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Whether you are exploring your options for a Foundation degree, diploma or postgraduate study to Masters level, you can expect a rich learning experience that will equip you with advanced practical skills. Our low student-to-staff ratio (average 8:1) means there is a great degree of individual tuition.
Open debate and exchange of ideas and information is encouraged, ensuring West Dean College alumni are amongst the leading practitioners in their field.
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With the right teacher, a passion or an interest can be transformed into a deep and creative learning experience. Be inspired by expert tutors, practising professionals with impressive reputations.
Learn a range of art and craft techniques in our fully-equipped studios and workshops, with a pottery, forge, fine metals workshop, light and airy art studios, sculpture courtyard and stone carving workshop.
Designed for professional conservators to refresh skills and update knowledge of developments in materials and techniques. West Dean College has joined with other institutions to develop these short courses (3, 4 or 5 days). Collaboration with relevant specialists and organisations ensures participants benefit from the highest levels of expertise.
West Dean College has a dynamic and creative music community that attracts students with a passion for music who are ready to channel that interest into instrument making or playing.
You can study for a Foundation degree full-time, or enrol on a music short course. Our talented team of tutors are specialist musical instrument makers and musicians ready to help you make new discoveries and develop your skills.