A student at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. Photo: Christopher Ison/West Dean College of Arts and Conservation.

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KLC’s portfolio of interior and garden design courses will form a new School of Design as part of the larger West Dean College, which currently has a School of Conservation and a School of Arts.

KLC’s London studios in the Chelsea Harbour Design Centre and West Dean’s Grade II-listed rural campus in the South Downs will continue operations for the foreseeable future.

West Dean courses include buildings, materials and objects conservation as well as fine art, creative writing and contemporary craft.

At its School of Conservation it offers three courses, including the Conservation Studies courses (with options to specialise in clocks, books, furniture, ceramics or metals).

West Dean College also runs a programme of conservation short courses offering continuing professional development to those working in the conservation sector. In a normal year this would be approximately 35 courses.

The college also runs 12 foundation diploma to MFA level courses in a range of arts subjects and more than 300 short courses in arts and craft. KLC offers courses ranging from certificate to BA (Hons) level in Interior Design and Garden Design.

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation is also full partner of the University of Sussex.

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