Open Days

Our Open Days offer the perfect opportunity to learn more about our Degree and Diploma courses and find out why 97% of students would recommend studying at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation (2018 student survey).

  • Meet tutors online and discuss your study options
  • Ask specific questions about the subject or course
  • Chat with current students about student life and find out what it's really like
  • Find out more about course costs, living costs and funding through scholarships or bursaries

We are currently planning our next Virtual Open Days, please check back soon for more information. In the meantine, if you are interested in studying with us, please contact or call 07771 505 666 or join one of our upcoming Q&A sessions.

Q&A Sessions

We are running a series of online Q&A sessions where you can meet our admissions team, current students and tutors and speak to our alumni.

For further information or to book your place at a Q&A session please contact: Email or call 07771 505 666.

School of Arts

Students benefit from our rich arts heritage, vibrant cultural programme and site-specific exhibition opportunities. If you're interested in any of our degree or diploma arts courses our virtual open days are the perfect chance to meet tutors and current students, and ask any questions. 

Get started now:
Explore the art studios and print room
Find out more about other arts facilities
Discover your funding options
Learn about experiences from previous students in our alumni profiles

School of Arts degrees and diplomas
Conservation of furniture student in workshop at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation

School of Conservation

Our aim is for conservation students to leave with the appropriate academic qualifications and practical training to pursue the next stage of their careers. Curriculums are aligned with the Institute of Conservation's professional standards. Our virtual open days offer you the ideal opportunity to find out more about the specialism you're interested in, the facilities or funding available for the different subjects. 

Take a virtual tour of the workshops:

Find out more about the science equipment and analytical laboratory
Read more about funding options
Learn about alumni careers and experiences 

School of Conservation degrees and diplomas

Student experience

Andrew Latham, FdA Furniture student talks about his overall experience of studying at the College.

Female student laughing - West Dean College of Arts and Conservation

Funding Advice

At each virtual open day there will be a dedicated session about funding and support whilst studying at the College. Our team will be available to discuss funding options through bursaries and scholarships and current students will also be able to share their experiences. Bursaries and scholarships are available for both UK and international students.

Read more about funding

Student Life and Accommodation

There is a relaxed, peaceful atmosphere on campus, and shared outdoor spaces adjoining the accommodation make for a unique student life. Students also have access to the award-winning West Dean Gardens. There are many events for students to enjoy such as concerts, talks and film nights. There are also clubs and societies organised through the Student Association.

Read more about student life and student accommodation

Find out more about student life and accommodation

Take a virtual tour

Take a virtual tour of West Dean College of Arts and Conservation and see the degree and diploma workshops and studios.

Explore the College

Apply now for Degree and Diploma study

Applications open for 2022 entry

Choose your subject and find out how to apply.


Find out about funding opportunities