Join our radical learning community and experience transformative learning for yourself in stunning surroundings.
The Arts School is a new faculty of Dartington Trust, a centre for learning, arts, ecology and social justice based on a 1,200 acre estate near Totnes. We offer a distinctive portfolio of new postgraduate arts degrees inspired by the experimentalism and innovation in art practice that has animated this place for almost 100 years.

ABOUT US: Read more about our history and ethos >

Students convene at lower close for the start of term

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


flexible learning models

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

Art installation on the Dartington estate

postgraduate programmes

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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.

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.


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.


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.

Students exhibit work on the Arts and place programme

latest news & blogs

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Absolutely thrilled to announce that we will be working with Sea Change and @driftrecordshop again in 2022! We cannot wait to welcome the incredible @chilligonzales (who has worked with the likes of Feist and Daft Punk) for a solo piano recital in The Great Hall on 26th May '22.
These tickets wont hang around for long, of that you can be sure. Book yours today over at (or link via @seachangepresents page bio)

#repost from @seachangepresents
We. Have. Peaked. This is Prime Peak!
We are absolutely delighted to announce that the inimitable Chilly Gonzales will be joining us in Devon to launch the May 2022 Sea Change event with an exclusive piano concert.
Weekend wristbands and limited Chilly Gonzales ticket bundles are on sale now. Link in bio.
#totnes #SeaChange #SeaChangePresents #LetsCreate #CultureRecoveryFund #HereForCulture #chillygonzales

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We are hiring! Dartington Trust is looking to appoint a Senior Producer to its Arts team to deliver its expanding programme of live and visual arts as well as major festivals.

It's a truly unique place to work and this is an incredibly exciting time to get involved. For job description and application details, please head to:

#dartingtontrust #jobopportunity #opportunity #jobsearch #arts #creativeroles #werehiring

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Join the Summer School team! We are on the search for a super-organised Bookings Officer with fantastic customer service skills, an entrepreneurial spirit and (of course) a love of classical music. Full job description and application details at:

Deadline is this Sunday 7 Nov!

Photo: Kate Mount, 2021

#classical #classicalmusic #werehiring

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