Postgraduate Diploma of Conservation Furniture and Related Objects

West Dean College

Program Description

Postgraduate Diploma of Conservation Furniture and Related Objects

West Dean College

If you've ever dreamt of working with furniture look no further. We place a strong emphasis on practical content and developing hand skills. Students have their own benches with space for tools and access to a fully-equipped laboratory for analysis and microscopy.

“I fell in love with the furniture workshop and was accepted onto the Graduate Diploma, despite not having a background in woodwork or cabinet making. After spending the year receiving in-depth teaching from tutors and industry professionals, I’m amazed at what I’ve been able to achieve.”

Kate Aughey, Conservation of Furniture and Related Objects student

“I am keen that students take advantage of the many learning facilities at West Dean, including visits to historic houses, museums and other professional workshops. A good balance of the above prepares the students for securing employment as professional conservators soon after graduating.”

Norbert Gutowski, Programme Leader

Postgraduate Diploma (one academic year)

The Postgraduate Diploma builds on the Graduate Diploma with the melding of the practical, theoretical, scientific and technical studies into a unified approach to the treatment and preservation of furniture and related objects. The successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma qualifies you to progress to the MA in Conservation Studies.

Entry requirements

A degree in a relevant subject, or successful completion of West Dean’s Graduate Diploma in Furniture, and significant experience and interest in object history, technology and design.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated March 18, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2017
1 year
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
United Kingdom West Dean, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price - Price is for tuition only.

Conservation - Restoration Furniture and Related Objects