Global Guildhall

full GSO orchestra

Our International Profile

Guildhall is recognised as one of the world’s leading conservatoires and drama schools, performing exceptionally in national and international rankings.

The School ranked second in the Arts, Drama and Music Complete University Guide League Table 2022, moving up from third last year. Guildhall School is also the highest ranked university in England in the table this year. The Complete University Guide League Table is based on data from the National Student Survey (NSS), Research Excellence Framework (REF) and the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), with the Arts, Drama and Music League Table ranking specialist colleges and conservatoires.

Last year, Guildhall also ranked as the top UK conservatoire in the Guardian Music and Drama League Tables. Rated Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework, the School is a global leader of creative and professional practice which promotes innovation, experimentation and research. Of the 1,000 students across our higher education programmes, 35% come from outside Britain, bringing a truly global outlook to what we do.

This elite reputation is supported by global collaborative activity, impactful research, and a network of notable alumni across the world including leading classical musicians, successful Hollywood actors, and industry leaders in film and theatre production.