The Guildhall School of Music & Drama is one of Europe's leading conservatoires, offering musicians, actors, stage managers and theatre technicians an inspiring environment in which to develop as artists and professionals. The school first opened its doors in 1880 to 62 part-time students in a disused warehouse in the City of London. Today it is situated in the heart of one of Britain's most important arts venues at the Barbican and has more than 800 full-time music and drama students, with a growing international reputation for its teaching and research. More than a third of the school's students are from outside the UK and represent over 40 nationalities. Its degrees are validated by City University London.
£9, 000 for full-time home and EU undergraduates in 2015-16.
The school awards in excess of £1m a year in scholarships to eligible students, regardless of domicile. For more information, visit the institution's website.
Sundial Court, the school's hall of residence, is located around the corner from the main building and has 177 bedrooms in 39 flats. Weekly cost in 2015-16 is £147 per week.
The Silk Street building includes a 196-seat music hall, an 80-seat lecture recital room and a 308-seat theatre, all of which are open to the public. There is a studio theatre, 41 teaching/practice rooms, electronic music studios, recording and sound studios, the students' common room and IT facilities.
The new Milton Court building, which opened in September 2013, houses additional world-class facilities including a 608-seat concert hall, a 223-seat theatre, a studio theatre with up to 128 seats, three major rehearsal rooms, TV studio suite and teaching spaces.
The Guildhall School is right in the heart of London. Barbican, Moorgate, Liverpool Street, St Paul's and Bank tube stations are all nearby.