Book your place at open day and see for yourself why 97% of students would recommend studying at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation (2018 student survey). A visit to the College is the perfect opportunity to:
Book your place at our next open day on Friday 6 December 2019
Please use the timetable below to help you plan your visit and what sessions you would like to attend.
Workshop talks are repeated during the day but if you can’t attend a talk, staff will be available during the day to speak to you one to one and also to view current student projects between 9.30am-12.00pm and 1.00-2.00pm.
Campus accommodation tours will be leaving at three points during the day – we hope you can join one of these tours to see where students live during their studies (please note: accommodation tours view the full-time study student accommodation only).
Teas/Coffees will be available in the Stewards Bar throughout the day. If you wish to stay for lunch the West Dean Gardens Restaurant is open 10.30am-4pm.
|Registration||From 9.30am||The Marble Hall|
|Open workshops/studios||Between 9.30am-12.00pm and 1.00-2.00pm||Subject workshops/studios|
|Workshop talks||10.00-10.15am||Subject workshops/studios|
|Accommodation tour||10.00-10.45am||The Oak Hall|
|Workshop talks||11.00-11.15am||Subject workshops/studios|
|Learning resources, Student Association and funding talks||11.00-11.45am||The Old Library|
|Accommodation tour||11.00-11.45am||The Oak Hall|
|Learning resources, Student Association and funding talks||12.00-12.45pm||The Old Library|
|Accommodation||12.00-12.45pm||The Oak Hall|
|Workshop talks||1.00-1.15pm||Subject workshops/studios|
|Learning resources, Student Association and funding talks||1.00-1.45pm||The Old Libary|
School of Arts students have the opportunity to explore the rich arts heritage and enjoy a vibrant cultural programme. A visit at open day gives you a real chance to be inspired by the setting which enables students to reach levels of achievement beyond those you thought possible.
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. At open day, staff and current students are on hand for you to find out more about each specialism.
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.Find out more about student life and accommodation
At open day dedicated staff will be available to discuss funding options. Current students will also be able to chat about their own experiences. There are a range of bursaries and scholarships available for both UK and international students.Find out more about bursaries/scholarships
West Dean College of Arts and Conservation is six 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 on-site, in front of the College and is free of charge.
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.
"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