For the first time, the School of Music at The University of Western Australia is now in the top 100 universities in the world for Performing Arts in the QS rankings and number one ranked in Australia.
Dr Alan Lourens, Head of the School of Music said that UWA Music has never been in the top 100 in any list before and it is an outstanding outcome for all of the change and work that has been done in the last five years.
“It’s a unique double to continue to grow in both quantity of students and quality of the program," Dr Lourens said.
"It is a terrific result and is reward for the amazing work in performance and research that staff have undertaken in the last few years.”
The QS World University Rankings highlight the world’s top universities in a range of popular subject areas with the aim to assist students to make informed comparison of leading universities around the world.
UWA School of Music teaches performance, composition and music education across a wide range of instruments in both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
It has an extensive concert and outreach program. Graduates include Iain Grandage who composed the music for the acclaimed production of the Riders performed in Perth.
Dr Alan Lourens (Head of the School of Music) (+61 8) 6488 1031