Application deadlines and decision dates

This page contains all of our rolling deadlines for our courses – please check all upcoming deadlines for your programme of interest before you complete your application.

Please also note:

  • Some of our programmes fill at the first deadline and you are advised to apply early
  • Bursary and scholarship applications must be submitted by Deadline 1
  • International students requiring visas are strongly advised to apply early

Applications are reviewed at each deadline and selected applicants are invited for interview. We aim to give you an informal decision shortly after your interview, followed by the formal offer documents.

2023 START PROGRAMMES

april start programmes

Movement, Mind and Ecology

MA | PGDIP | PGCERT

Explore the rich intersection of embodied practice, environmental philosophy and ecological thinking with this distinctive new course. The first of its kind, the MA programme encourages you to use your own physical engagement with the world to reshape your understanding of place, nature, self and society, with the help of world-renowned experts from a wide range of physical pursuits.

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.

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.

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.

Deadline 1: Now passed

Deadline 2: 18 January 2023

Deadline 3: Anytime up to the programme start date in April if there are still places available on the programme

 

The bursary and scholarship deadline for Arts and Ecology has been extended to 17 February.

september start programmes

Regenerative Economics

MA | PGDIP | PGCERT

Regenerative Economics challenges and offers alternative perspectives to mainstream economics programmes – by looking through the lens of ecology as if both people and planet mattered equally.

Ecological Design Thinking

MA | PGDIP | PGCERT

Be active and transformative within organisations, communities, economics and education as we meet the challenge of transitioning to low carbon, high well-being and resilient places and systems. Never has there been a more important time for a new approach to design.

Reimagining Performance Practice

MFA | MA | PGDIP | PGCERT

Reimagining Performance Practice is an integrative, transdisciplinary programme for performers, and anyone working in the field of performance, who are determined to reimagine performance and performative public engagement for the coming decades.

Poetics of Imagination

MA | PGDIP | PGCERT

Explore story and culture, examining how we have conjured stories from the earliest times to the present day. The course is centred around oral telling and opens to a broader spectrum of arts, examining the work of ancient to contemporary storytellers, writers and artists.

Deadline 1: 24 March 2023

Deadline 2: 1 June 2023

Deadline 3: Anytime up to the programme start date in September if there are still places available on the programme

International students can apply for Chevening scholarships for our September start courses. Find out more via this link 

(Please note that deadlines for Undergraduate courses are determined by the UCAS application schedule. Please refer to the BSc course page for details.)

2024 START PROGRAMMES

january start programmes

Regenerative Food, Farming and Enterprise

MSC | PGDIP | PGCERT

This radical new course is designed to help you develop your knowledge and understanding of resilient human-scale food systems and learn the skills needed to design, influence or develop resilient, productive food-based networks and businesses of your own. With an ecological and systemic approach, you will carve out a path towards making a positive contribution to the food economy.

Engaged Ecology

MA | PGDIP | PGCERT

A radical programme for students looking to reconsider their relationship with the more-than-human and find solutions to the environmental and social crises of our time. The course equips you with the skills to engage practically in the field, while also allowing you the time and space to develop a personal understanding of the interconnected nature of the world.

Deadline 1: 1 September 2023

Deadline 2: 23 October 2023

Deadline 3: Anytime up to the programme start date in January 2023 if there are still places available on the programme

april start programmes

Movement, Mind and Ecology

MA | PGDIP | PGCERT

Explore the rich intersection of embodied practice, environmental philosophy and ecological thinking with this distinctive new course. The first of its kind, the MA programme encourages you to use your own physical engagement with the world to reshape your understanding of place, nature, self and society, with the help of world-renowned experts from a wide range of physical pursuits.

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.

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.

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.

Deadline 1: 23 October 2023

Deadline 2: 17 January 2024

Deadline 3: Anytime up to the programme start date in April if there are still places available on the programme

september start programmes

Regenerative Economics

MA | PGDIP | PGCERT

Regenerative Economics challenges and offers alternative perspectives to mainstream economics programmes – by looking through the lens of ecology as if both people and planet mattered equally.

Ecological Design Thinking

MA | PGDIP | PGCERT

Be active and transformative within organisations, communities, economics and education as we meet the challenge of transitioning to low carbon, high well-being and resilient places and systems. Never has there been a more important time for a new approach to design.

Reimagining Performance Practice

MFA | MA | PGDIP | PGCERT

Reimagining Performance Practice is an integrative, transdisciplinary programme for performers, and anyone working in the field of performance, who are determined to reimagine performance and performative public engagement for the coming decades.

Poetics of Imagination

MA | PGDIP | PGCERT

Explore story and culture, examining how we have conjured stories from the earliest times to the present day. The course is centred around oral telling and opens to a broader spectrum of arts, examining the work of ancient to contemporary storytellers, writers and artists.

Deadline 1: TBC

Deadline 2: TBC

Deadline 3: Anytime up to the programme start date in September if there are still places available on the programme

(Please note that deadlines for Undergraduate courses are determined by the UCAS application schedule. Please refer to the BSc course page for details.)