Virtual Open Day

Thank you for registering for our Virtual Open Day (Thursday 09 February) – a fantastic opportunity to meet our incredible academics and staff.

If you are unable to attend, we also run live chat sessions with individual tutors on an ongoing basis.  You can also contact us at if you are unable to attend but would still like to talk to our academics or staff.


We have split our timetable into three sessions.

The first is an introduction to studying at Dartington Trust, and includes a brief look at each of our courses – we highly recommend you attend this if you haven’t studied here before.

After this, you’ll have the opportunity to join breakout rooms, within the webinar, where you can dig deeper into the courses themselves.

We have also provided a range of links that will help you discover more about our campus and life at Dartington.

Lastly, we will finish with an admissions live chat session at 19.00 – 20.30, please click here to join. Please be aware there is a morning admissions drop in session at 9.30 am (UK time). 

Please ensure you look at the programme below ahead of time and ensure you know the times of the sessions you wish to attend.

All sessions are running on UK Time.

Please make sure that you have downloaded the Zoom App before joining the session – this guide has details on how to do this, plus other advice if you’re new to the platform.

session 1: INTRODUCTION TO dartington

Find out who we are, what it’s like to study here, student life, and get a brief overview of each of our courses.

session 2: our courses

Sessions dedicated to each of our brilliant courses. A chance to hear from the tutors and find out more about what our courses can do for you.

START TIME (ALL SESSIONS EXCEPT ADMISSIONS): 6.15 pm (UK time). Access through our main webinar link, then click the breakout room you would like to join. Feel free to drop in and out to different courses. 

For a refresher on course content, refer to the Schumacher College page or to the Arts School page.

Arts & Ecology

With Mike Edwards –

Arts & Place

With Jo Joelson –

Concert in the Great Hall at Dartington

cultural production

With Dr Alex Murdin 

Ecological Design Thinking

With Emma Kidd 

Engaged Ecology

With Dr Andy Letcher –

Movement, Mind & Ecology

With Dr Rachel Sweeney –

Poetics of Imagination

With Valentin Gerlier –

Regenerative Economics

With Ruth Potts –

BSC Regenerative Food & Farming/MSC Regenerative Food, Farming & Enterprise

With Simon Platten –

Reimagining Performance Practice

With Emma Bush –



A chance to find out everything you need to know about our admissions process with our friendly and knowledgeable team.

session 3: discover dartington

Some useful resources covering all aspects of Dartington life, that can be explored at your own pace.

Accommodation block


We believe that staying on-site with us is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the culture and community at Dartington.

facilities & learning spaces

Dartington has a range of dance, theatre, music and art studios and a wealth of outdoor learning spaces.

students sitting by tree

About our campus & estate

Based in South Devon, our campus is truly unique: a centre for learning, arts, ecology and social justice.