Study

Why study at West Dean College?

Whether you're looking for a short course or a postgraduate degree programme, here at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation we're proud to offer:

  • Talented tutors
  • A low student to tutor ratio
  • Exceptional studio space and fully equipped workshops
  • Strong connections in the heritage and arts sectors
  • Extended studio access 7 days a week
  • Bursary and scholarship opportunities
  • Degrees and diplomas are validated by the University of Sussex
  • Fantastic facilities - including exhibition space, a specialist arts and conservation library, an analytical laboratory and an artist-in-residence programme

Apply now: we are still accepting applications for 2019 entry. West Dean College Bursary applications are still being accepted. Bursary details and application forms

Applications are welcome from UK/EU and International students. Application forms can be found on the specific course pages.

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation is a registered provider by the OfS (Office for Students).

School of Conservation

The School of Conservation offers a dynamic, internationally connected and respected learning environment. Conservation graduates from West Dean College are amongst the most sought-after in their field.

You will have the opportunity to engage in your chosen specialism: Books, Ceramics, Clocks, Furniture, Metals or Collections Care and study up to MA level. A close proximity to other programmes and an increasing focus on research allows for cross-discipline study and support in a rich collaborative environment.

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School of Arts

A rich, immersive environment awaits in the School of Arts. Study options range from art and craft short courses for beginners and advanced creatives, to Foundation and Graduate Diplomas, and MFA.

You will develop advanced making and craft skills and nurture your creative talent in specialist workshops and studios. Full-time students will also undertake original theoretical research to inform practice, benefitting from the heritage of founder and Surrealist patron Edward James.

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Apply now for Degree and Diploma study

Apply now: we are still accepting applications for all subjects for 2019 entry

Applications are welcome from UK/EU and International students.

Learn more about applying and entry

Find out about funding opportunities