Animation - courses, degrees and events

Why should I get into Animation?

The UK has some of the best animation studios in the world, some of which are our industry partners, including Blue Zoo, Framestore and Passion Pictures, who compete globally to produce some of the finest character and creature animations in the world. There are a variety of departments in the Animation industry, including Storyboarding, Previsualisation, 3D Animation and more. Explore our free Industry Beginner's Guide to find out why there has never been a better time to enter the animation industry! 

Choose to bring your characters to life with our Animation courses. You'll study using professional software, such as Autodesk Maya, with industry-focused training, giving you the skills you need to graduate job-ready.  

What Animation courses and degrees do we offer?

Animation at Escape Studios includes courses to get you educated and skilled in the various departments within the animation pipeline, from pre-production to post-production, including 2D Animation and 3D Animation, but also Storyboarding and Previsualisation.

Get studio ready for jobs in Storyboarding, Previsualisation, 3D Animation, Rigging and more! Check out the different career options in our free, downloadable Careers Guide.

Animation webinars and events

Animation & Storyboarding and Previsualisation Fair

Join our free, virtual Animation & Storyboarding and Previsualisation Fair on Tuesday 9th, February at 4PM. Get all your burning questions answered by our tutors, Alex Williams and Iliana Franklin, who will be discussing the Animation career pipeline and our courses, also hear from a current student about their experience studying with us! 

Book your place here

Storyboarding Webinar with Iliana Franklin and Sergio Paez 

Join us on Friday 5th February at 6pm where Iliana Franklin, our Storyboarding and Previsualisation tutor, will have an industry focused conversation with director, Sergio Paez, who has previously directed the Clone Wars animated series.

Sign up here

Character Animation with Michael Morgan

Join us on Wednesday 10th February 6pm for our free webinar event, hosted by Escape Studios tutor Michael Morgan, where he will focuse on character animation and its crossover with movies and games.

 

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Tips and tricks for MOCAP in animation with Amedeo Beretta

Join us on Tuesday 23rd February at 6pm for our animation webinar with out tutor, Amedeo Beretta, where he will present a collection of tips and tricks when dealing with MOCAP data in Autodesk Maya.

 

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What makes our Animation courses and degrees unique?

  • Our Animation courses cover training with industry-professional software such as Maya, Toon Boom Harmony and more. 
  • Our classrooms and lessons mirror a standard industry animation studio, to give you a true taste of life in the workplace.
  • You'll benefit from industry feedback sessions with our industry partners, individual professionals working in the industry and our alumni, who have gone to work on some of the biggest projects in the world, including Star WarsAvengers and Harry Potter.
  • Our tutors are all experts in their field. Alex Williams, our Head of Animation, has worked for industry giants including DisneyDreamworksFox and Warner Bros
  • 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 studios in the world, including FramestoreCinesite and PlayStation Studio London, that not only input into our course modules, but regularly visit us and partake in events such as our annual VFX Festival and online webinars. Learn more about our industry partners.

Escape was great at helping us build networking skills. They hosted lots of events and opportunities to meet and be taught by industry experts, which was amazing.

Maria Robertson, Junior Animator at Factory 42, undergraduate animation alumna

Alex Williams
Head of Animation

What does Animation at Escape Studios look like?