Guidhall School of Music & Drama, UK

    Rector: Lynne Williams

Twice-rated No. 1 specialist institution in the UK by the Guardian University Guide, and selected as one of the top ten institutions for performing arts in the world (QS World University Rankings 2016), the Guildhall School is one of the world's leading conservatoires and drama schools, offering inspiring undergraduate and postgraduate training in the performing arts.


The School has just over 900 students on its roll call, approximately 750 of whom are Music students and 180 in Acting and Technical Theatre. We welcome applications from across the globe: in any given year, about 40% of our students are from outside the UK, typically representing over 50 nationalities. And we enrol students from all backgrounds, offering over £2 million in scholarships each year.

Situated in the heart of the City of London, and founded in 1880, the School moved to its present premises in the Barbican in 1977, solidifying a unique performance and learning partnership with Europe's largest arts and conference venue, the Barbican Centre, and its resident orchestra, the world-class London Symphony Orchestra. The reputation of the teaching and increasingly the research across all the disciplines in the School is unrivalled. Students experience working in a professional context to professional standards, drawing on a pool of outstanding world-renowned artists who work with us as directors, conductors, coaches and tutors. Our graduates consistently succeed at the highest levels of their chosen profession.




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