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Performing Arts among the very best in the world

Posted on 15/03/2017
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Royal Holloway Chamber Orchestra perform at St John's Smith Square

Royal Holloway is among the world's top universities and conservatoires for the study of performing arts, being named 14th in the world and 6th in the UK for the second year running according to the influential QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017.

With three specialist conservatoires in the top six, Royal Holloway is ranked third among universities, alongside the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. Royal Holloway’s Department of Music and Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance have been recognised for their particularly strong academic reputation in a table that also considers the views of top employers.

The top ten UK institutions are:

  1. Royal College of Music
  2. Royal Academy of Music
  3. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
  4. University of Cambridge
  5. University of Oxford
  6. Royal Holloway, University of London
  7. King's College London
  8. Guildhall School of Music and Drama
  9. Goldsmiths, University of London
  10. Central School of Speech & Drama

Dr Elaine McGirr, Head of the Department of Drama, Theatre and Dance commented: "Performing arts have always been at the heart of the creative and inspiring community at Royal Holloway. The Departments of Music and Drama, Theatre and Dance benefit from being able to work so closely together, alongside other creative subjects including Media Arts and Creative Writing. Our creative campus provides an atmosphere which is really conducive to the study of performing arts. This year we are particularly excited about the launch of our new BA Dance, which will bring new students with different perspectives on performance to the College.’

Find out more about the performing arts subjects in Music or Drama, Theatre and Dance on offer on our creative campus.


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