Launchgrad @ HCA

Launchgrad aims to support graduates from BA and MA courses in the crucial 18 months following graduation.


As a Launchgrad member, you’ll be invited to participate in online talks from visiting lecturers at HCA and selected professional practice events. These will be advertised through our newsletter.

Talent Hub

You can also apply to create your personal online show space as part of HCA’s Talent Hub. To find out more about Talent Hub, please contact

Graduate Associate Membership

If you are keen to continue to access some HCA facilities, you can apply for free Graduate Associate Membership, too. Visit our web pages to find out more, including current access to facilities.

Graduates in Residence Scheme

The GiR scheme gives recent graduates the opportunity to access some of the facilities at HCA, to enable them to continue with their practise. This opportunity will be offered to a selected few graduates after a fair application and judging panel process. To find out more about the 2021 pilot, visit our GiR page for more details. If you are interested in applying please sign up the Launchgrad newsletter where it will be advertised.

Careers Advice

We are very pleased to be able to offer graduates who have graduated within the last 18 months the opportunity to apply for free careers advice with HCA’s careers advisor, Gail Kilminster. There will be around 16 tutorial opportunities with Gail each month. To book one please email Slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. This is a pilot offer and will be reviewed regularly. 

More Information

For a full overview of the schemes download this infographic sheet for your reference.

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