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

The Arts School offers 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

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


why dartington?

Find our how you’ll equip yourself with the tools to find real solutions to major issues of our time

Art installation on the Dartington estate

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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

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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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Join our students and staff next week for five days of discovery and inspiration on this introduction to our arts taught programmes. Through a series of talks, practical workshops, facilitated sessions and personal inquiry time, this short course aims to give you space to inspire, grow and reshape your practice, and help you find your creative energy while ‘lifting the lid’ on what it’s like to study at Dartington. For more information and to book, see the link in our bio.

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