Escape Studios

Education, powered by industry experience

Find your creative career with a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in Visual Effects (VFX), Game Art, Animation and Motion Graphics and other specialist disciplines.

Escape Studios has been at the forefront of creative education since 2002, supplying the industry with studio-ready talent.

Get taught by leaders in digital arts, ranked 3rd in the UK and 9th in Europe in the Animation School Ranking and ranked 5th in the world by the Rookies.
We're also a Rookies Certified School, a Houdini Certified School, and the only Unreal Engine Authorized Training Center in the UK.

Our courses are designed, developed and delivered in collaboration with leading studios to make sure that they stay relevant.

Industry engagement is at the core of everything that we do – it’s the reason we do things differently and it’s what sets us apart.

Come and join our friendly and creative community in London.

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We also offer bespoke training to help studios keep their artists’ skills up to date with the industry ever-evolving tools and technologies. Find out more

Why choose Escape Studios?

One of the top 20 institutions in the UK for graduate employability.*

Our degrees are designed, developed and delivered in collaboration with leading studios including DNEG, PlayStation London Studio and Framestore

Our students’ films and games have won awards around the world, our alumni have joined award-winning studios and films.

The only Unreal Engine Authorized Training Center in the UK. Discover our unique partnership with Epic Games, creator of Fortnite.

A Houdini Certified School. Learn from the experts and benefit from exclusive access to Houdini webinars and presentations.

Rookies Certified School and ranked 5th best school in the world for Visual Effects and Animation Production Excellence.

Associations and industry bodies we work with

Associations and Industry Bodies

Specialists in digital arts

If you're looking for industry-relevant learning that will help you kick start your career, you’ve found the right place! 

Build your employability through many networking and career development opportunities, and graduate studio ready with our Talent Development programme and AfterCare package.

Short films created by our students have won many acclaimed awards and been screened and nominated at various international film festivals, including a nomination for the Student BAFTA Awards for Jerich0.

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Join a community of successful alumni. 47 Escapees worked on Avengers: Endgame, 24 worked on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, some have started their own studio, worked on award-winning titles or joined industry giants including PlayStation, Industrial Light & Magic or Aardman Animation.

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Study in the heart of London's creative scene in our state-of-the-art facilities, using professional tools for a real-life studio experience. Learn the latest techniques used in the industry.

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Get taught by expert tutors, including certified trainers for software like Unreal Engine, Autodesk, or Houdini. They have worked at studios including DNEG, Walt Disney, EA and Framestore and their credits include Captain AmericaBlack Mirror and Bond: Spectre

Meet your tutors

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Flame MA Art Work
Red Car in garage
Animated sweets from Home Sweet Home
Control room designed by Game Art student
Animated Metal character - Reece
Game Art student creation
Animated robot by Animation students

Designed, developed and delivered with industry

Industry engagement is at the core of everything that we do – it’s the reason we do things differently and it’s what sets us apart. 

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Industry partners

From your course content, to assessment or feedback on your work, and plenty of events and networking opportunities, industry partners are everywhere, so you can learn what's relevant in the industry, from the best.  

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Degree Concept Team

Our degrees are designed in collaboration with leading industry professionals from cutting-edge studios, including DNEG, PlayStation London Studios and Framestore through our Degree Concept Team (DCT) approach. 

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Undergraduate scholarships

Developed with and named after iconic professionals from DNEG, PlayStation London Studio and Cinesite, they're a unique opportunity to be handpicked by big names in the industry. 

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Training the pros

Being the only Unreal Authorized Training Center in the UK, our accredited tutors have developed short courses to train industry professionals and initiate new real-time techniques and workflows within the VFX industry. 

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Advisory board

We also work with an Advisory Board of industry experts from the likes of Milk Visual EffectsBlue Zoo and Creative Assembly, who support the development of both our programmes and aspiring talent.

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Creative. Whether you’re chatting with an Escapee, networking with studio professionals after an event, getting feedback on your work from a tutor or getting help on a project from a Studio Assistant, there will always be someone to help you in your creative journey.

Fun. From activities (drawing club to yoga) to fun events (film screenings to games tournaments), societies (E-Sports, LGBTQ+, Afro-Caribbean and much more), and industry talks, our Student Experience team are here to bring fun into your studies. Find out more

Supportive. Our priority is your wellbeing and successful studies. Between an on-campus counsellor, our open-door policy and our friendly Student Services team, there’s always someone to talk to if you need help. Find out more

Small. But mighty! Because of our size, we can be close to all our students, offering a community feel and a sense of flexibility. It really helped us through Covid-19 and shifting learning online!

Escape Studios students playing crazy golf