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West Dean College of Arts and Conservation

The Fine Art programmes at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation provide a stimulating and supportive environment for students to develop individual practices that are artistically ambitious, critically informed and professional in outlook. As a student you are provided with generous studio space, weekly tutorial support, access to a broad range of visiting artists and lecturers, year-round access to exhibition spaces and access to hundreds of art and craft short courses. Students gain the advantages of a specialist college with the assurance of a university qualification, and alumni can be found exhibiting worldwide. Study options range from foundation diploma level to MFA and bursary and scholarship funding helps many students.

The College is in West 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. Students are afforded opportunities to engage with West Dean House, Collection, Archive and Estate, with support from highly skilled technical staff and a range of specialist facilities.

Above: The inspirational setting of West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. Courtesy: West Dean College of Arts and Conservation.