixth Form Centre, North West Regional College, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College, Stratford-upon-Avon College, Swindon Academy, Telford College of Arts & Technology and Worcester Sixth Form College. Internal Progression Bursary: All students who have studied and successfully completed a Level 3 course with the last 2 academic years at Hereford College of Arts and progress to undergraduate study at HCA will be eligible to receive a bursary of £500 in their first year.

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Hereford College of Arts
Folly Lane

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