Open Day Essentials
Take a sneak peek into the world of Escape Studios
We've shortened our Open Day as we understand that attending online isn't always easy!
We ask that you take a look at our Open Day essentials pack before attending. This 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, bring them to the Open Day and we'll be happy to help.
Please note, you won't need to have your camera switched on for the event.
Creativity is constant at Escape Studios
Since lockdown was announced, we've been emulating how the industry is operating and have been working from home.
Hear from our Deputy Dean, Saint Walker, and our tutors on how we've adapted to teaching degrees online and see snippets of work created by some of our undergraduate students.
Escape to our world
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, the Professional platform to showcase work
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.
- Harry Pearson, Junior Rigger at Factory 42
- Kevin Nally, Environment Artist Codemasters
- Mark Spevick*, Our head of VFX at Escape Studios (not an Escapee)
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 Industry Partners
How we work with industry
We work with a range of leading studios who are also our
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.
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!
Students are always creating awesome content, check out the showreels below to see what you could create:
Escape Studios Showreel
Visual Effects 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.
ArtStation is a platform for artists to connect with others and showcase their work to the creative community.
Check out our student ambassadors profiles:
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
Since graduating, our alumni are now working in a range of roles at a variety of studios.
Learn more in our industry overview talks, hear from:
Head of 3D VFX
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!
Why not book onto one of our upcoming events
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.
In charge of all things related to student life, our student experience team ensure there's always something to look forward to!
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!
- Saturday 14th November at 10:00 AM