Careers resources

Here at Escape Studios, we take your career seriously. With our skills and industry connections, we have helped thousands of new and emerging artists break into industry. Having worked closely with major players in the VFX, games, motion graphics and animation fields, we know how to help you achieve sought-after positions in top studios.

Get software savvy with our Software Handbook

Download our Software Handbook to learn more about key software that is currently used in the creative industries, as well as free software that you can start practising with.

Download our free Software Handbook

Thinking of a career in VFX, games or animation?

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

Find your niche in the creative industries and learn more about the opportunities that await you.

Download our free Careers Guide

Take our Careers Quiz

Sign-up for a Taster Session

Career development

Completing a short course or degree in VFXGame ArtMotion Graphics or Animation at Escape Studios is the first step to getting hired. We ensure that all of our students are equipped with the right skills and materials to graduate studio ready and kick-start their career.

Throughout your programme of study, you'll be taught by our highly experienced tutors who will teach you real-world tips and tricks, as well as the latest industry software and techniques. You'll also receive continuous support from our network of mentors and industry feedback partners who will help you develop an outstanding portfolio.

We offer an AfterCare package for students across our daytime (full-time) VFX, games and animation short courses, plus our 20 week evening (part-time) courses*. Our specialists will provide you with career advice, counselling and help with job application submissions. 

*Courses entitled to AfterCare: daytime (full-time) VFX, games and animation, as well as our 20 week evening (part-time) courses.

Isobel Cotterell

Studied Producing for VFX

Production Assistant at Framestore

Rafael Martins

Studied Advanced 3D VFX

Layout Technical Direction at Framestore

Evgenia Golubeva

Studied Animation

Award-winning Animation Director, Character Designer and Screenwriter (clients have included Nickelodeon and Blue Zoo)

Luke Brown

Studied Motion Graphcs

Free Lance Motion Desginer

Alumni benefits

Our alumni (also known as ‘Escapees’) benefit from various alumni services, including professional advice, networking opportunities and a careers service. 

Find out more about alumni benefits and see what some of our Escapees have been up to...

Some useful videos

VFX Festival 2019 - Careers Panel

Hear some great advice from industry professionals about starting and progressing on your career in VFX, Games and Animation.

Careers at DNEG

Harriet Edge-Partington, a Talent Acquisition Partner from DNEG joined us to share her top tips as a recruiter and tells you what level of work is expected from entry level applicants at DNEG.

Careers at Creative Assembly

Klaudia Smigielska, an Animator from Creative Assembly shares her experiences of getting her first job in games and offers advice on getting your first big break.