Explore your study options from creative short courses and professional development through to Foundation, Diploma, MA and MFA. Students achieve ground-breaking work in visual arts or deploy their skills in the conservation of our national and international cultural heritage.

Study at West Dean College

You can expect a rare immersive environment with a forward thinking approach, strong professional connections and a rich heritage of creativity.

Small classes, talented tutors and access to exceptional studios and facilities provide a rich study experience.

The college is set in historic West Dean House in Sussex, former home of Edward James, poet, artist, designer and patron of the Surrealist Movement. It offers an inspirational setting for focused study, creativity and innovation.

Studying at West Dean College, whether on a short course or full-time, can be life-changing. Our alumni can be found in prestigious heritage organisations worldwide or pursuing their creative practice.

Open Day Saturday 6th February 2016.

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West Dean is part of a registered charity and relies on the support of generous donors, friends, legacies to help us deliver world-class education in conservation and the creative arts and maintain our award-winning gardens.

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