Game Art - courses, degrees and events

Why should I get into Games?

The games industry is one of the most creative, diverse and exciting industries for a digital artist to work in today. As a Games Artist you could be creating stunning worlds, including VR and AR experiences, and characters or props, in styles ranging from the realistic to cartoony or anywhere in-between. You’ll get a great understanding of the games production pipeline and the cross over with 3D and animation workflows. As an Unreal Engine Authorized Training Center, we also run Unreal Engine training courses to help you up your game in this popular software.

Explore our free Industry Beginner's Guide to find out why there has never been a better time to enter the games industry!

What Game Art courses and degrees do we offer?

Our courses are designed to get you trained in the latest software for Game Art, such as Unreal Engine, Maya and Substance.

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An Unreal Engine Authorized Training Center

Through our partnership with Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, Unreal EngineGears of War and more, we have created a series of training courses in Unreal Engine to train future artists and help professionals up their game.

Unreal Engine courses

Unreal Engine training for professionals

Game Art webinars and events

Keep an eye out for new dates for our free webinars and online events to get the latest industry updates, software tips and tricks and hear from special guests.

Check our E_scape Hub for events about other disciplines, recording of past webinars and plently of other resources!

Undergraduate Taster Day

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Taster Days

Our next undergraduate taster days will take place from spring 2023.

Find out more

Postgraduate and short course Taster Day

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What does Game Art at Escape Studios look like?

Get an insight of what you could create by checking our student work.

Also check out previous events and webinars on our YouTube channel.

What makes our Game Art courses and degrees unique?

  • Our Game Art courses cover training with industry-professional software such as Unreal Engine, Maya and Substance.
  • Our Games courses are taught in studio-style classrooms with a suite of industry-standard equipment.
  • Our tutors are all experts in their field and have been hand-picked from some of the most successful studios. For example, Simon Fenton, our Director of Interactive & Real-Time, taught himself before working in games development for Sony; he has worked as a Lead Senior Artist on multiple PlayStation titles. Now you can benefit from his expertise!
  • All our courses are developed with our industry partners, some of the biggest studios in the world - PlayStation London StudioCreative Assembly and Climax are just a few studios that not only input into our courses, but regularly visit us and partake in events such as our annual VFX Festival and online webinars.
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The tutors' attitude inspired us to give our best every single day of the course. They all had successful careers in the games and VFX industry, so we had a chance to learn a lot from their experience. I met many like-minded people and made new friends from all over the world. The course has a very practical approach and sort of simulates an industry environment which prepares the students for the challenges ahead of them.

Ognyan Zahariev (Escapee), Lead Lighting Artist at Shapefarm

Who will teach me?

Our tutors are experts in their craft that ranges across the whole pipeline from Pre-Production and the Art Department through to Launching!

Career resources

Delve into our helpful guides, read our exciting blogs and check out our E_Hub to stay up to date with everything Escape!

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Game Art blog

Visit our Game Art 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.

Read the blog

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E_Scape Hub

Checkout our range of online resources, from guides to webinars, tutorials and events.

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