Join our radical learning community and experience transformative learning for yourself in stunning surroundings.

The Arts School is a new faculty of Dartington Trust offering a distinctive portfolio of postgraduate degrees, short courses and events inspired by the experimentalism and innovation in art practice that has animated this place for almost 100 years.

This radical legacy is reimagined afresh on each of our courses, all of which are designed to help artists and creatives reshape their practice through the lens of contemporary issues.  

ABOUT US: Read more about our history and ethos >

Students convene at lower close for the start of term

study with us

Find out what it’s like to study at Dartington, and explore our programmes

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flexible learning models

We offer pathways to learning to suit all needs – including part time routes, ‘build-your-own’ modules, and blended learning

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Art installation on the Dartington estate

postgraduate programmes

Cultural Production

MFA | MA | PGDIP | PGCERT

Study Arts Management at postgraduate level, researching the latest innovations in the sector, while also exploring Dartington’s own arts team as an example of best practice and innovation, and trialling your own ideas in the context of our unique collection venues and resources.

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Arts and Ecology

MFA | MA | PGDIP | PGCERT

This is the most decisive decade in human history and unlike previous highly significant periods in history, we are fully aware of how pivotal these few years are to our species and the planet as human habitat. Arts and Ecology is a low residency master’s degree that asks how the whole of our humanity can be brought to this urgent conversation.

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Arts and Place

MA | PGDIP | PGCERT

Open to practitioners and curators working in any art form including performance, writing, soundart, moving image, photography, digital art and fine art, this course puts particular emphasis on collaborative practice in response to an expanded understanding of place, via a unique residency-based programme.

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research at dartington

We offer research degrees in partnership with University of Westminster CREAM. Our researchers have expertise in a wide range of topics including arts practice-led research; animism; medieval literature; modernism; story and myth; arts, design and ecology; ecology and spirituality; Goethean science; regenerative economics, farming and food; social work with adults and children; and social enterprise.
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why join us?

Studio space at the Hex and Gym

our venue

Dartington has a range of dance, theatre, music and art studios and a wealth of outdoor learning spaces including woods, farmland, the river Dart, the medieval deer park, food growing and landscaped gardens.

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our faculty

Dartington Arts School has a rich interdisciplinary learning community of staff and students working with a passion to be change-agents for a sustainable future.

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our programmes

Our low residency, innovative programmes offer you a learning experience rich in intellectual and creative exploration, with a flexibility that suits the complexities of modern life.

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Students exhibit work on the Arts and place programme

latest news & blogs

Zoe Benbow discusses her exhibition at Dartington

Zoe Benbow discusses her exhibition at Dartington

With the arrival of her arboreally-inspired paintings in our gallery space, we catch up with artist Zoe Benbow to find out more about her creative process, the influences and training that helped shape her work, and the ways in which place and the natural world continue to inspire her.

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Last minute reminder that if you'd like to join one of our postgraduate programmes starting in April 2023, today (26 October) is the first application deadline. Bursaries are available for early applicants - and admissions will give you until 12 midnight tonight to submit. Contact admissions@dartington.org if you need any help with the application process.

Courses:
MA Arts and Place
MA Arts and Ecology
MA Culturel Production: Artrs Management

More info at campus.dartington.org

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