BREAKING - The Rookies — known for its creative community and school rankings in creative media and entertainment categories — today released its 11th annual ranking lists naming the Top 50 schools offering programs in game design, animation, visual effects, concept art, motion graphics and architectural visualisation.
“The Rookies rankings are not like other education based ranking systems. They are driven and judged by industry professionals without the interference of paid advertising dollars that cloud the judgement of other ranking sites” explains Scott Thompson, Founder of Think Tank Training Centre.
Please follow the link below to view the Rookies World School Rankings results:
Or jump straight to a category with these links:
- Top 50 Creative Media & Entertainment Schools in the World
- Best Concept Art & Illustration Schools in the World
- Best Game Design & Development Schools in the World
- Best Visual Effects Schools in the World
- Best 3D Animation Schools in the World
- Best 2D Animation Schools in the World
- Best Architectural Visualisation Schools in the World
- Best Motion Graphics Schools in the World
- Best Product Design Schools in the World
- Best Production Excellence (Game Development) Schools in the World
- Best Production Excellence (Visual Effects & Animation) Schools in the World
Why are Rookies World School Rankings® better?
School Rankings systems used by other websites focus on Incoming Student Skills. Schools typically rank higher based on how selective they are. In other words, schools are rewarded by their ability to only accept students with straight A's. That is like ranking hospitals by how sick their patients are when they arrive!
What we do at The Rookies is rank school based on Outgoing Student Skills. We focus on how well a school has prepared a student for the job they've been training for. This the real sign of a top school and it can only be achieved by reviewing every single entry multiple times by highly respected people working in the industry.
This year we had 150+ industry professionals review 4,000+ young artists which provides us with an incredible dataset to rank schools for key industries such as Visual Effects, Game Development, 3D Animation, 2D Animation, Motion Design, Product Design and Architectural Visualisation.
Is your school missing from this list?
Over 500 international schools submitted their student work to the Rookie Awards 2021 and were reviewed by industry professionals. To make sure your school is considered for next year's rankings, and to learn more about how to get your school certified, please use the live-chat system located at the bottom-right of this page to chat with our team.