Escape Studios 

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.

We're ranked 1st in the UK for Game Design and Development and 2nd in the UK for Visual Effects and Animation within a production environment by The Rookies.

Approved and endorsed internationally as an Unreal Engine Authorized Training Center, as well as both Rookies and Houdini certified schools, we take students with raw talent and shape them into the creative professionals demanded by today’s employers.

Studying with us

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

What's on at Escape Studios...

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Open Events

Meet our team, hear about our postgraduate and short courses and get all your burning questions answered.

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Open Days

Bookings for our next undergraduate open day are now open!

Book now for Saturday 22nd April 2023

The VFX Festival 2022

The VFX Festival

This hybrid festival brings together the creative community, allowing emerging talent to explore the best of the screen industries and providing opportunities for professionals to expand their knowledge.

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Taster sessions

Get a hands-on feel for what it's like to study with us by joining one of our online or on-campus practical sessions.

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Why choose Escape Studios?

Specialist 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! 

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Successful alumni

47 Escapees worked on Avengers: Endgame, 36 worked on No Time to Die, some started their own studio, worked on award-winning titles or joined industry giants including DNEG, PlayStation or Disney.

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Expert tutors

Our tutors are certified trainers for Unreal Engine, Autodesk or Houdini. They've worked at studios including DNEG, Walt Disney, EA and Framestore, on credits including Moon KnightBlack Mirror, Thor: Ragnarok and Bond: Spectre.

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Industry partners

From course content, to feedback, assessments and networking opportunities, industry partners are everywhere, so you can learn what's relevant in the industry, from the best

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Advisory board

Our degrees are designed in collaboration with an advisory board of leading professionals from cutting-edge studios, including DNEG, PlayStation London Studios and Framestore

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Training the pros

Being an Unreal Authorized Training Center, our accredited tutors have developed courses to train professionals and initiate new real-time techniques and workflows for the industry. 

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Associations and industry bodies we work with

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