Explore your study options from creative short courses and professional development through to Foundation, Diploma and Masters degrees. 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 creative environment with a forward thinking approach, strong professional connections and a rich heritage of creativity.

Small classes, talented tutors, exceptional studios and facilities offer a rich study experience. Our postgraduate and Masters degrees are awarded by the University of Sussex.

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. Alumni can be found in prestigious heritage organisations worldwide or pursuing their creative practice.

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College Blog

In the spotlight

Posted on 13th February 2017

Talking about Art. The School of Creative Arts hosts a series of Artist's Talks over the next few months.

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School of Conservation Blog

Application deadline for Degree/Diploma courses

We are still accepting applications for September 2017 on most programmes.

Bursary and scholarships application deadline is 1 April 2017.

We welcome applications from UK/EU and international students.

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