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. We have a full set of gamelan instruments, numerous pianos including grand pianos, and a set of instrument practice rooms.


A number of the studios have live streaming and therefore hybrid audience (onsite/online) capability. Work in the studios is supported by our arts production team. Audio-visual equipment that can be used for student work on request includes:

  • Public Address System
  • Professional-grade lighting rig
  • Audio mixing facility

Students can request short period bookings (up to 5 days) in any of the studios, subject to availability. Contact your Programme Lead.

library and archive

The Dartington Library and the Dartington Archive are rich sources of reference and are supplemented by access to the University of Plymouth’s own library resource (onsite and remote access). The Dartington Library has a printer/photocopier for student use.

The University of Plymouth Library offers 350,000 books and multimedia items, 14,000 journal subscriptions, video-editing suite and high-quality printing and binding facilities including Ricoh digital black and white and colour printers, A4, A3, and A2 and A0 printing and scanning for posters and banners. Further details can be found here.

Schumacher-College-students-in library

technical resources & support

As a student at Dartington, you will have access to a suite of software including Microsoft Office and EndNote through our partnership with the University of Plymouth.

There is wifi across the Dartington estate, and the learning programmes are supported by a dedicated Learning Technologist.

E-learning is delivered via the University of Plymouth’s Digital Learning Environment (DLE), which includes a set of online portfolio and blog tools (PebblePad), and Schumacher College’s Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).

Current student? Find out more about e-learning resources here >

We are also in the process of developing a ‘FabLab-style’ technical resource for students.

facilities delivered through partnerships

We work in partnership with our tenant arts organisations to deliver making workshops for students. These organisations include Soundart Radio, Oona Wagstaff Artist, Barton Hargreaves Print Making, Maria Moorhouse Stone Carving, Mary Bartlett Book Making Studio, LandWorks, Aller Park Studios, Totnes Young People’s Theatre, and others.

We have a year-round artist in residence and arts programme offering opportunities for students to get involved in live art projects on site. Our gallery exhibits work by leading artists.

any questions?

For further information about any of the information provided on this site, contact admissions@dartington.org.