Dartington Trust is a centre for learning, arts, ecology and social justice based on a 1,200 acre estate near Totnes.
National Lockdown: We fully recognise the importance of continued access to nature for the local community during this difficult time. Therefore, our estate grounds remain open to the public for daily exercise purposes.
Apart from The Green Table (which remains open 10am-4pm for takeaways only), all other areas of the estate and our businesses are closed, and much of our events calendar has moved online.
camp dartington: 2021 season
Beat those lockdown blues – look ahead to spring and summer and treat your family to a getaway at our gorgeous campsite.
Dynamic courses with brilliant tutors! Transform your garden with Schumacher College head gardener Colum Pawson, paint with Anthony Garratt, or join poet Anna Selby to develop your writing skills.
MA Arts and Place
Develop your personal and collaborative art practice through an expanded understanding of place with this new course starting April 2021. We’ve reopened for applications.
new: river dart cabin
Availability going fast: Rustic, isolated and deeply romantic, this repurposed fisherman’s cabin located right on the bank of the River Dart will make adventurers’ hearts sing.
Learning at Dartington
We offer transformative learning delivered by world-class tutors in a truly unique campus experience. If you’re a new student looking for information and resources to support your study, please visit our Resources for Students.
For nearly 30 years, Schumacher College has been at the forefront of engaging ecological, economic, and social challenges, with our portfolio today including our first ever undergraduate programme.
And new for 2020, Dartington Arts School draws on our rich international heritage and our wealth of dance, theatre, music and art studios to provide a dynamic and responsive context for contemporary postgraduate study.
Schumacher College delivers a unique brand of small-group, residential experiences which embrace themes of ecology, wellbeing, and sustainability. Our new programme of arts courses spans music, performance, writing, dance, and contemporary visual art. And a wide, exciting range of craft courses run year-round in collaboration with over 50 makers from across the south west and beyond.
A variety of other programmes run throughout the year – including four weeks of shared music making, learning and listening at our renowned Dartington Music Summer School & Festival.
Learning is the beating heart of our year-round programme of events, which spans genres from film to craft to exhibitions.
Due to the coronavirus crisis, much of our events programme (including our Barn Cinema) is taking a break. Instead, we’re running a virtual programme, which includes the first ever online editions of our long-running Earth Talks.
Learning at Dartington is mainly delivered through the courses and events we offer year-round, but a range of resources are also available online to help get a flavour of what we offer.
Schumacher College has an wide range of talks and interviews available on their YouTube channel, and you can read student essays and dissertations on their website. Our online Earth Talk series is also available in full to watch online.
We’re excited to announce today the launch of our 30th anniversary Essay Competition, “Education as if People and Planet Matter”, in collaboration with Resurgence & Ecologist Magazine.
Our Horticultural Intern Emilia shares her thoughts on the two forest gardens at Schumacher College on the Dartington estate.
We’ve compiled a neat set of questions and answers to give prospective students a sense of what to expect from this radical new course when it starts in April.