Explore our taught postgraduate Master's courses

Dartington Arts School is an innovative learning community offering arts Master's programmes and short courses

Many high profile and influential cultural figures have been drawn to work, study and perform at Dartington.

Dartington Arts School draws on this rich international heritage and its extraordinary estate location to provide a dynamic and responsive context for contemporary study.

We are a distinctive learning community where students and tutors learn in dialogue with each other and with the place itself. We offer learning on a small, friendly scale with intensity and rigour. As a testbed for enacting new visions and models, Dartington has a uniquely values-driven vitality to offer to its learners.

Our postgraduate programmes 

Arts and Place

MA, PGDip, PGCert
Full time or part time

Develop skills and knowledge to generate artworks in response to place through fieldwork at Dartington and three other rural and urban art residency locations around the UK. Open to practitioners and curators working in any art form including performance, writing, soundart, moving image, photography, digital art and fine art. The course places particular emphasis on collaborative practice.

Poetics of Imagination

MA, PGDip, PGCert
Full time or part time

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.