For the third time, universities have been ranked by subjects including the categories of Art & Design by the London based QS World University Rankings.

In the recently published 2017 survey, UNSW Art & Design ranks 33rd in the world placing us in the top echelon of art and design schools. The rankings encompass more than 1,300 art and design institutions across 60 different countries.

UNSW Art & Design is also rated the top creative research faculty in the country by the Australian Research Council in its current Excellence in Research Australia report (2015). 

The QS World University Rankings by Subject assess universities across three broad areas of interest to prospective students: academic reputation, employer reputation and research impact.

UNSW Art & Design performed particularly strongly in the employer reputation category.

The QS World University Rankings drew on responses from more than 75,000 academics and almost 45,000 graduate employers, alongside the analysis of 28 million research papers and over 110 million citations (Scopus/Elsevier bibliometric database).

UNSW Art & Design’s strong position is recognition of our extraordinary community of dedicated researchers, educators, practising designers, artists, media creators and innovators, and our extensive network of industry and cultural partners.

A research-intensive, practice-based and industry-engaged centre of excellence, Art & Design is one of numerous UNSW subjects ranked in the world’s top 50.

Overall, Australian art, design and architecture schools performed well across the survey while the Royal College of Art (RCA) in the UK and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US were named as the world’s leading design and architecture schools.

You can find more details about the QS methodology here.