Celebrating our 20th Anniversary

Escape Studios (2002-2022)

Escape Studios has been at the forefront of creative education since we were founded in 2002, helping to bring studio-ready talent into the industry – we were established as an independent visual effects academy, offering short courses in Visual Effects, Game Art, Animation and Motion Graphics, and later joining Pearson College London to offer full degree programmes.

Many of our students are honoured at international film festivals for their work, while we’ve helped our alumni (or ‘Escapees’) to progress to successful careers and work on award-winning projects across the world. These include BAFTA and Oscar-nominated films, including Dune, No Time to Die, 1917, Interstellar, Star Wars, Ex Machina, and bestselling games Assassin’s Creed, Uncharted 2 and Forza Horizon.

While we’re excited for the future at Escape Studios, we have plenty of plans for our 20th anniversary, so bookmark this page as we share our celebrations through the year.

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Escape Pod 20

We’ve been on an incredible journey, having seen thousands of students pass through our doors, progressing to successful careers and working on award-winning projects across the world.

Join us in the special series of podcasts, as our Escapees and tutors chart some of our highlights from the last 20 years.

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