See conservation in action
If you are thinking of a career in the heritage sector or creative arts then Saturday 7 November (10am to 2.30pm) is your opportunity to see conservation in action behind the scenes in the School of Conservation and to explore the School of Creative Arts.
The Student Open Day is an opportunity to tour the workshops and studios, and talk to tutors, admissions staff and students. Come along and learn more about funding and take a look around the residential accommodation. See the college in action here.
Study options include Graduate Diploma specialising in books, clocks, ceramics, furniture or metalwork. The Master of Arts (MA) Degrees include MA Conservation studies, a part-time MA Collections Care and Conservation Management* and MA Creative Writing and Publishing, and MA Visual Arts, and Master of Fine Arts (MFA). In addition to specialist conservation and arts library and dedicated workshops, students have access to the School of Conservation's Analytical Laboratory where they can undertake technical analysis alongside their practical and academic work. Courses are validated by the University of Sussex.
The Visual Arts programme includes Painting and Drawing, Sculpture and Tapestry and Textile Art. The college is the former home of Edward James, poet and lifelong patron of the Surrealist Movement, and contains artworks, artefacts and papers which inspire the students on the full time Visual Arts programmes.
In recognition of the increasing difficulties in funding for postgraduate education the college offers a wide range of bursaries and scholarships for talented students who would not otherwise be able to study at West Dean College.