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 of Arts and Conservation

Studying here on one of our 800 short courses 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 West 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.

School of Arts Blog

Fine Art Alumni News – VR Prize 2019

Posted on 7th November 2019

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation MFA alumnus Laura Luna Castillo has just been awarded the 'Best VR Award' by the Nexon Computer Museum in South Korea for her immersive Virtual Reality work developed in August 2019 for the Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology at Virginia Tech.

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School of Conservation Blog

#AskAConservator

Posted on 12th November 2019

On November 4 2019, conservators around the world participated in Ask a Conservator day. A day that encourages international collaboration and knowledge exchange. 

Tutors and students from our School of Conservation tweeted via the College’s Twitter profile to answer questions and share insights into their experiences in the Conservation sector.

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Open Day - register today

Come and find out what makes West Dean College of Arts and Conservation 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:

Friday 6 December 2019

Register your place and find out more