Escape Studios is one of the UK's premier VFX, Animation and Games Art training and teaching institutions, which has been at the forefront of creative education since 2002, supplying the industry with studio-ready talent.  

Established as an independent visual effects academy, we originally offered short courses in Visual Effects, Game Art, Animation and Motion Graphics. Escape Studios was acquired by Pearson Plc in 2013 and became part of Pearson College London, where we’ve expanded our course portfolio and now have over 1,000 students a year studying with us.  

We offer a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses across two academic schools:  

  • School of Animation and Visual Effects
  • School of Interactive and Real-Time

Approved and endorsed internationally as Rookies and Houdini Certified schools, we take students with raw talent and shape them into the creative professionals demanded by today's employers. 

Escape Studios is a well-established and trusted partner for companies, big and small. Our world-class industry partners include Industrial Light & Magic, PlayStation London Studio, Framestore, The Mill, DNEG, Milk, Creative Assembly, Cinesite, Blue Zoo and MPC, while our unique partnership with Epic Games, means we're also one of the UK’s only Unreal Authorized Training Centers. 

Over 4,500 alumni (dubbed 'Escapees') started their careers at Escape, honing their skills here first and then moving on to great success within the industry. Our Escapees have worked on award-winning games, films and TV series, such as Stranger Things and Obi-Wan Kenobi, along with Oscar and BAFTA-winning films such as Dune, No Time to Die, 1917, Interstellar, Star Wars, Ex Machina, and bestselling games Assassin’s Creed, Uncharted 2 and Forza Horizon

Our Academic Partner - University of Kent 

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Known as the UK’s European University, the University of Kent, our validating partner, has been ranked 46th out of 131 UK higher education institutions, maintaining its position among the top 50 universities in the UK. Based on the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF), the University of Kent also climbed 11 places to 38 in the Times Higher Education’s ranking for overall quality in the REF. The institution is also ranked in the top 400 in the Times Higher Education (THE) Word University Rankings.