West Dean College of Arts and Conservation

Published: 04.01.2023
Exterior of West Dean College..
Exterior of West Dean College.

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The college aims to inspire creativity, champion traditional art and craft practices and advance the care of heritage objects.
West Dean College of Arts and Conservation is internationally recognised for excellence in conservation and arts education. Studying here on one of our 800 short courses or for your degree or diploma could be life-changing.
Many alumni are working with collections and museums of international significance or pursuing their creative practice. You can expect exceptional facilities, talented tutors and small class sizes.
The College is in Sussex in the former home of Edward James; poet, artist, designer, and patron of the Surrealist Movement, and is an inspirational setting for study, creativity and innovation.

Conservation Courses:
Graduate Diploma Conservation Studies. 1 Academic year, full-time, specialising in:
FdA (Focus both on Making and Conservation). 
School of Arts Courses:
Short Courses: West Dean College also offers over 800 creative short courses, including metalwork and jewellery.
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Grant and Scholarship information:
There are several sources of funding open to students of West Dean College. Various scholarships and bursary pots are administered by the College and a number of other organisations will support students directly. There are also many opportunities for International Students looking for funding and support.

Events      View / hide events

Meeting  11 Oct 2022 - 25 Nov 2022  Open Days at West Dean College 2022.
Exhibition  06 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2019  West Dean Summer Show 2019.
Artist talk  05 Jun 2019 - 05 Jun 2019  Anna Gonzalez Noguchi - Artist Talk.
Festival  31 May 2019 - 02 Jun 2019  West Dean Arts and Craft Festival 2019.
Artist talk  29 May 2019 - 29 May 2019  Sarah Cliff – Alumni Artist Talk.
Artist talk  22 May 2019 - 22 May 2019  Toby Christian - Artist Talk.
Artist talk  15 May 2019 - 15 May 2019  Elena Gileva - Artist Talk.
Artist talk  08 May 2019 - 08 May 2019  Renee So - Artist Talk.
Exhibition  28 Apr 2017 - 01 May 2017  Line and Form Exhibition and Art Sale.
Metalwork course, making of a silver bowl..
Metalwork course, making of a silver bowl.

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FdA Historic Practices Metalwork..
FdA Historic Practices Metalwork.

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Jewellery workshop at West Dean College..
Jewellery workshop at West Dean College.

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