What makes this ranking system so powerful?
Put simply, because we don't accept advertising money. School and college rankings systems can be found all over the web, but don't be fooled. When you dig into them you quickly realise most ranking systems require payment to be included. The more you pay, the higher you rank. Not exactly fair is it?
We also feel 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 and colleges. This might work in industries with more traditional career paths, however, when it comes to technical and creative roles, such as Visual Effects, Feature Animation and Games, it’s a little more complicated.
This is why each student is reviewed by members of a Judging Panel which includes 150+ highly influential and respected industry veterans. To formulate these rankings, we ask the judges to review portfolios from students based on criteria including — creative skills, technical skills, presentation, variety of skills, complexity, raw talent, and employment potential.
The Rookies World School Rankings® are the most important student award and ranking globally as it has a credibility that others just don’t have. It uses industry to assess and judge student work and discounts for any school flooding the awards with entries. - Darryn Melrose, former Chief Executive of Media Design School