Art & Design 2018

Discover where to study with the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018: Art & Design.

While the Royal College of Art remains the best university in the world for art & design for a third consecutive year, the big news at the top is the rise of Finland’s Aalto University into the top 10. Other big climbers towards the top of this year’s table are RMIT University, Tongji University and Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Further down the table, there are two new entrants which arrive into the top 100 this year. Both Politécnica de Madrid and Universiti Malaya missed out on being included in the 2017 ranking, but feature at 51-100 this time around.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject are based upon academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact (click here to read the full methodology).

Use the interactive table below to filter the rankings by location, and click on individual universities for more information. Registered users will also be able to use the site’s Compare function to see facts and statistics about multiple universities side-by-side.

Interested in other courses besides art & design? The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018 cover 48 different subjects. Click here to see the full list.