Global Rankings Report: Best Creative Media & Entertainment Schools in the World 2017

Put together with the help of Oscar-winning judges – like Joe Letteri from Weta Digital – and 60 more equally influential industry veterans from around the world, the report ranks schools across five categories including, Best Animation Schools; Best Digital Illustration Schools; Motion Graphics Schools; Game Design & Development Schools and Visual Effects Schools.

The report’s findings are based on a methodology that assesses the quality and performance of student work who enter mentor and awards platform, The Rookies.

“We feel that traditional school rankings that include peer and employer reviews, faculty-to-student ratio, citations and other data are not adequate when ranking the best creative schools,” co-founder of The Rookies, Andrew McDonald, explains.

“This might work in an industry that follows a more-traditional career path, however, when it comes to technical and creative roles like visual effects, feature animation and games, it’s a lot more complicated,” he adds.

At a time when studios report a lack of skilled students applying for entry-level roles, Alwyn Hunt, co-founder of The Rookies, reveals, “We have students from all over the world ask The Rookies about the best schools. It’s crucial for reports like these that highlight to students where they should study”.

Overview of report results:

Best Animation Schools 2017

1. Gnomon, Los Angeles, United States

2. Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg, Germany

3. Think Tank Training Centre, Vancouver, Canada

4. Vancouver Film School, Vancouver, Canada

5. University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

6. Bellecour Ecole, Lyon, France

7. Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, United Kingdom

8. ArtFx, Montpellier, France

9. Howest University – DAE, Kortrijk, Belgium

10. SUPINFOCOM Rubika, Multiple Locations

Best Digital Illustration Schools 2017

1. Flinders University / CDW Studios, Adelaide, Australia

2. New3dge, Paris, France

3. Max the Mutt College of Animation, Art & Design, Toronto, Canada

4. Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, United States

5. The One Academy, Malaysia, Malaysia

6. 3dsense Media School, Singapore, Singapore

7. HOWEST, Kortrijk, Belgium

8. Gnomon, Los Angeles, United States

9. Vancouver Film School, Vancouver, Canada

10. University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

Best Motion Graphics Schools 2017

1. Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, United States

2. Vancouver Film School, Vancouver, Canada

3. Billy Blue College of Design, Australia

4. 3D College Denmark, Grenaa, Denmark

5. 3dsense Media School, Singapore, Singapore

6. Nanyang Polytechnic, Singapore, Singapore

7. Ringling College of Art and Design, Florida, United States

8. HOWEST, Kortrijk, Belgium

Best Game Design & Development Schools 2017

1. Howest University – DAE, Kortrijk, Belgium

2. The Game Assembly, Malmo, Sweden

3. Gnomon, Los Angeles, United States

4. University of Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

5. Ringling College of Art and Design, Florida, United States

6. Objectif 3D, Montpellier, France

7. Think Tank Training Centre, Vancouver, Canada

8. Academy of Art University, San Francisco, United States

9. New3dge, Paris, France

10. 3dsense Media School, Singapore, Singapore

Best Visual Effects School 2017

1. Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Ludwigsburg, Germany

2. Think Tank Training Centre, Vancouver, Canada

3. Gnomon, Los Angeles, United States

4. ArtFx, Montpellier, France

5. Lost Boys | School of Visual Effects, Canada

6. Academy of Art University, San Francisco, United States

7. Vancouver Film School, Vancouver, Canada

8. New3dge, Paris, France

9. 3dsense Media School, Singapore, Singapore

10. Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, United Kingdom

View Full Online Report

Please follow this link to read online version of report:

http://www.therookies.co/schools/best-creative-media-entertainment-schools-world-2017/

Download Global Rankings Report

The report includes a detailed breakdown of all the data collected from student submissions for 2017. Included inside a further breakdowns and additional ranking for other schools that participated. We hope this report will help ensure schools continue to push their curriculums to the edge and to guide students in demonstrating learnt skills that are perfectly matched to the requirements of production.

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