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New developments for Schumacher College and Dartington Learning

Monday, 18 March, 2019

 

PLANS have been announced to expand learning at Dartington with new course development at Schumacher College and the launch of a second college offering study in areas including the arts and social justice.

Alan Boldon, Director of Learning, said the two colleges would combine to contribute to Dartington Hall Trust’s mission of becoming a testbed and model for a sustainable society.

New course developments planned at Schumacher College include a new BSc (Hons) in Sustainable Food & Farming Enterprise, a new MA in Holistic Ecology, and blended learning MAs in Ecological Design and Regenerative Economics. The second college aims to initially offer a BA (Hons) Contemporary Arts Practices and an MA Art and Place, and there are plans to expand this portfolio further over the next three years.

The expansion of learning on the estate coincides with a generous gift of £2million that has been donated to help repair the roof of the Old Postern and secure the future of Schumacher College for the next 20 years.

Alan Boldon said the combination of the donation, the renewal and revitalising of courses at Schumacher College, and the founding of a new college would enable learning at Dartington to incubate real change and explore the tools needed for both society and planet to flourish.

Plans include making course fees more affordable to enable more applicants from a wider range of backgrounds to study on the estate

Dr Tracey Warr, Acting Head of Schumacher College, said: “We are aiming to evolve Schumacher’s internationally renowned learning community, its holistic teaching practices, and its offer of ecology-centred master’s programmes, for the challenging times we are all facing.”

She said plans also included making course fees more affordable to enable more applicants from a wider range of backgrounds to study on the estate.

Dr Warr added: “We are introducing a range of study modes designed to appeal to learners with varying needs: full-time, part-time, and blended learning (with short intensive periods on site and supported e-learning). We’re also seeking registration with the Office for Students which, if successful, will enable home students to apply for tuition fee loans”.