Guildhall School tops the Guardian University Guide music league table

Viola player in a GSO rehearsal

Guildhall School is the number one higher education institution for Music

Guildhall School is the number one higher education institution for Music in the 2023 Guardian University Guide music league table, the only institution scoring 100/100 in the Guardian’s rating of excellence for music.

In the drama & dance league table, Guildhall received an excellence score of 92.8 for Production Arts and Acting programmes.

Principal Professor Jonathan Vaughan said: “This outstanding result is a tribute to the dedicated commitment of all of our staff at the Guildhall School. Their energy and drive ensure that every aspect of our performing arts provision is focussed on highly individualised, student centred learning. The pursuit of quality and excellence in developing our students as the next generation of creative leaders, artists and makers is at the heart of all that we do.”

Ranked number one in Arts, Drama & Music by the Complete University Guide 2023, one of the top ten performing arts institutions in the world in the QS World University Rankings 2022, the School delivers world-class professional training in partnership with distinguished artists, companies and ensembles.

Applications for 2023 entry for our Music programmes are currently open, closing on Monday 3 October 2022, and students are invited to apply directly to Guildhall School.

Acting and Production Arts programmes will open for applications on 30 September 2022.