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Studying for your degree or diploma could be life-changing. Students can expect a creative environment with a forward thinking approach, professional connections and strong focus on craft techniques in a variety of subject specialisms. Benefit from exceptional facilities, talented tutors and small class sizes. Many alumni work with collections and museums of international significance or pursue their creative practice. 

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 creativity.

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Be inspired by one of 300+ short courses. Learn new skills or develop existing talents, with courses from beginner to advanced with expert tutors, from 1-5 days in length. Learn a new skill from home with our online arts and craft courses. We look forward to seeing you in the workshops and studios again soon. 

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When glass meets minimalism: Edward James and his Art Deco glass lamps

Posted on 10th June 2021

MA Conservation Studies students recently undertook a virtual five week work placement with The Corning Museum of Glass, developing their understanding of glass conservation and what it means to be a conservator in a museum setting. For this blog post, they have applied that knowledge to examine objects in the West Dean Collection.

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