The rankings are based upon academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact (click here to read the full methodology).
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Aspiring artists should pack up their paintbrushes and head to the US according to this year’s rankings, as it’s home to over half of the top 25 universities this year. American dominance isn’t enough to unseat the Royal College of Art from first place though, where it remains for the second year running.
Elsewhere in the world, RMIT University continues to be the best university for Art & Design in Australia, one of eighteen universities from down under to make this year’s rankings.
Interested in other courses besides Art & Design? The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017 covers 46 different subjects. Click here to see the full list.