Welcome

Dartington Trust is a centre for progressive learning in arts, ecology and social justice based on a 1,200 acre campus near Totnes.

What’s On

For the latest news on dining, getaways, plus our gardens, shops and much beside, head to our Visit section.

Below are some selected highlights from our programme. For our full calendar of events, click here > 

Summer School

jubilee weekend fun

2-4 Jun: Three days of live music, comedy, family activities, afternoon teas, gin making and much more.

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snowdrops in gardens

short courses

Arts, crafts, farming, viticulture, wellbeing and much more: discover our exciting, transformative short course programme.

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camp dartington

One eye on the summer holidays? Our stunning site, with pitches and glamping pods available, has you covered.

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Learning at Dartington

Schumacher Postgraduate imageWe offer transformative learning, at undergraduate and postgraduate level, delivered by world-class tutors in a truly unique campus experience.

Our learning is delivered through two faculties: Schumacher College, which has been at the forefront of engaging ecological, economic, and social challenges for over 30 years, and Dartington Arts School, which draws on our rich international heritage and our wealth of dance, theatre, music and art studios to deliver compelling courses for a fast-changing world.

HIGHER EDUCATION AT DARTINGTON (OPENS IN NEW WEBSITE) >

A student from Plymouth Universtiy works on the eco-pod at DartingtonWe 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 ecology, wellbeing, and sustainability. Our 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.

EXPLORE OUR SHORT COURSES >

Learning is the beating heart of our year-round programme of events, which spans genres from film to craft to exhibitions.

We programme a blend of virtual and in-person events, many of which are free or by donation.  Throughout the year, you’ll also find festivals that focus on themes of arts, ecology and social justice.

WHAT’S ON >

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 our long-running online Earth Talk series is also available in full to watch online.

You can read the latest learning-related news here, and explore the history of the estate online here.

Other resources include our Arts and Learning podcast channel, which includes playlists such as our Laser Talks – inspired by the school climate strikes, Dark Mountain and Extinction Rebellion.

Latest news & blogs

…or head here for the full collection.

celebrating 30 years of schumacher college

A programme of events and initiatives to mark 30 years of leading the way in transformative education – spearheaded by our Bursary Campaign, which aims to equip the next generation with the tools to address the social, environmental and economic challenges we all face.

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Follow us

Follow Dartington Hall’s social media exploits for regular updates on all our events and activity

Great atmosphere in the gallery tonight for the private view of our new exhibition, a retrospective of the work Marianne De Trey. #studiopottery #ceramics #dartington #pottery #jeritage #gallery #dartington ...

The Rewilding Britain Landscape by Lulu Urquhart and Adam Hunt, which has just won ‘Best in Show’ at Chelsea Flower Show, includes a soundscape of field recordings from the natural world made by @soundmattershq a sound and listening experience organisation, run by our MA Arts and Ecology lecturer, Dr Mike Edwards at @dartingtonartsschool and musician and sound designer Harry Coade, @sonicexplorer Read more about it on our blogvia the link in our bio. #rewilding #chelseaflowershow #rewild #artschool #artandecology #fieldrecording #dartington ...

Our second deadline for September starts degrees is on Friday, 03 June. Be prepared and submit your application early this year to give yourself the best chance of joining our unique learning community.

This applies to:
Ecological Design Thinking
Regenerative Economics
Poetics of Imagination
Reimagining Performance Practice

Apply now - Link in Bio!

Our degree programmes here at Schumacher College and Dartington Arts school offer a distinctive approach to learning where practical, experiential, and academic learning are blended into what is becoming increasingly known as the 'third classroom'. In addition to our unique degrees, we offer flexible pathways within our transformative learning community to help accommodate the complexities of modern life.

Let us know if you need help with the application process or if you would like to discuss which pathway is best for you. Please email admissions@dartington.org or use our social media channels to reach us!

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#applynow #highereducation #tranformativelearning #masterdegree #deadline #application #dartingtontrust #postgrad

@schumachercollege @dartingtonartsschool @chelseagreenbooks @riverford @schoolfarmcsa @landworks_hq @landworkersalliance
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