Press Release: West Dean College of Arts and Conservation announce new virtual open days

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West Dean College of Arts and Conservation has announced that it will be hosting a series of live Virtual Open Days on Wednesday, November 10; Wednesday, November 17 and Wednesday, November 24, 2021. The sessions are at 10am-12.30pm and 5pm-7.15pm.

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West Dean College of Arts and Conservation has an international reputation for excellence in education and is a full partner of the University of Sussex. Students achieve ground-breaking work in arts or craft or apply their skills to the conservation of our national and international heritage The live online open day sessions cover a variety of subjects including Conservation Studies (Graduate Diploma and MA); Fine Art (Graduate Diploma and MFA); Art and Contemporary Crafts (Diploma); Art and Design (Foundation Diploma); Historic Craft PracticesClocks, Metals, Furniture and Musical Instruments (Foundation Degree); Collections Care and Conservation Management (MA) and Creative Writing and Publishing (MA). The virtual sessions allow those interested in studying at the College the chance to find out more without travel worries and offer multiple sessions to fit around existing study and employment.

As Kate Freeman, Student Recruitment Officer at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation explains: “The Virtual Open Days provide a great opportunity to hear about the course content and teaching style, and find out about day-to-day student life. Potential students can also learn about the variety of funding and student support that West Dean offers – ensuring that they can apply with confidence, knowing that the course will meet their needs and that their application is the best it can be.”

She goes on to say: “Interested students will hear from course leaders, current students and alumni, who provide great insight into their life after studying at West Dean. There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and we are looking forward to supporting the virtual element with onsite tours of the facilities.”

Wednesday 10 November, 10am-12.30pm
FdA: Clocks, Furniture, Metalwork, Musical Instruments Fine Art (Graduate Diploma and MFA)

Wednesday 10 November, 5pm-7.15pm
Diploma in Art and Contemporary Craft
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design
MA Creative Writing and Publishing

Wednesday 17 November, 10am-12.30pm
Diploma in Art and Contemporary Craft
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Wednesday 17 November, 5pm-7.15pm
Conservation Studies (Graduate Diploma and MA)
MA Collections Care and Conservation Management

Wednesday 24 November, 10am-12.30pm
MA Creative Writing and Publishing
Conservation Studies (Graduate Diploma and MA)
MA Collections Care and Conservation Management

Wednesday 24 November, 5pm -7.15pm
FdA: Clocks, Furniture, Metalwork, Musical Instruments
Fine Art (Graduate Diploma and MFA)

For more information and to register, please visit https://www.westdean.org.uk/study/open-days-and-visits.

For those who are unable to attend the dates above and are interested in studying at West Dean, please contact admissions for further information: admissions@westdean.ac.uk.

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Notes to Editors:

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation is an educational charity whose mission is to provide the highest quality education in arts and conservation. Alongside the academic provision, the College supports an annual programme of residencies designed to provide research and development opportunities to artists and writers whilst enhancing the learning environment of the College.
• West Dean College of Arts and Conservation was founded in 1971 by the poet and Surrealist patron, Edward James, recognised by BBC Arts as the ‘the greatest patron of art of the early 20th century’. 
• The College is part of The Edward James Foundation (Charity No. 1126084), also comprising West Dean Gardens, West Dean Estate and West Dean Tapestry Studio.
• All photography is free to use for editorial purposes.
• West Dean College is situated on the A286, six miles north of Chichester and within easy access of Portsmouth, Guildford, Brighton and London.

For all media enquiries please contact Rachel Aked:
Email: rachel.aked@westdean.ac.uk
Telephone: 07790 732448

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 OQZ