The Guardian recently released its university league tables for the year 2020. The Conservatoire for Dance and Drama (CDD), which comprises Northern School of Contemporary Dance and five other member schools, is now ranked 5th in the UK for Dance & Drama.
CDD has risen 3 places compared to 2019, when it was placed 8th in The Guardian's university rankings. Coming just below the Royal Welsh College, CDD is joined in the top 10 by some of the UK's most prestigious institutions for dance and drama training, including Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.
Previously, CDD has also been awarded a Gold award within the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
The Conservatoire for Dance and Drama is made up of six specialist schools: Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Central School of Ballet, London Contemporary Dance School, National Centre for Circus Arts and Rambert School. Each school delivers world-leading education and vocational training in various fields within the performing arts. CDD trains the performing artists and production professionals of the future: actors, circus artists, dancers, stage managers, technical theatre practitioners, choreographers and directors.
Click here to see the full league table for Dance & Drama.
Illustration by Fran Caballero.