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 Visit to De La Warr Pavilion

Posted on 26th November 2019

Full-time Fine Art students from West Dean College of Arts and Conservation recently made a group visit to the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill-upon-Sea. David Stent, Fine Art Subject Leader, tells us all about it in this blog post.

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School of Conservation Blog

Orrery Making with Peter Grimwood

Posted on 29th November 2019

Peter Grimwood is one of just two Orrery makers in the country and he recently spent a day (on November 21st) at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation explaining how to make an Orrery to students.

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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