West Dean College of Arts and Conservation

Published: 13.05.2019
West Dean College of Arts and Conservation.
Alison Baxter, Lizzie Neville

1. Choose your preferred programme
All the information you need can be found in the 2019/20 Prospectuses (School of Arts and School of Conservation) and within the West Dean College online courses pages.

2. Check the entry requirements
There are several levels of Diploma and 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 under each subject area in the prospectuses.

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

4. Explore the funding options
Go to Scholarships and Bursaries for information on the funding opportunities that may be available to help with your study costs.

5. Complete your application form
Download your application form from the relevant course page on this website, or obtain a copy from Admissions. Complete the form and send with the supporting documents listed in the Submitting your application section below.

6. After you apply
The Admissions Office will confirm receipt of your application form by email within five working days. The acknowledgment provides information on the next stage of the application process.

If you have any queries or require more information, please contact the Registry Office on 01243 818291 or at

Please note:
. Interested applicants and bursary inquiries for the Foundation Diploma in Art and Design should contact:

. Interested applicants for the Developing Skills and Creative Language in Tapestry Weaving should contact:

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 Historic Craft Practices (Focus both on Making and Conservation). Clocks,  
School of Arts Courses:

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.


Elizabeth Neville. Head of School of Conservation.
Alison Baxter. Head of School of Arts.
Lorna Calcutt
Malcolm Archer 
Mariluz Beltran de Guevara 
Norbert Gutowski 
Dr. Eric Nordgren
Tristram Bainbridge
Abigail Bainbridge 
David Stent 
Philip Sanderson
Sarah Hughes

Events      View / hide events

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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