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RCM tops global performing arts rankings

The Royal College of Music in London has been ranked as the global top institution for performing arts in the 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

The Royal College of Music (RCM) in London has been ranked as the global top institution for performing arts in the 2022 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

Published annually, the QS rankings measure the strength and quality of an institution’s teaching, together with the quality and output of research activity, employability and international profile. Rankings are compiled from the opinions of academics and employers and from analysis of research output and impact.

RCM Director Professor Colin Lawson said: ‘I am enormously proud of the entire RCM community. To be ranked as the global number one institution for performing arts reflects the dedicated work by the teaching staff, professors and professional services staff, all of whom work tirelessly to ensure that RCM students receive the best possible opportunities in an environment that closely mirrors the professional world.

‘This result is testament to our ongoing commitment to our talented students who choose to study at this world-leading institution.’

In recent years the RCM has made many changes to its campus and the students’ learning environment, adding a new performance hall, a new performance studio and a new Museum.