The Rookies, an annual awards and mentor platform sponsored by Autodesk for young creatives, has released its Global Rankings Report: Best Creative Media & Entertainment Schools in the World 2017.
Got 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: 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 of work and performance of students who enter 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 whenutodeskhe Rookies, A ranking the best creative schools,” says Andrew McDonald, co-founder of The Rookies. “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 added.
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”.