Animation courses and degrees

Escape Studios has long been recognised as a first-class education provider for the creative industries. Our alumni (dubbed 'Escapees') have gone on to work for some of the biggest studios in the world and on projects such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ex Machina, The Revenant, Spectre, Interstellar, Gravity and Harry Potter. As a result, we're known throughout the industry for creating world-class, studio-ready talent.

Why should I get into Animation?

The UK has some of the best animation studios in the world, including Aardman Animation (of Wallace and Gromit fame), Blue Zoo, and companies like Framestore which compete globally to produce some of the finest character and creature animation in the world. There has never been a better time to enter the animation industry, and bring your own characters to life.

What Animation courses and degrees do we offer?

We offer undergraduate degrees and short courses.


BA/MArt The Art of Computer Animation (Integrated Masters)

Mode of study: Full time

Short courses

Animation (12 weeks)

Mode of study: Full time

Storyboarding (Evening - 8 weeks)

Mode of study: Part time

Animation Production (Evening - 8 weeks)

Mode of study: Part time

Character Design (Evening - 8 weeks)

Mode of study: Part time

Character Creation (Evening - 12 weeks)

Mode of study: Part time

What makes our Animation courses and degrees unique?

  • Our Animation courses are taught in studio-style classrooms with a suite of state of the art equipment.
  • All our courses are developed with industry partners and individuals, so you’ll be mentored by professionals still working in the industry and follow in the footsteps of those that have gone onto work on some of the biggest projects in the world, from Star Wars, Interstellar and Harry Potter to name but a few.
  • Our tutors are all experts in their field and have been hand-picked from some of the most successful studios; Alex Williams is Head of Animation at Escape Studios; he's worked for industry giants including Disney, Dreamworks, Fox and Warner Bros, so you'll be taught by an industry expert!
  • You'll also learn the latest tips and techniques used in industry today, and find out more about the skills that helped Alex succeed in his career, so you'll benefit from his expertise.
  • All our courses are developed with our industry partners, some of the biggest studio’s in the world - Framestore, Cinesite and DNeg are just a few studios that not only input into our courses, but regularly visit us and partake in events such as our annual VFX Festival. Learn more about our Industry partners.

I cannot praise Escape and my mentors there highly enough for stepping up my game. One of my favorite things about Escape, was the ability to sit down with professionals and learn all the tips and tricks that would be needed in a professional environment.

ZISSOU Industry Artist & Escapee


Alex Williams
Head of Animation

Watch some examples of projects completed by past students