The Red & Yellow Creative School of Business is thrilled to announce its recognition as the top-ranked creative college in the Middle East & Africa region, according to the 2024 Global Creative College Rankings by The One Club for Creativity.

It’s a hat-trick for Red & Yellow as this achievement joins the likes of the top ranked school in both the Pendorings and Loerie Awards. 

This prestigious accolade not only underscores our commitment to excellence in creative education but also places us as the 25th best creative school in the world, ranking among top international institutions.

What are the Global Creative College Rankings?

The One Club for Creativity’s 2024 Global Creative College Rankings were determined based on the performance of students in the recent Young Ones Student Awards, one of the most esteemed competitive showcases for students in advertising, digital communication, design, and typography. This global recognition is a testament to the hard work, talent, and innovation of our students and faculty at Red & Yellow.

Red & Yellow’s top ranking

Red & Yellow’s journey to becoming the top-ranked creative college in the Middle East & Africa region has been marked by a relentless pursuit of excellence, creativity, and innovation. Our curriculum is designed to foster a deep understanding of the creative industries, equipping students with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive in a rapidly evolving landscape.

Two awards and ten points were granted in the Young Ones Portfolio category, and one award and four points were granted in the Young Ones ADC category. Our Bachelor of Visual Studies students Pippa Scholtz and Duncan Schroder earned the points and award respectively.

Recognised among the best schools in the world

In addition to our regional accolade, we are also proud to be among the top-ranked schools globally. The rankings by region and program type highlight the diversity and depth of creative education around the world. In the Middle East & Africa, Red & Yellow stands out for its innovative approach and commitment to producing industry-ready graduates.

The top 25 schools in the 2024 Global Creative College Rankings are as follows:

1. Brigham Young University Provo

2. Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg Ludwigsburg

3. ArtCenter College of Design Pasadena

4. Berghs School of Communication Stockholm

5. School of Visual Arts New York

6. Savannah College of Art and Design Savannah

7. Miami Ad School Europe Berlin

8. Openlearn Academy US

9. Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München Munich

10. FIT Advertising & Digital Design New York

11. University of Applied Sciences Salzburg

12. Boston University Boston

13. The Pub School Guayaquil

14. Miami Ad School Madrid

15. Maryland Institute College of Art Baltimore

16. VCU Brandcenter Richmond

17. Miami Ad School Miami

18. Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach am Main

19. (tie) Hongik University Sejong, Syracuse University, The Newhouse School Syracuse

21. (tie) Fashion Institute of Technology / New York, Parsons School of Design / New York, Rhode Island School of Design / Providence, 

24. Job Propulsion Lab / Austin

25. Red & Yellow Creative School of Business Cape Town

What are the Young Ones Student Awards?

The Young Ones Student Awards are instrumental in identifying and celebrating the next generation of creative talent. The competition includes several categories:

  • Young Ones ADC: Offering students the chance to earn an ADC Cube by competing in many of the same disciplines and categories as the prestigious ADC Annual Awards.
  • Young Ones One Show Brief: Tasking a team of students with creating work for a specific client with the chance to earn a coveted One Show Pencil.
  • Young Ones Portfolio: Allowing students to submit up to six projects to be judged as a representation of their body of work by industry professionals.
  • Young Ones TDC: Where student entries in typography, lettering, and type design can win a Certificate of Typographic Excellence from the Type Directors Club, part of The One Club for Creativity.

The recognition of Red & Yellow Creative School of Business as the leading creative college in the Middle East & Africa region and the 25th best globally is a testament to our dedication to excellence in education. We are proud of our students’ achievements and look forward to continuing our mission of fostering creativity, innovation, and success.

For more details on the 2024 Global Creative College Rankings, visit The One Club for Creativity’s official website.