University of Hertfordshire one of the best in the world for digital creative courses, according to latest Rookies rankings

17 September 2019

The University of Hertfordshire is one of the best universities in the world for animation, games design and visual effects courses, according to the Rookies World School Rankings 2019 – the world’s most renowned rankings for institutions that prepare artists for careers in creative media and entertainment.

Put together with the help of 120 influential industry experts, the Rankings are based on the quality and performance of the 3,458 student entries submitted to the Rookie Awards 2019 from artists in 89 countries.

According to the Rankings, the University of Hertfordshire is the best in the world for ‘Console and PC – Production Excellence’. The University also ranked second in the world (best in the UK) in the ‘Top Visual Effects Schools’, third in ‘Immersive Media – Game Design and Development for Production Excellence’ and fifth (best in the UK) in the ‘Top 2D Animation Schools for Production Excellence’ categories. Production excellence is an accolade awarded to the very best schools that focus on working as a team to create full 3D animation short films.

The University of Hertfordshire was also ranked best in the UK in:

“The University of Hertfordshire is one of the best in the world for animation, games and visual effects, so it’s fantastic to see this reflected in this year’s Rookies World School Rankings. The work submitted by our students for the Rookie Awards 2019 is stunning and showcases the great ideas, amazing technical skills and expert teaching we have here at the University.”

Phil Healey
Dean of the School of Creative Arts at the University of Hertfordshire

Work by students on the University of Hertfordshire’s animation, games design and visual effects courses can be viewed on Flickr.

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