You will have access to our specialist workshops, 8.30am-9pm, 7 days a week*. Collaboration with other craft, art, design and conservation practice specialisms makes for a uniquely enriched learning environment.
- Individual workbenches for each student
- Access to the full range of metalworking and woodworking facilities in the adjacent departments
- Digital photography facilities for the production of photographic records and documentation
The on-site Art and Conservation Library puts thousands of specialist books and journals within your reach, and you can access specialist databases in the IT suite.
Access to short courses
Students can access over 500+ short courses to develop particular skills and techniques. If places are available at weekends during term, students are encouraged to attend free of charge (there may be a charge for specific material or model fees) or can book in advance at a reduced rate.
House, Grounds, Collection and Archive
The House and Estate offer ambitious exhibition opportunities and unique research material, and students can submit site-specific proposals throughout the year. The Edward James Collection is an outstanding resource, giving students access to significant works of art and historical objects.
West Dean Tapestry Studio
One of the world's leading producers of hand-woven tapestry, students have close contact with the expertise of Master Weavers and designers and access to the studio's Dye Rooms, a specialist facility for the dyeing of yarn. Find out more about the professional Tapestry Studio.
Students are encouraged to collaborate with other College departments, making the most of the wide range of specialist knowledge, materials and equipment that is available.