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Mar
14

Are these the best creative schools in the world?

News & Features
by
Carrie Mok

The Rookies release its official rankings for best VFX and animation school in 2017

The Rookies has announced its official rankings for the world’s best creative schools for 2017.

Listing a range of schools from Canada to Iran, The Rookies calculated the rankings based on student submissions from over 1,800 student submissions of portfolios from 500 schools across 77 countries around the globe.

Rankings are based on scores from the judge’s panel, with categories including Best Architecture School, Best Illustration School, Best Filmmaking School and more.

Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Germany topped the Best VFX and Animation School and University of Hertfordshire in the UK topped the list for Best Next-Gen Gaming School.

Below are the rest of the rankings for Best VFX and Animation and Best Next-Gen Gaming schools.

BEST VFX & ANIMATION SCHOOLS 2017
1 FILMAKADEMIE BADEN-WÜRTTEMBERG Ludwigsburg, Germany
2 GOBELINS Paris, France
3 VANCOUVER FILM SCHOOL Vancouver, Canada
4 UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE Hatfield, England
5 GNOMON Los Angeles, United States
6 MEDIA DESIGN SCHOOL Auckland, New Zealand
7 ARTFX Montpellier, France
8 ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY San Francisco, United States
9 THE ANIMATION WORKSHOP Viborg, Denmark
10 ESMA – ECOLE SUPÉRIEURE DES MÉTIERS ART Montpellier, France

BEST NEXT-GEN GAMING SCHOOLS 2017
1 UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE Hatfield, England
2 GNOMON Los Angeles, United States
3 ISART DIGITAL Paris, France
4 3DSENSE MEDIA SCHOOL Singapore, Singapore
5 HOWEST UNIVERSITY Kortrijk, Belgium
6 THINK TANK TRAINING CENTRE Vancouver, Canada
7 SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN Savannah, United States
8 VANCOUVER FILM SCHOOL Vancouver, Canada

What do you think, should your school be up here? How do you judge the best schools? Let us know in the comments below.

  • VFXme

    What about D.A.V.E. School in Fla? I was in school for animation at Westwood College with a classmate who became a good friend. We gave the school the nick name Worstwood, because the curriculum introduced you to various art and 3D software, but you were basically a novice animator with a useless BS degree at the end of 3 years. He then went to DAVE School for their 1 year program, and got hired by Cameron Studios a month afterward, and got to work on Avatar. So, the school must rock, right? The student movies are pretty amazing.