Dartington Trust is a centre for learning, arts, ecology and social justice based on a 1,200 acre estate near Totnes.
dartington art zooms
Various dates: Join our brilliant tutors for these friendly, open-to-all sessions. Includes landscape painting, Christmas wreath making and more.
fresh & delicious lockdown takeaways
Enjoy hot evenings meals to go from our Green Table café team, or cap off a crisp Sunday stomp on the estate with a superlative roast.
Live Chat: Holistic Science MSc
26 Nov: Find out how Holistic Science – a branch of science unique to Schumacher College – takes you beyond the traditional categories of biology, chemistry, and physics.
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.
We offer a variety of opportunities for part-time learning, with courses ranging from a few hours, to weekly classes, to longer residential experiences.
Schumacher College delivers a unique brand of small-group, residential experiences which embrace themes of wellbeing and sustainability. Courses take place in the classroom, gardens and kitchen, and range from a weekend to three weeks.
Curating programmes across music, performance, writing, dance and contemporary visual art, our new programme of arts courses aim to animate our rural space with global perspective and profound experiences. They beautifully complement our exisiting Craft Revolution programme 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.
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.
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.
Dr Bram Arnold, Associate Lecturer at Dartington Arts School, blogs after his recent experience teaching on the new Poetics of Imagination MA course.
We catch up with ultrarunner Lizzy Hawker to discuss her background and interests, her thoughts on running and the environment, and what people can expect from her forthcoming online course at Schumacher College.
A new programme of courses in wine and wine-making are to be launched by the Dartington Trust, with the help of leading wine expert Justin Howard-Sneyd.