Higher Education Arts Data Services


The Higher Education Arts Data Services (HEADS) project is a joint effort of the National Association of Schools of Music, the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, the National Association of Schools of Theatre, and the National Association of Schools of Dance. The HEADS Project is designed to provide comprehensive management data on the arts in higher education.

The HEADS project, officially established in 1982, is a statistics system that gathers and compiles data from member and non-member institutions. Compiled data is published annually by discipline in the form of HEADS Data Summaries.

Participation in the project is mandatory for institutional members of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, National Association of Schools of Dance, National Association of Schools of Music, and National Association of Schools of Theatre.

Special reports may be requested for the purpose of comparing one’s own institution to a selected group of participating peer institutions.

For further information, please visit the HEADS website.

Click here to pay a HEADS invoice.