UCA makes Rookies global
top 50 for the first time

UCA Games students work is so good, it’s officially some of the best in the world, according to one of the industry’s leading online platforms.

30 Sep 2022

The Rookies, of which UCA is an accredited school, has placed UCA 39th in the Top 50 Creative Media & Entertainments Schools in the World, the first time UCA has cracked into the chart. It’s the third placed UK institution on the list, behind University of Hertfordshire, which specialises in computer science and robotics, and Escape Studios, a specialist gaming and VR college.

A digital render of Mars rover vehicles by student Ben Dwyer

A render of Mars Rover vehicles by games student Ben Dwyer

John Taylor, Head of School, Games and Creative Technology, said: “We are delighted to break into The Rookies top 50 global ranking of Creative Media and Entertainment Arts schools for the first time. This is especially pleasing because the Rookies global rankings are based on student achievement, where an expert industry panel assesses the quality of student portfolios. With the support of the games staff team, our students have done us all proud!”

More than 500 international schools, colleges and universities submitted their student work to the Rookie Awards 2022 and were reviewed by industry professionals.

The Rookies has been ranking creative media and entertainment schools since 2011 with the goal of helping aspiring artists find trusted schools to help them forge successful careers in creative fields.

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