West Dean College of Arts and Conservation: Building Conservation Masterclasses (BCM)

InstitutionWest Dean College of Arts and Conservation View institution profile
Department School of Conservation
Web https://www.westdean.ac.uk
Email admissions@westdean.org.uk
Telephone 01243 811301
Study type Taught


**Recognised by Historic England (formerly English Heritage)**

**Duration: Part time completed in a maximum of five years**

Study the technical and practical skills relevant to the repair and maintenance of historic buildings and structures. Improve your skills and up-to-date knowledge of developments in materials, techniques and current practice.

This historic building course is ideal for conservators, conservation officers, architects, surveyors, craftspeople and specialist contractors.

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has agreed that the Professional Development Diploma course qualifies as a Conservation Training Course for entry on to the RIBA Conservation register at CR level.

The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) has recognised the Professional Development Diploma as part of its programme and will assist candidates in their progression to specialise in conservation and ultimately towards applying for CIAT's Conservation Register.

You can expect:

- Tutors who are leading practitioners

- Hands-on training in the repair and conservation of various building materials

- To gain a thorough understanding of structural repairs

- To complete 10 Building Conservation Masterclasses (BCMs) - seven compulsory and three of your choice

- To submit a final 3,000 word portfolio demonstrating the link between your experience gained on the BCMs and your past, current and intended professional practice

Professional Development Diploma

West Dean College of Arts and Conservation


Benefit from an international reputation for excellence in conservation and arts education
West Dean College of Arts and Conservation is formally affiliated with the University of Sussex. Study options range from Graduate Diploma through to Master’s level. You can expect an immersive environment, a forward-thinking approach, and a rich heritage of creativity.

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