E_scape Hub

At Escape Studios, we believe that learning goes beyond the classroom. Our E_scape Hub is packed with essential online learning resources and opportunities for professional development, so you can continue to learn from the comfort of your own home.

Online Events

Find out more about our courses and student life at Escape Studios by attending one of our live online events.

Online Taster Days

Get a hands-on feel for what it's like to study with us by joining one of our online practical sessions.

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Short Course and Postgraduate Online Open Evening

Learn more about our range of courses that will help you get ahead in the industry.  

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The future is yours to create

Undergraduate Online Open Days

Meet our tutors, explore our state-of-the-art campus and get all your questions answered at an Open Day.

On-demand Open Day

Webinars and events

Tune into our interesting webinars and online events to find out more about Visual Effects, Animation, Game Art and Motion Graphics. Keep an eye on our YouTube channel for where we post our webinar recordings.

Webinar: Procedural modelling with Houdini

Monday 8th March 6pm

Join us for our free webinar with Head of 3D, Mark Spevick, where we will look at procedural modelling and digital assets to see how these can be applied to making lots of geometry quickly for the games and VFX pipelines.

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Webinar: Digital painting and spatial frequencies

Monday 15th March 5pm 

Join us for our free specialist compositing webinar with Senior VFX Tutor, Allar Kaasik, who will explain the principles behind "spatial frequencies" and how this understanding can be applied to a photoreal clean-up and digital paint work.

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Webinar: Simulating natural effects

Tuesday 6th April 6pm

Join us for our free webinar with Head of 3D, Mark Spevick, where we will look at how houdini can simulate realistic large and small bodies of water and other water based efects.

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VFX Open Event

The VFX Open Event

Thursday 8th April 5pm

Join us for our free event, the VFX Open Event. This is an exciting opportunity to explore career opportunities and learn about the VFX pipeline (Compositing and 3D), from pre-production to post-production from our tutors and current students.

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Webinar: Skills required for your first Compositing showreel

Tuesday 13th April 4pm

Join us for our free webinar with VFX veteran and a member of the VFX Oscar winning team for 'Gladiator', Klaudija Cermak, to learn the "Do's and Don'ts" of compositing showreels.

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The VFX Festival

The VFX Festival returns in 2021 and will celebrate the theme of ‘limitless creativity’ in the visual effects, animation, games, and motion graphics industries. The virtual festival will begin in March and will feature insight into award-winning productions, inspiring expert-led presentations, careers advice, as well as the latest trends, technology, and innovation from around the world. 

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The VFX Festival Virtual Series

The VFX Festival has come to an end for another year but you can still look back at all the events on our YouTube channel! Hear from the likes of MPC Advertising, Blue Zoo, Framestore, ILM and more.

Watch the VFX Festival Virtual Series

Career Resources

Completing one of our short courses or degrees in VFX, Game Art, Motion Graphics or Animation at Escape Studios is the first step to getting hired.

Throughout your programme of study, you'll learn the latest industry software and be taught by our highly experienced tutors, alongside receiving industry feedback from our network of studio professionals. We also offer an AfterCare package for students* where 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.

Check out our course Prospectus, download our Showreel Guide or take our Careers Quiz - we’ve got plenty of online content that will help you learn about the VFX, animation, games and motion graphics industries and how to start your creative career. 

Webinars and Tutorials

Catch up on previous webinars hosted by our tutors and talks featuring guests from globally renown studios. Find more on our YouTube channel.



Side FX

Our Head of 3D, Mark Spevick, combines teaching with working at the highest level in the industry. Watch some of his latest tutorials for Side FX, perfect for those interested in Houdini!

Model a procedural house

Destruction FX in SOPS

Student Work

Check out some of our students' award-winning work...

Blogs

Keep up to date with the world of Escape Studios, VFX, Animation and Game Art with our blogs written by students and tutors.

Escape Studios' Blog

Visit Escape Studios’ blog to discover top tips and tricks from our tutors, stay up to date with all of our news and events and learn more about what it’s like to study with us.

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Visual Effects Blog

Visit our Visual Effects blog to get your regular dose of Visual Effects industry news and tips. Plus, view our students' showreels to see what we get up to at Escape Studios.

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Games Blog

Visit our Games blog to read interviews with Gaming industry experts, see our impressive student work and get showreel tips to help you ace your next job interview.

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Animation Blog

Visit our Head of Animation, Alex Williams' blog to pick up portfolio tips, watch tutorials by our Animation Tutors and see some of our award-winning student work. 

Visit our Animation blog