Explore your study options from short courses through to Foundation, Diploma and Masters degrees. Students achieve ground-breaking work in visual arts or craft or deploy their skills in 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.

West Dean College, near Chichester, Sussex, has talented tutors, exceptional facilities, and low student to tutor ratios. Based in the former home of Edward James; poet, artist, designer, and patron of the Surrealist Movement, it offers 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

Freedom of Choice

Posted on 3rd December 2018

Deciding which course of treatment to take on an object can be a near-impossible task, and even after I've finished working on a clock and it's ticking away happily on a test stand, I'll still be wondering if there was something I should have done slightly differently...

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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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