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.

Studying with us

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

What's on at Escape Studios...

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Game Art Careers Evening

Join Creative Assembly and Game Art tutor, Christian Avigni, for an exclusive insight into creative careers in the Game Art industry.

Book now for Wednesday 18th May

Reel Talk Live

REEL Talk Live

Join Union VFX, Blue Zoo and Jellyfish Pictures reviewing showreels and sharing their top tips on what they look for when recruiting new artists.

Book now for Tuesday 24th May

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Open Days

Bookings for our next undergraduate on-campus Open Day are now open!

Book now for Saturday 25th June

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Taster Days

Bookings for our next on-campus taster day are now open!

Book now for Saturday 16th July

Why choose Escape Studios?

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Associations and Industry Bodies

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

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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, 36 worked on Not 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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Study in the heart of London's creative scene in our industry-standard 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 Unreal Engine, Autodesk or Houdini. They've worked at studios including DNEG, Walt Disney, EA and Framestore, on credits including Black Mirror, Captain America and Bond: Spectre.

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Student work gallery

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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 course content, to feedback and assessments, and 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

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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 one of few Unreal Authorized Training Centers in the UK, our accredited tutors have developed courses to train professionals and initiate new real-time techniques and workflows for the 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!

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