There are thousands of creative media schools in the world. We want to help make your school stand out from the crowd. To help, we award the very best schools with Rookies Certified Schools accolade. The accolade is a quality mark which identifies the schools that are best suited to prepare artists for a career in the Creative Industries.

We believe it's important for artists to know the school they're applying for will give them the skills they actually need to succeed in industry. There are too many schools not delivering on this objective and it's our goal to help artists boost their employability by making sure they attend a certified school.

Certification Goals

Our goals for Rookies Certified Schools are very simple. We want to:

  • showcase top quality schools and help set a high standard of educational excellence.
  • assure employers that students graduating from these schools are industry ready and qualified.
  • help approved schools differentiate themselves from competitors.
  • help prospective students find a trusted school.
  • weed out the weaker schools that are of no benefit to prospective students.

I would say at least 50% of our students have found Think Tank Training Center from having our school certified and displayed on The Rookies.

Testimonial by Scott Thompson | Founder, Think Tank Training Centre


What makes a Certified School better than the rest?

It's simple. Our team of industry professionals, educators and advisory board review each and every school. Schools can't simply pay for the certification, it must be earned.

When reviewing schools, our review panel considers many factors including:

  • graduate acceptance rates
  • quality of facilities and resources
  • up-to-date software and curriculum
  • planned software development and training for staff
  • feedback from alumni and their success stories
  • range of courses and fee structures
  • relationship with industry representatives and networking
  • reputation of studios that hire graduates
  • quality of student work across all years

How do I find a Certified School?

The easiest way to find a Rookies Certified School is to follow this link to view all our recent Rookies Certified Schools.‌

Apply for Certification

With so many amazing schools out there we are sure there are schools we are missing from our accreditation. To apply for Rookies Certified Schools please contact our team via [email protected] or click this button to chat with our team now

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