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.

Students will join an incredible community of current students, staff and alumni, and experience for themselves the leading-edge models of progressive learning in the arts and ecology at Dartington.

ABOUT US: Read more about our history and ethos >

study with us

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


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?

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.


latest news & blogs

Performance at Dartington

Performance at Dartington

Emma Bush, Associate Lecturer for our Reimaginging Performance Practice course, on what it means to be an alumni of the original Dartington College of Arts, and how her experience shapes her teaching today.

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Glorious sunshine and a great crowd for our first Black Atlantic DJ session on the Great Lawn. More soon! ...

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Great to see contemporary sculpture on the estate. Art trails for Ferment festival start tomorrow night!
Artwork = Source of energy by Alexandra Dementieva, a synopsis light sculpture with living entity, 2021

@cyland.lab #ferment #dartington #sculpture #kombuchabrewing #sculpturegarden

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As part of our Arts and Ecology programme we're delighted to be welcoming artists from the Cyland MediaArt Lab to Dartington for art installations in and around the main courtyard. The free art trail and workshops are open to all and will feature experimental soundart exploring the subjectivization of sound, as well as a host of other audio and video works. The full programme is available via the What’s On link in our bio.
#ferment #cyfest #dartington #artinstallation #festival #artsfestival

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