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.

Get studio ready for jobs in Games as a Concept Artist, 3D Modeller, Games Animator and more! Check out the different career options in our free, downloadable Careers Guide.

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The only Unreal Engine Authorized Training Center in the UK

We have partnered with Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, Unreal Engine and Gears of War and more. With this partnership, we created a series of training courses in Unreal Engine for professionals to help you up your game.

Game Art webinars and events

Tune into our free webinars and online events to get the latest industry updates, software tips and tricks and hear from special guests.

Check out our E_scape Hub for events about other disciplines, recordings of past webinars and plenty of other resources! 

Join our special virtual event on Monday 22nd November at 6pm with guest speakers from Creative Assembly and Climax Studios who will give career advice and discuss how to get ahead in the games industry. You wouldn't want to miss it!

This event will be hosted by our Head of Games, Simon Fenton, who prior to working at Escape Studios, designed and created environments for Sony Computer Entertainment Europe for 10 years, as well as leading teams at senior level.
Keep an eye out for our official guest speaker names!

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Event title A Careers Evening with Creative Assembly and Climax Studios in white on purple background

During this special one-hour webinar, Will Bosch will run through methods of animating objects and adding random variation inside Unreal's material graph.

Tuesday 23rd November at 6pm

Escape Studios tutor Kevin Nally will be running a class on lighting basics in Unreal Engine, showing you how to use different lighting tools in UE4 to make your 3D models look their very best.

Wednesday 24th November at 6pm

Join Escape Studios tutor Christian Avigni with current students Liz and Emanuele to find out more about our Game Art courses, our industry success stories, and the type of work you will be able to produce during your time with us.

Friday 26th November at 6pm

Taster Sessions

At Escape Studios, we offer a number of classroom-based and online Taster courses throughout the year, so you can 'try before you buy' and get a hands-on feel for what it's like to study with us.

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Saturday 4th December at 2pm

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What does Game Art at Escape Studios look like?

Get an insight of our game art student projects in our student showreel. 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 state-of-the-art 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 Head of Games, 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 - Creative Assembly, Climax and Rebellion 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. Learn more about our industry partners.

The tutors' attitude inspired us to give our best every single day of the course. The tutors 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!

Game Art blog

Check out the latest updates from our Game Art students and what's happening in the industry.

 

 

E_scape Hub

Packed with essential online learning resources and opportunities for professional development, you can continue to learn from the comfort of your own home!