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Fees and Bursaries

(For information on full-time course bursaries click here)

The course fees are listed as part of the main course details. The fees include course tuition, lunch, tea and coffee, and the use of all the College facilities, including the workshops, the computer suite and the library as well as access to West Dean Gardens. Most courses start early evening and the fee includes dinner on the first evening.

West Dean has a strong commitment to providing opportunities and access to education in the arts. With the support of generous donations from a number of trusts and individuals, we are able to offer bursaries to people who could otherwise not afford to study on a West Dean short course. We are also offering 50% bursaries for art teachers and lecturers at schools, FE and HE.

Bursaries available:

Creative bursaries for undergraduates and recent graduates of arts related subjects, made possible with funding from The Edward James Foundation.

Textile bursaries for undergraduate students currently studying arts related subjects at other institutions. These bursaries have been made available through a generous donation from a charitable trust.

Joyce Mary Harding Textile Bursary Fund to assist students with an interest in developing their skills in working with textiles, who would benefit from assistance with funding. The donation was made by Dr Anthony Harding and Mrs Barbara Tower, in memory of their late Aunt Joyce who was an active needlewoman throughout her life, creating tapestries and embroidery, making clothes and knitting. Her experience was of meeting others socially who shared an interest in needlework and embroidery and her life informs the reasons for the Bursary monies.

Music bursaries to help music students and young professionals attend the Chilingirian Quartet Summer School and the International Classical Guitar Festival and Summer School. Funding has been provided by several generous donors and a group of West Dean Friends.

Bursaries for the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (FDAD). Bursaries are available for one or more talented young students (aged 18 – 30) to study the FDAD but are unable to find the full fees. Funding has been made available through the generous support of an individual donor.

To apply for a bursary, please download the form here.

Next Generation

16-18 year olds (accompanied by an adult) are able to attend West Dean College short courses, taking advantage of our low staff to student ratio, excellent facilities and creative atmosphere which all help to provide you with inspiration and motivation for your studies.

Please contact alison.baxter@westdean.org.uk for more information or call +44 (0)1243 811301.

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West Dean College and Gardens are situated in South East England, six miles north of the historic city of Chichester and 12 miles from the south coast.

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