Explore your study options from short courses to Foundation, Diploma and Masters degrees. Students achieve ground-breaking work in arts or craft or apply their skills to the conservation of our national and international cultural heritage.

Studying at West Dean College

Studying here on a short course or for your degree or diploma could be life-changing. Many alumni are working with collections and museums of international significance or pursuing their creative practice.

You can expect exceptional facilities, talented tutors and small class sizes. The College is in Sussex in the former home of Edward James; poet, artist, designer, and patron of the Surrealist Movement, and is an inspirational setting for study, creativity and innovation.

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School of Arts Blog

Gabriele Beveridge at Seventeen Gallery

Posted on 12th November 2018

Previous Artist-in-Residence, Gabriele Beveridge is showing new work at Seventeen Gallery in London. The solo exhibition, Live Dead World, include a series of photograpms made by Beveridge during her 2017/18 residency at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation.

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School of Conservation Blog

The Sticky Issue of Making Paste (Part II)

Posted on 10th December 2018

In a previous post I described the initial stages of my research in the properties and preparation of wheat starch paste. Here I will continue with an outline description of the quantitative and qualitative tests my paste samples were subjected to, in order to identify which parameters might influence the properties of paste.

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Open Day - register today

Come and find out what makes West Dean College such an amazing place to study. Explore the studios, take a tour with students, discuss your study options, and find out about funding at our next Open Day on:

Saturday 9 February 2019

Suitable for Foundation Degree, Diploma and Masters.

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