Education, powered by industry experience.
Escape Studios is one of the UK's leading animation, games and VFX schools, supplying the industry with studio-ready talent. Our courses are designed and delivered with industry experts within a welcoming, close-knit and successful community. Our world-class industry partners include Industrial Light & Magic, PlayStation London Studio, Framestore, The Mill, DNEG, Milk VFX, Creative Assembly, Cinesite, Blue Zoo and MPC. Through our partnership with Epic Games, we were the UK’s first Unreal Authorized Training Center and are an Unreal Engine Academic Partner. Approved and endorsed internationally as a Rookies and Houdini certified school, we offer a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses. Our Escapees have worked on award-winning TV series Stranger Things and Obi-Wan Kenobi, along with Oscar and BAFTA nominated films such as Avatar: The Way of Water, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Batman, Elvis, Top Gun: Maverick, The Banshees of Inisherin and bestselling games Assassin’s Creed, Uncharted 2 and Forza Horizon.
Countries: United Kingdom
Industries: 3D Animation Visual Effects Game Design & Development Concept Art & Illustration 3D Motion Graphics Other
Software: 3DEqualizer After Effects Cinema 4D Houdini Mari Mocha Pro Silhouette Storyboard Pro Substance Designer Substance Painter Unreal Engine ZBrush
Programs: Bachelor Degree Masters Short Course
Certifications: Houdini Certified School Unreal Authorized Training Center
BA (Hons)/MArt The Art of Computer Animation (2D)
In recent years, 2D animation has experienced a significant revival and the industry demand for more 2D Animators has recently gone through the roof. During this course you’ll also start building your experience and professional network and will graduate with a killer showreel to help open the doors to your dream studio. Our experienced tutors who’ve worked on the likes of The Lion King and Who Framed Roger Rabbit, will teach you a range of animation techniques through intensive hands-on tutorials in our London industry-standard studios.
BA (Hons)/MArt The Art of Computer Animation (3D)
Breathe life into characters and creatures and produce entertaining performances for the world to enjoy. Along with technical and creative skills, you’ll develop your experience and soft skills and build your network of industry contacts. All of this will lead you to produce a killer portfolio and turn your passion into a successful career. You’ll explore a range of animation techniques. Intensive hands-on tutorials will be taught in our London industry-standard facilities, by experienced tutors who’ve worked on the likes of Godzilla and Doctor Strange.
BA (Hons)/MArt The Art of Video Games
Create the games you want to play! This programme has been developed with video games experts to give you skills that are relevant and in demand in the industry. As well as software and creative skills, you’ll develop your experience and soft skills and start building your network of studio contacts. You’ll graduate with a portfolio of high-quality work, ready to apply to work on your dream game. You’ll explore various techniques and have a chance to specialise in some of them. You’ll attend hands-on tutorials in our London industry-standard studios, with experienced tutors who’ve worked at the likes of EA, Rebellion, Codemasters and Framestore.
BA (Hons)/MArt The Art of Visual Effects
Do you dream of working on the next blockbuster or TV series? This programme is perfect to gain knowledge of 3D VFX and 2D compositing, providing you with the technical and creative skills that the industry is looking for. You’ll also develop your soft skills and start building your experience and industry network and will graduate with a shiny showreel to open the path to a successful career. Intensive hands-on tutorials will be taught in our London industry-standard facilities, by experienced tutors who’ve worked on the likes of Thor: Love and Thunder, Gladiator, Kingsman and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.
BSc (Hons)/MSci Character Creation for Animation, Games & VFX
The creative industry is now bigger than ever, and we are always asked to create characters for everything, from films, animations, advertising, games, TV and more. The role of Character Creator is to bring characters to life. This course has been created with our industry partners to encompass not only theory but technical and artistic approaches. Although the pipelines for character creation differ across different outputs such as VFX or games, this course approaches character creation holistically, so that you are prepared for this process in any scenario, especially in the ever-changing world where technology and tools evolve so often. Taught by industry professionals, you will understand the character creation pipeline from concept to implementation, developing models, character rigs and FX.
BSc (Hons)/MSci Video Games Design
The video games industry is now bigger than ever. Games are everywhere, from mobile phones, tablets, handhelds, consoles and of course computers - even Netflix develop their own games. The role of Games Designer has never been so varied or exciting! This course has been created with our industry partners to be a highly-focused digital games course that encompasses not only theory but technical and artistic approaches. From core design practice through to game engines, UI and UX, as well as narrative and development pipelines. Taught by industry professionals, you will learn to design video games from concept to implementation, developing gameplay, environments and user experiences to produce engaging play experiences.
BSc (Hons)/MSci Technical Art for Games & VFX
If you love video games, movies and animation, have a passion for problem solving, finding creative solutions and being part of a team, then Technical Art for Games and VFX is for you. Technical Artists are the bridge between code and art, they are the people who innovate solutions, write scripts, use code and maths in software packages and game engines that enable artists to make great graphics or ensure that FX simulations not only look amazing but are efficient. Technical Artists are highly sought after in industry with great employment opportunities across games, animation and VFX. Taught by industry professionals, you will learn to create tools, scripts and FX simulations, developing graphics and solving problems for teams in the games, visual effects and animation sectors.Learn More
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Global School Rankings 2020
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