Guildhall awarded best in Arts, Drama & Music in Complete University Guide rankings

Hattie Fisk
Thursday, June 16, 2022

The Complete University Guide's Arts, Drama & Music league table compares 13 specialist conservatoires and colleges across the UK, ranking them in student satisfaction, graduate prospects and research quality.

Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Guildhall School of Music and Drama

The Complete University Guide league table has placed Guildhall School of Music & Drama in first place for Arts, Drama & Music when it comes to teaching, research and student experience. 

The school has improved their position from last year, where they held second place. 

Courtauld Institute of Art was awarded second place this year, moving up five spaces since the 2022 rankings. 

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland has moved down the table from first place to third, and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama is no longer in the top three, sitting now in fourth place. 

The top 10 in the Arts, Drama & Music category are as follows: 

Professor Amanda Chetwynd, chair of the Complete University Guide Advisory Board, said: ‘Congratulations to the Guildhall School of Music & Drama for taking the top position in Arts, Drama & Music in this year’s Complete University Guide rankings. The tight rankings show just how high the standards are among top universities for Arts, Drama & Music.

‘Many prospective students who want to study Arts, Drama & Music are keen to find the best university for their chosen subject. Complete University Guide’s subject league tables are a valuable source of information to give prospective students a greater understanding of what higher education options there are in Arts, Drama & Music.’

Simon Emmett, CEO of IDP Connect, said: ‘With more prospective students actively researching their options each year, the 2023 Complete University Guide league tables will serve as an important guide. We believe these rankings help them to make the right decisions as they consider their next steps into higher education.

‘The independence of the Complete University Guide remains a critical part of our organisation. The tables’ independence from our other operations ensures that students, parents, and advisors can trust the results and make informed choices based on them.’