West Dean Collegehttp://www.westdean.org.uk/
West Dean College has a great community of creative artists and craftspeople, restorers, gardeners, and farmers. Located in south-east England, West Dean College is managed by a charitable trust - Edward James Foundation. The college is an internationally acclaimed educational institution for conservation and restoration as well as visual and applied arts. It also imparts valuable training in making musical instrument and tapestry weaving, and specializes in nurturing talent and creative skills of beginners and professionals.
West Dean College offers many short-time courses in painting and pottery, woodwork, music, and creative writing. It also offers MA and diploma programs in visual and applied arts. The West Dean College staff it trained to put a lot of emphasis on developing its students’ advanced skills with the help of technical theory. The ‘open studio seminars’ conducted by the West Dean college helps students and the teachers alike, to share the knowledge and experience with peers on select fields and build professional contacts.
West Dean College has also collaborated with the British Museum, the Slade School of Fine Arts, The Victoria and Albert Museum, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, The Courtauld Institute, and The Institute of Conservation to give its students all the necessary facilities pertaining to skill enhancement.
West Dean College
West Dean, PO18 0QZ, Chichester
West Sussex, South East Region
Tel: 01243 811 301,