A creative mind is more engaged and thinks outside the box. Arts and culture enrich the experiences of the entire campus community, and the rich diversity of their offerings constitutes a considerable amenity to all who work and study in the institution.\r\n\r\nTo measure how well a university facilitates and supports arts and culture, QS Stars looks at four different areas:\r\n\r\nArts and culture facilities\r\n\r\nTo be awarded full points for arts and culture facilities, universities must have the following facilities:\r\n\r\n\r\n\tPurpose-built museum\r\n\tPurpose-built theatre\r\n\tConcert hall\r\n\tDedicated art studio\r\n\tCampus art exhibition programme\r\n\tDedicated recording studio or music practice rooms\r\n\tCampus radio station, TV studio or TV channel\r\n\tCinema\r\n\tOutdoor art space (such as a sculpture garden)\r\n\r\n\r\nConcerts, cultural events and exhibitions\r\n\r\nCultural activities can enhance the confidence students, improve their performance and even assist them in shaping a good career.\r\n\r\nInstitutions are awarded top points in this category for having on- or off-campus concerts, cultural events, or exhibitions organised by the academic institution over a year period.\r\n\r\nArtistic and cultural accolades\r\n\r\nAwards and accolades are pivotal in a student\u0027s life. Even the slightest recognition works as a great motivation and often encourages them to work even harder.\r\n\r\nInstitutions are awarded top points if students, staff, faculties, or the institution as a whole receive between 5 to 25 awards or accolades for publicly accessible works relating to the arts or local or national culture. We do not count awards or recognition given by the university to its own students.\r\n\r\nCommunity art and cultural investment\r\n\r\nCommunity art reflects its surroundings. Artwork helps express a community\u0027s values and creates a sense of awareness for community members and visitors.\r\n\r\nUniversities are awarded maximum points if they invest at least 0.5% of annual turnover or USD$1 million in art projects outside the university, or in cultural preservation over a one-year period.\r\n\r\nQS Stars does the evaluating for you, so you can easily see where a university’s strengths are in order to find a programme that suits your priorities. Take a look at which universities have achieved a high QS Stars rating for their approach to arts and culture.