Open Days and visits

Student Open Days are a great opportunity to visit the College, meet staff and students and explore the workshops and facilities. Gain in-depth information on courses, find out about fees and funding and student life.

Next Open Day

The next Open Days will take place on

Fridays 2 December 2016
Saturday 4 February 2017

Times to be confirmed.

Book your place on the next open day now. + 44 (0) 1243 818 291or

See the workshops alive with current projects and discover the facilities and equipment. You can join an informal talk by our Director of Education and Programme Leaders or explore the studios and workshops at your leisure. Tour the student accommodation, specialist art and conservation library, and meet staff and students to find out about student life.

If you would like to arrange a visit or have any other questions about visits or open days, please contact the Registry Office on the above number or email.

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.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Find out about student life at West Dean College

Help preserve our future

West Dean is part of a registered charity and relies on the support of generous donors, friends, legacies to help us deliver world-class education in conservation and the creative arts and maintain our award-winning gardens.

Find out how you can help support us