Following are some of the top ranking schools for dance and drama in the UK:

University of East Anglia
- UEA's Drama department is ranked No. 1 in the Guardian's University Guide 2010 tables for Drama and Dance. The ranking is based on seven distinct areas - teaching quality, student satisfaction, spending per student, staff to student ratio, career prosepcts, average entry scores and a value added score.
- In the 2008 National Student Survey, UEA is placed 2nd overall in the UK for student satisfaction, with its Drama students being the most satisfied in the UK.

Guildhall School of Music and Drama
- It is one of Europe's leading conservatoires.
- In 2005 the School was awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for its unrivalled development and outreach programme, Guildhall Connect, and in 2007 it won a further Queen's Anniversary Prize in recognition of the work of the Opera Programme over the last two decades.
- The School is a member of the Federation of British Conservatoires, of the Conference of Drama Schools and of the European Association of Conservatoires.

Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama
- Ranked 3rd for drama and 4th for music education in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2010).
- It offers a number of postgraduate Masters courses in both the School of Music and the School of Drama.
- PhD and MPhil degrees undertaken at the RSAMD are validated and awarded by the University of St Andrews.

Trinity Laban
- It is the UK’s first combined conservatoire of music and contemporary dance, incorporating Trinity College of Music and Laban.
- Trinity Laban is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).
- It was ranked No. 1 in both its specialisms, music and dance, in The Guardian University League Tables 2008.

Queen Mary, University of London
- The Drama Department has been ranked number one in the UK in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE).
- Queen Mary was rated 1st among Drama Departments nationally, and 2nd equal overall among all submissions from drama, film and dance departments in the RAE 2008.

University of Warwick
-  The PGCE Drama with English was awarded the top category A status by OfSTED following a full inspection in 2005.

Conservatoire for Dance and Drama
- It is a Higher Education Institution comprising eight schools: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School; Central School of Ballet; Circus Space; London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts; London Contemporary Dance School; Northern School of Contemporary Dance; Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance; Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
- Ranked No. 1 nationally for drama (Guardian 2004).

Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama
- It is the National Conservatoire of Wales and a leading UK provider of specialist practical and performance-based training in music and drama.
- RWCMD has become first All-Steinway Conservatoire in the UK.

Central School of Speech and Drama
- Placed among the top ten drama schools in the UK (ranked 9th in Guardian 2010).
- In the RAE 2008 the majority of Central's submission was judged ‘world leading' or ‘internationally excellent'.
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World University Ranking Tables

America - US News & World Report, The Princeton Review, BusinessWeek
Canada - Maclean's, Gourman Report Ranking of Canadian Universities
UK - Sunday Times, Guardian, Times Good University Guide, Daily Telegraph
World - Shanghai Jiao Tong ARWU Rankings, Webometrics, Newsweek