Open Days

Come and see for yourself why 97% of students would recommend studying at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. (2018 student survey)

Explore the studios, take a tour with students, discuss your study options and find out about funding at our next Open Day - dates to be confirmed.

Why come to Open Day?

School of Arts

  • Explore the large studios and great facilities
  • See the exhibition spaces
  • Meet subject leaders and current students
  • Get a feel for the immersive creative atmosphere

View the School of Arts degree and diploma courses

School of Conservation

  • See the workshops alive with current projects
  • View your individual bench space
  • Explore the Analytical Laboratory and studio facilities
  • Meet tutors and chat to current students

View the School of Conservation degree and diploma courses

All students

  • Tour the student accommodation and library
  • Glimpse the historic interiors used for site-specific work
  • Chat with current students about student life, opportunities and clubs
  • Find out about your funding options

If you have any questions about visits or open days, please contact the Registry Office on 01243 818291 or

Degree and Dipoma Open Day at West Dean College
Meet the students and explore the workshops during the Open Day
Visit the Conservation Ceramics Workshop at Open Day
Meet the students and explore the studios during the Open Day
Meet the students and explore the studios during the Open Day
Meet the students and explore the workshops during the Open Day
Meet the students and explore the workshops during the Open Day

Student Life and Accommodation

Events, clubs, societies and 6,000 acres of parkland to discover make for a unique student life. See where you'll be living on a tour of the accommodation at Open Day.

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Funding advice

"Funding made studying at West Dean possible for me and it has been totally worth it. I advise any student not to be put off by the fees as it is all possible." Fons Vogel, Professional Development Diploma, Musical Instruments.

At Open Day, speak to dedicated staff about your funding options and ask current students about their experiences.

Postgraduate loans
If you are a UK student and plan to take a postgraduate Master's course you may be able to get a Postgraduate Loan of up to £10,000 to help with course fees and living costs.

Find out more about funding opportunities.

The space in the studios at West Dean, and the opportunity to do such large-scale work is unique. There's amazing space here - it blows my mind!

Emma Rimer, Graduate Diploma student

Transport and Travel

West Dean College is 6 miles north of Chichester, 12 miles from the coast and a 30 minute car journey from the Portsmouth cross-channel ferries. There is easy road access from London (65 miles) and Heathrow and Gatwick. Open day and visitor parking is available in front of the College.

The number 60 bus leaves Chichester bus station (opposite Chichester railway station) every half hour Mondays to Fridays and passes the College gates.

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We look forward to welcoming you.

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

Applications are welcome from UK/EU and International students.

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