The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018 confirmed London as the world’s leading city for top ranked universities. London’s universities feature amongst the best universities in the world in many of the subject categories, including in the Arts & Humanities, Life Sciences and Medicine, Accounting & Finance and Business & Management Studies, amongst others.
The Performing Arts category stands out in particular, with eight of London’s universities in the top 40:
Royal College of Music (2nd)
Royal Academy of Music (3rd)
King’s College of London (40th)
London is home to numerous theatres, musicals, shows, exhibitions and music venues and events. As a performing arts student in London, you can really use London as your classroom. From established West End productions to experimental theatres, there are endless opportunities for you to enjoy, experience and get involved in London’s performing arts scene.
The QS World University Rankings by Subject cover 48 subjects with each of these scored based on four areas: academic reputation, employer reputation, research citations per paper and H-index (which relates to research impact). These four components are combined to produce the results for each of the subject ranking, with weighting adapted for each discipline.
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Sir Simon Rattle, described by BBC Arts Correspondents as ‘one of the top 3 conductors in the world’, will take on the role of Artist-in-Association with the Barbican Centre and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama. As Artist-in-Association, Rattle will become involved in exploring cross-arts collaborations and special projects across the London Symphony Orchestra […]
A series of informal performances of classical and contemporary operatic excerpts will be performed in London in March and then move to the Shanghai Grand Theatre on 3 April. ‘Opera Scenes’ opens on 25 March at Milton Court Studio Theatre in London and transfers to the Shanghai Grand Theatre on 3 April. The performances take place during the UK-China […]
For the first time, students at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama will be able to study beatboxing and performance poetry thanks to a new, ground-breaking undergraduate degree course. The BA Performance and Creative Enterprise aims to train young musicians, theatre-makers, spoken-word artists and beatboxers to be highly employable artists. Beatboxing is the art […]
A group of students from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama have come together to create the Wind-Up Penguin Theatre Company to create children’s shows from scratch. The shows are then taken abroad to be performed in orphanages, hospitals and under-privileged schools in countries with high child poverty. They have now competed two trips […]