On-demand Open Day

Take a sneak peek into the world of Escape Studios 

We've created an On-demand version of our Open Day, so you can access our content whenever suits you.

This page is bursting with information about life at Escape Studios, from campus tours and current students to our alumni and events - we've got you covered. 

If you have any questions, you can chat to current students, give us a call or send us an email. 

A note from us

Whilst this is a strange time, the creative industries haven't stopped!

Hear from Paul Franklin and Eamonn Butler, who sponsor two of our scholarships, to pick up some industry advice and understand the opportunities available during and after Covid-19.


Escape to our world

Our Students

Escape Studios is a hub for creativity and our students are always producing awesome content to add to their showreels, with some even winning awards for their work

See what you could create...
- See what students get up to in their showreels
- Check out award-winning student short films
- View students' ArtStation profiles
Watch videos on portfolio advice and what we look for

Our Escapees

You’ll find Escapees in many of the world’s top studios, behind award winning projects. We invited some of our alumni back to share their experience of studying at Escape Studios and what it's like to work in the industry. 

Hear from:
- Harry Pearson, Junior Rigger at Factory 42
- Kevin Nally, Environment Artist at Codemasters
- Mark Spevick*, Our head of VFX at Escape Studios (not an Escapee)

Our Campus

Our London location is ideal for young, budding talent.

We're surrounded by world-leading studios including the likes of Framestore, MPC and 
PlayStation London Studio

On campus is just as cool as off campus, you'll learn in studio-style classrooms equipped with industry standard sofrware, plus why not check out:
- Our green screen 
- Virtual walking tour 

More about us

We go beyond the classroom to give our students the best taste of what it's like to work in the creative industies.
We host regular events and have partnerships with organistaions to ensure our students graduate studio-ready!  

Learn more about: 
- The VFX Festival - 2019 Careers Panel discussion 
- Our partnership with Access VFX 
- Student Experience at Escape Studios

Our courses 

We've been developing talent since 2002 and we've helped thousands of students break into the creative industries. 

Our courses in Animation, Game Art and Visual Effects are unique: 
- You'll be taught by our expert tutors 
- You'll use the latest software
- You'll receive regular feedback on your work from industry professionals 
Watch subject talks to learn more. 

Our Industry Partners

How we work with Industry

We work with a range of leading studios who are also our 
industry partners
They help to design our degrees to keep our course content current, as well as host events and industry talks to ensure our students are studio-ready when they graduate. 

 Our industry connections in practice

Epic Games Unreal Engine Sizzle Showreel

Last year, Epic Games unveiled their latest Unreal Engine Student Sizzle Reel at GDC 2019 - the world's largest professional game industry event

This was to showcase the most impressive content created using the software from around the world, and some of our very own students work was chosen to open the showreel!
Not only this, we also had the largest amount of entries that made the final cut: 7 in total!

There's no limit to what our students produce!

We're recognised by The Rookies

5th in the world 
Escape Studios has been ranked the 5th best school in the world for Visual Effects and Animation Production Excellence, according to The Rookies.  

A Rookies Certified School  
This exclusive accolade identifies those institutions, such as Escape Studios, which provide the most up-to-date and relevant industry training, helping aspiring communities of creative students land their dream job. 

We’re the only Authorized Training Centre in the UK

... and one of only two in Europe! 

Demand for these skills is projected to grow 119% over the next 10 years and because we're the only centre in the UK, it means our tutors are the experts.  

We train the professionals 
This year, we’ve delivered Unreal Engine 4 training to over 300 professional and training artists and next year it could be you!  

Student Showcase

See what you could create...

Escape Studios Showreel

Visual Effects Showreel

Animation Showreel

Game Art Showreel


Created by a group of undergraduate students, Jericho has played film festivals worldwide and has won multiple short film awards

The making of Jericho

Hear from recently graduated animation student Sarah Andrews, about how she worked on Jericho as part of her third year final project. 

Home Sweet Home

Another award-winning film created by undergraduate students, this story is about friendship and family, in which a group of sweets must find their way home. 

Student Profiles

ArtStation is a platform for artists to connect with others and showcase their work to the creative community. 

Check out our student ambassadors profiles: 

Sapphire Taylor - Game Art Student

Viktor Pesci - Game Art Student

Louise Kalyango - VFX student

Chat to students

You can chat to our current students about their experiences of studying at Escape Studios, plus we have a list of FAQs which can help to answer all your burning questions!

Chat to students 


Portfolio advice 

Hear from the Deputy Dean of Escape Studios, Saint Walker,  who gives an insight into the top tips for creating a stand out portfolio, and what we look for in a prospective students work. 

Our Escapees

Our alumni have gone on to work in a variety of roles:


Harry Pearson
Junior Rigger
Factory 42

Game Art

Kevin Nally
Environment Artist 

Visual Effects 

Mark Spevick*
Head of 3D VFX
Escape Studios

Our Campus

Take a guided walk-through of our campus with our front of house Will.
Plus learn more about Escape Studios in 73 questions (ish) with Will! 

Our campus not only has theratre style classrooms and studios, there's also breakout spaces, fully equipped with Bose® speakers and kitchen facilities!
Take a virtual tour to see for yourself:

Our studios are equipped with industry-standard software such as Houdini and Nuke
We also have a green screen ready for students to use as part of projects!

More about us 

The VFX Festival

Check out the Careers Panel Discussion below to hear from industry professionals about starting and progressing in your creative career: 

We're running The VFX Festival Virtual Series, where you can learn more about the industry, hear from top studios and discover the opportunities available from the comfort of your own home! 

Book onto one of our upcoming events

Access VFX

We're proud to be affiliated with Access VFX - an industry-led non-profit organisation focused on encouraging diversity, awareness and opportunity within the industry. Check out their recent podcast which includes Escape students. 

Student Experience 

In charge of all things related to student life, our student experience team ensure there's always something to look forward to!

Our courses

Learn more about our course in Animation

Learn more about our course in Game Art

Learn more about our course in Visual Effects

Key resources 

Our Prospectus 

Our course brochures 

To learn more about a specific course, please download a free course brochure, we have one available for all of our subjects:

Game Art 
Visual Effects




Taster days

Our virtual undergraduate Taster Days are a perfect introduction to the software and skills taught on our degrees.
You'll get to see demonstrations from all three disciplines, as well as get a taste of our expert tutors' teaching styles!

View upcoming events