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Application Forms

If you feel that you possess the necessary qualifications and skills and you wish to apply for a programme, please complete and forward the relevant application with two passport-sized photographs.

The PDF application forms can be downloaded from the list below. You should also arrange for two referees (who need to be either professional or academic) to complete and send to us separately a confidential reference supporting your technical ability and qualifications using the forms provided.Please return your completed application form for the attention of Sue Powell to the address on the form.

A one-day practical test and interview will be arranged for you after we receive your application. Accommodation can be provided at the College on request.

We encourage a personal visit to West Dean College; this will be an ideal opportunity for you to see the College in action and to discuss all aspects of the programme with the tutor. If you would like to arrange a visit or have any other questions, please contact Communications on +44(0)1243 818208, or diplomas@westdean.org.uk.

We encourage you to apply as early as possible as spaces on courses are limited and it allows maximum time to arrange funding for your studies.

Conservation and Making

Books Ceramics and Metalwork


Furniture and Related Objects

Making Stringed Musical Instruments

Reference form - for all programmes

Visual Arts

Visual Arts - for all programmes

Reference form - for all programmes

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