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Juilliard Tops List of World’s Best Schools for Performing Arts

08 April 2016

Juilliard School has been ranked the world’s best university for the study of performing arts

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Juilliard School has been ranked the world’s best university for the study of performing arts, according to the sixth edition of the QS World University Rankings By Subject, released on TopUniversities.com. The results are categorized into 42 disciplines, marking the first-ever global ranking for the performing arts category. 

Over 1,000 institutions world-wide offering performing arts-related courses were considered for inclusion, with the top 100 nominally ranked. In the number two spot was the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. U.K.-based schools held the number three through six rankings. See the full top ten below:

QS World University Rankings by Subject: Top Ten (Performing Arts)

1. Juilliard School, United States
2. University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria
3. (Equal) Royal College of Music, United Kingdom
3. (Equal) University of Oxford, United Kingdom
5. Royal Academy of Music, United Kingdom
6. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Formerly Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama), United Kingdom
7. Sibelius Academy, Finland
8. University of California, Berkeley (UCB), United States
9. Guildhall School of Music and Drama, United Kingdom
10. Indiana University Bloomington, United States

The United States was the most-featured country in the top 100, with six American schools featured in the top 20 and holding 26 places overall. 

The rankings were informed by the opinions of 76,798 academics and 44,426 employers, alongside the analysis of 28.5 million research papers and over 113 million citations sourced from the Scopus/Elsevier bibliometric database. 

Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) continue to dominate the top places in overall rankings, leading in 24 subjects between them. 

For more information on colleges and universities that offer performing arts programs, please visit www.playbilledu.com.

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