Best Art Schools in the World

Best Art Schools in the World 2018

Put together with the help of 60+ influential industry experts from around the world, the 2018 results are broken down into five categories:

Best Animation Schools, Best Digital Illustration Schools, Best 3D Motion Graphics Schools, Best Game Design Schools and Best Visual Effects Schools.

The 2018 Best Art Schools in the World ranking is based on the quality and performance of nearly 3,000 students that submitted 10,000 digital projects for review to our judging panel between March 2018 – May 2018. Full details of how we analyse this data and determine the School of the Year winners can be found at the bottom of each page.

Best Animation Schools in the World 2018

These results are based on the performance of student portfolios submitted to the Rookie Awards 2018 and reviewed by industry experts in Animation.

Best Visual Effects Schools in the World 2018

These results are based on the performance of student portfolios submitted to the Rookie Awards 2018 and reviewed by industry experts in Visual Effects.

Best Game Design Schools in the World 2018

These results are based on the performance of student portfolios submitted to the Rookie Awards 2018 and reviewed by industry experts in Game Design.

Best Motion Graphics Schools in the World 2018

These results are based on the performance of student portfolios submitted to the Rookie Awards 2018 and reviewed by industry experts in Motion Graphics.

Best Digital Illustration Schools in the World 2018

These results are based on the performance of student portfolios submitted to the Rookie Awards 2018 and reviewed by industry experts in Concept Art.

School of the Year
Official World Rankings​

The rankings are based on the quality and performance of student work that is submitted to our judging panel each year for the Rookie Awards.

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. This might work for more traditional career paths, however when it comes to technical and creative roles across Visual Effects, Feature Animation, Games and similar career paths it’s a lot more complicated.

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