Admissions

We welcome applications from national and international students. With limited places available on each course, we encourage you to apply early.

The deadline for applications for 2017 entry is March 1, 2017. The dealine for Conservation of Books and Library Materials application for2017 entry is 1 February 2017. The application deadline is not applicable for the PDD Historic Building Conservation and Repair programme.

Bursary and scholarships application deadline is April 1, 2017.

Later course applications will be considered if there are still places available.

Entry Requirements

There are several levels of Diploma and Masters Degrees at West Dean College and generally, for postgraduate study a good first degree in a relevant subject and related practical experience is required. Specific entry requirements are listed on each programme page.

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If you have any queries or require more information, please contact: Registry Office +44 (0)1243 818 291 or admissions@westdean.org.uk

Admissions Policy Statement

West Dean College is committed to ensuring that students are recruited, selected, taught, assessed and otherwise treated solely on their relevant merits and abilities. The College supports the principle of equal opportunities and therefore no student will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of disability, religion, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, political beliefs, age, sexual orientation, gender or marital status.

The Admissions Policy and Procedures apply to all individuals applying to study on a Diploma or Degree Course at West Dean College, and all staff involved in any aspect of admissions within the College.

Full details about the admissions process, including interviews and offers of a place are in the downloadable document below.

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Interested applicants for the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design should contact:

FDADadmin@westdean.org.uk

For bursary enquiries: Alison Baxter, Head of Creative Enterprise, 01243 818262 or

alison.baxter@westdean.org.uk

Submitting an application

You will be required to complete an application form relevant to your chosen subject. You can download forms from the course page on this website or a hard copy can be obtained from the Admissions Officer.

As a candidate you will be required to fill out the following sections on the application form:

  • Personal details
  • Special Needs/Disability
  • Fee Payments
  • Education and Qualifications
  • Information on English Language Requirements
  • Reasons for wishing to study programme
  • References - all applicants must provide two satisfactory references one of which must be a recent academic reference, if possible. The forms can be downloaded below.

You will need to supply the following documents with the completed application form:

  • 2 passport size photos
  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of qualifications
  • Original transcripts
  • Portfolio of work, where applicable

Acknowledgement

The Admissions Officer will confirm receipt of the application form by email within 5 working days. The acknowledgement provides information on the next stage of the application process and contact details of the Admissions Officer.

For further information about the interview process and offers please see the Admissions Policy and Procedure document.

Accommodation Fees 2016/2017

Fees for all diplomas and the MFA:

Accommodation - all inclusive, 7 days per week - per term £2,150, per academic year £6,450

Accommodation - self-catering* - per term £1,635, per academic year £4,905

Fees for an MA (10 week extension):

Accommodation - all inclusive, 7 days per week - per term - £1,795
Accommodation - self-catering* - per term - £1,365

Fees for an MA p/t:

Accommodation - all inclusive, 7 days per week - per term - On request
Accommodation - self-catering* - per term - On request

*includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea breaks.

Term Dates 2016/2017

Autumn Term
Monday 26 September - Friday 16 December 2016

Two-week Christmas break

Spring Term
Tuesday 3 January - Friday 24 March 2017

Three-week Spring break

Summer Term
Tuesday 18 April - Monday 10 July 2017

Summer Term MA extension extension
Monday 10 July - Friday 15 September 2017

Accommodation Fees 2017/2018

Fees for all diplomas and the MFA:

Accommodation - all inclusive, 7 days per week - per term £2,205, per academic year £6,615

Accommodation - self-catering* - per term £1,680, per academic year £5,040

Fees for an MA:

Accommodation - all inclusive, 7 days per week - 10 week ext £1,840

Accommodation - self-catering* - 10 week ext £1,400

Accommodation for part time MA students - per term/academic year on request.

*includes lunch, morning and afternoon tea breaks.

Term Dates 2017/2018

Autumn Term
Monday 25 September - Friday 15 December 2017

Two-week Christmas break

Spring Term
Tuesday 2 January - Friday 23 March 2018

Three-week Easter break

Summer Term
Monday 16 April - Monday 9 July 2018

Exhibition week
Monday 2 July - Friday 6 July 2018

Graduation Day - Saturday 7 July 2018

MA 10-week component: Monday 9 July - Friday 14 September 2018

Prospectus 2017 - 18

Reference Form - for all programmes

Admissions Policy and Procedures

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