Foundation Degree Arts - Metalwork, West Dean College

Foundation Degree Arts - Metalwork, West Dean College


Education & Training


West Dean, Chichester PO18 0QZ




West Dean College


Foundation Degree Arts - Metalwork

Duration: Two academic years (36 weeks each year) full time
​Applications open for 2021/22

Scholarships and bursaries are available from £500 to £10,000. 
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On this foundation degree course, you will develop well-rounded metalworking theory and skills that will enhance your employment prospects or allow you to continue your studies in higher education. Projects become more challenging as the course progresses and encompasses both silversmithing and blacksmithing. You will be encouraged to understand historic craft practice to place your own work in a broader context and gain a keen understanding of the time needed for a piece of work in a creative, problem-solving environment.

You can expect

  • To develop excellent practical skills
  • To learn how material properties influence practice and making
  • To learn historic metalwork techniques
  • To learn from dedicated and experienced tutors who are practising professionals and well-connected in the sector

Learning environment

  • Low student: tutor ratio
  • Workshop access 8.30am-9pm, seven days a week*
  • Interdisciplinary environment
  • Visits from practising crafts-persons and specialists from the heritage and private sectors
  • Visits to museums and active links with heritage bodies
  • Work placements and work-related projects

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