Guildhall School campus

Guildhall School of Music & Drama

Guildhall School is a vibrant, international community of musicians, actors and production artists in the heart of the City of London.

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We deliver world-leading professional training in performing and production arts in partnership with leading artists, companies and ensembles.

We lead students through the transformative journey of training in music, drama and production arts. By choosing to join us, you will be empowered to develop your unique creative potential – and to put your talent to work at the forefront of cultural change.

Guildhall offers some of the best facilities for training in performance and production arts anywhere in the world, and our graduates consistently succeed at the highest levels of their profession.

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International students

Guildhall School is a global community, from our staff and students, to our industry links and the City we call home.

Every year we welcome a large number of international students to Guildhall, and our team are on hand to help you settle into London. We host a range of support activities designed to make adjusting to life at the School as easy as possible.

In your first year, overseas undergraduate students are given priority for our accommodation in Sundial Court, just three to four minutes’ walk from the School.

As a Guildhall student, you will be based adjacent to the world-famous Barbican Centre, within walking distance of the River Thames at London Bridge, the bustling financial district at Bank and the vibrant areas of Shoreditch and Spitalfields.

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Quick Facts

1st among UK conservatoires in the Guardian University Guide Music league table 2024

1st in the Arts, Drama & Music Complete University Guide league table 2024

Top 10 among performing arts institutions worldwide (QS World University Rankings 2023)



MA Collaborative Performance Making students Amirul, Shea and Josh talk through their recent projects and tell us what London life is like, having moved from Wales, Singapore and LA

Stage Management student Alex tells us how he felt making the move from Yorkshire to London and what it’s like being just a few tube stops from the West End

Electronic & Produced Music student Jenny, talks through what life is like living in the world’s creative capital. Take a trip through East London, exploring student hotspots such as Brick Lane and Rough Trade

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