2018 QS World University Rankings by Subject - Performing Arts

Released on March 1, 2018

More QS World University Rankings

* Schools within the same rank range are listed alphabetically.

RankUniversityCountry NameOverall ScoreAcademic ReputationEmployer ReputationCitations per PaperH-index Citations
1The Juilliard SchoolUnited States97.810077.6  
2Royal College of MusicUnited Kingdom97.499.677.7  
3Royal Academy of MusicUnited Kingdom94.596.477.7  
4University of Music and Performing Arts ViennaAustria91.791.890.5  
5Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Formerly Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama)United Kingdom90.391.777.6  
6Sibelius AcademyFinland88.894.537.3  
7Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris (CNSMDP)France88.594.137.6  
8Curtis Institute of MusicUnited States88.189.377.7  
9New York University (NYU)United States87.687.489  
10Harvard UniversityUnited States84.483.592  
11Royal College of Music in StockholmSweden84.288.644.8  
12Northwestern UniversityUnited States84.184.976.6  
13University of OxfordUnited Kingdom83.88391  
14Royal Holloway University of LondonUnited Kingdom83.787.648.7  
14University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom83.782.891.5  
16Indiana University BloomingtonUnited States81.88371.3  
17Indonesia Institute of the Arts YogyakartaIndonesia81.586.437.4  
18Yale UniversityUnited States81.481.679.2  
19University of California, Berkeley (UCB)United States8181.180.5  
20Stanford UniversityUnited States79.879.483.1  
21University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)United States798069.6  
22Monash UniversityAustralia78.676.399.5  
23Queen Mary University of LondonUnited Kingdom78.278.575.6  
24The University of MelbourneAustralia77.374.8100  
25Columbia UniversityUnited States77.277.970.9  
26Goldsmiths, University of LondonUnited Kingdom7777.968.9  
27National University of Singapore (NUS)Singapore76.877.273.5  
27The University of TokyoJapan76.877.471.1  
29Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)United States76.675.586.2  
30Conservatorio Santa CeciliaItaly76.480.737.3  
30Princeton UniversityUnited States76.478.557.9  
32Central School of Speech & DramaUnited Kingdom76.280.537.6  
33University of RochesterUnited States76.177.364.9  
34The Australian National UniversityAustralia7673.697.2  
35Norwegian Academy of MusicNorway75.579.737.3  
36Guildhall School of Music and DramaUnited Kingdom75.475.177.7  
37Royal Academy of Music, AarhusDenmark75.279.437.8  
37University of ChicagoUnited States75.274.779.9  
39City University of New YorkUnited States75.177.949.4  
40King's College LondonUnited Kingdom74.87482.3  
40The Royal Danish Academy of MusicDenmark74.878.144.6  
42Griffith UniversityAustralia74.575.664.3  
42University of British ColumbiaCanada74.575.565.5  
44The University of Hong KongHong Kong74.274.175.3  
45University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUnited States73.776.846.1  
46The University of ManchesterUnited Kingdom73.373.472  
47University of TorontoCanada7374.163.1  
48Conservatoire national supérieur de musique et de danse de LyonFrance72.776.637.3  
49University of AmsterdamNetherlands71.974.845.4  
50Hochschule für Musik und Theater HamburgGermany71.875.637.3  
50The University of Western AustraliaAustralia71.870.384.9  
51-100Berkeley CollegeUnited States 65.976  
51-100Brown UniversityUnited States 68.273.8  
51-100Carnegie Mellon UniversityUnited States 67.981.3  
51-100Conservatoire de Musique de GenèveSwitzerland 72.937.3  
51-100Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler BerlinGermany 73.837.3  
51-100Hochschule für Musik und Tanz KölnGermany 68.437.3  
51-100Hochschule für Musik und Theater MünchenGermany 7137.3  
51-100Hong Kong Academy of Performing ArtsHong Kong 62.777.8  
51-100Jakarta Institute for the ArtsIndonesia 67.937.7  
51-100Johns Hopkins UniversityUnited States 65.862.4  
51-100Korea National University of ArtsSouth Korea 71.837.3  
51-100Kyoto UniversityJapan 67.263.7  
51-100Macquarie UniversityAustralia 65.190.6  
51-100McGill UniversityCanada 70.266.6  
51-100Michigan State UniversityUnited States 69.370.6  
51-100Osaka UniversityJapan 70.956.8  
51-100Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (UC)Chile 63.473.6  
51-100Purchase College SUNYUnited States 70.131.3  
51-100Queensland University of Technology (QUT)Australia 63.282.6  
51-100Seoul National UniversitySouth Korea 66.679.3  
51-100SOAS University of LondonUnited Kingdom 67.850.3  
51-100Temple UniversityUnited States 70.955  
51-100The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)Hong Kong 69.869.6  
51-100The University of AucklandNew Zealand 68.295.8  
51-100The University of QueenslandAustralia 66.565.6  
51-100The University of SydneyAustralia 66.397.3  
51-100The University of WarwickUnited Kingdom 68.268.5  
51-100UCSI UniversityMalaysia 66.845.1  
51-100Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM)Mexico 63.476.4  
51-100Universidade de São PauloBrazil 64.872.7  
51-100Universität der Künste BerlinGermany 73.9   
51-100Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3France 66.866.3  
51-100Universiti Malaya (UM)Malaysia 67.973.8  
51-100University Mozarteum SalzburgAustria 67.837.3  
51-100University of BirminghamUnited Kingdom 71.272.8  
51-100University of BristolUnited Kingdom 66.965.4  
51-100University of California, DavisUnited States 68.752  
51-100University of California, San Diego (UCSD)United States 69.444.8  
51-100The University of EdinburghUnited Kingdom 65.662.3  
51-100The University of ExeterUnited Kingdom 66.459.8  
51-100University of GlasgowUnited Kingdom 71.659.2  
51-100University of MichiganUnited States 71.573.2  
51-100University of OtagoNew Zealand 6684.3  
51-100University of SouthamptonUnited Kingdom 70.865.3  
51-100University of Southern CaliforniaUnited States 71.851.5  
51-100University of Texas at AustinUnited States 73.949.7  
51-100Utrecht UniversityNetherlands 66.959.8  
51-100Victoria University of WellingtonNew Zealand 68.889.4  
51-100Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK)Switzerland 73.337.3