Thinking of a career in VFX, games or animation?

3D Artist? Digital Compositor? Games Environment Artist? Character Animator?

Our guide has been designed with people like you in mind. We know you’ll have lots of questions and there are probably far more options open to you than you think.

Find your niche in the creative industries and learn more about this exciting world of opportunity.

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Here at Escape Studios, part of Pearson College London, we take your career seriously. We have an excellent track record of breaking new artists into industry, through both our skill and reputation.

Working in the Visual Effects, Games or Animation industry is a competitive world and can be an extremely rewarding experience, provided you have the desire, vision and skill to succeed. 

Having worked closely with the major players in VFX, games and animation, we have a wealth of advice to offer you on how to get that sought after position in a top studio. All our short courses are strongly vocational, designed to give you a professional studio experience and train you to the latest industry standards. There's a number of ways that you can break into the sector and we're experts in giving advice on how to do it. 

We're here to help encourage and guide you to reach your career goals and keep you motivated about your future. 

Career Development

Completing an Escape Studios short course or degree in VFX, games or animation is the first step to getting hired. We can make sure you're equipped with the right skills and materials to kick-start your career.

You'll be taught by industry experienced tutors, and our courses are designed to get you job-ready. You'll also have continued support via our network of mentors, professionals and employers, who will provide feedback on your work to help you develop an outstanding portfolio.

We offer a full package of career development support where our specialists are available for career advice and counselling in addition to assisting with job searching for up to 12 months after your course ends.  

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Alumni Benefits

I did the Compositing Professional 18 week course with Davi Stein and Ryan Mullany. I still can't believe I just accomplished the dream of working at Industrial Light & Magic on my favourite movie, surrounded by the most amazing visual effects crew you could ever imagine, devoted, extremely humble and talented artists that pushed the limits to help produce the most expected movie of the decade! Incredible experience that I will never forget. At the same time, I keep my round of career talks, training classes and compositing workshops. 

Carlos Conceição

Former students (also known as Escapees) benefit from alumni services including advice, networking opportunities and a careers service. Connect with them for inspiration and practical advice to help you at every stage of your career journey. 

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Career Webinar

Careers in VFX - your questions answered

We had so many questions from our last careers webinar we made a whole seperate video to answer them all! Join Andy Brassington as he tackles everything from Runers wages to Cosplay enthusiasts - giving you the info you need to get a job in VFX!

Break Free with Houdini Glue

Solid Houdini skills will make you stand out from the crowd. Mark Spevick will take you through an approach to effective destruction techniques, using glue constraints and fractures. A must for anyone who wants to learn how to create realistic effects in Houdini.

The Mill Presents...

Join Garreth Gaydon, now Talent and Recruitment Guru at The Mill, to talk all things Career. If you're currently searching for that perfect VFX role, this is one not to be missed.

The Lowdown - careers in VFX

If you have any interest in getting a job in VFX then you need to watch this folks - we give you the details on recruiters, jobs, showreels, interviews and propects!