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The Best Creative Schools in The World
- Official Ranking 2015 -

These are the top schools as calculated based on over 1,800 student submissions of portfolios from over 500 international schools in 77 countries for The Rookies in 2015.

How do we rank the best schools?

The ranking of schools is something we take very seriously and no external influences or payments are entered into at any point. Our rankings focus on the quality of content submitted to our judging panel by students, rather than grades provided by staff and facilities.
This is by no means the only ranking you should consider when selecting a school. Other important factors you should research are facilities, staff, and curriculum. This is not something we include in our ranking but we believe our data gives an incredibly accurate ranking of how well schools prepare their graduates for the challenges of industry.

Judges Opinion only

The rankings are based on the scores as awarded by the official judging panel. Opinions by the general public are by no means considered.

Students are judged on their overall presentation, technical skills, creative skills, industry skills, variety of content, and how suitable their skills would translate into the real world or production.


The Algorithm

Each school is awarded a final score based on the judges scores for their student's entries. The chart shows how the final school score is then calculated using a full cross section of student submissions.

Best Creative Schools 2015

Rank School Location Score
1 Gnomon Los Angeles, United States 351 View
2 Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah, United States 316 View
3 Think Tank Training Center Vancouver, Canada 226 View
3 Media Design School Auckland, New Zealand 226 View
5 The Animation Workshop Viborg, Denmark 188 View
6 Vancouver Film School Vancouver, Canada 175 View
7 ArtFX Montpellier, France 166 View
8 Ringling College of Art and Design Sarasota, USA 165 View
9 Academy of Art University San Francisco, United States 148 View
10 Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg Ludwigsburg, Germany 136 View
11 Sheridan College Oakville, Canada 130 View
12 University of Hertfordshire Hatfield, United Kingdom 122 View
13 Full Sail University Winter Park, USA 120 View
13 ISART DIGITAL Paris, France 120 View
15 Bellecour School Lyon, France 109 View
16 Bournemouth University Bournemouth, United Kingdom 91 View
16 Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, United States 91 View
18 National Animation and Design Centre Montréal, Canada 81 View
19 3dsense Media School Singapore, Singapore 79 View
20 L'Institut Supérieur des Arts Appliqués Paris, France 73 View

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