Games Courses and degrees

Why should you 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, characters or props in styles ranging from the realistic to cartoony or anywhere in-between.

Mad about gaming? Our courses have been developed by our Head of Games, Simon Fenton, who has incorporated all he has learnt in his years working at Sony Playstation. You'll learn how to use the latest software such as Unreal Engine 4, Maya, Zbrush and Substance Painter.

What Games courses and degrees do we offer?

We offer undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses.

Undergraduate

BA/MArt The Art of Video Games (Integrated Masters)

You’ll work in an industry-style studio from day one, using the latest tools and techniques, so you’ll get a true taste of what it’s like to work in the video games industry.

Mode of study: Full time 

Postgraduate

MA Game Art

Created in response to high demand for new creative talent within the games industry, this one-of-a-kind masters degree will prepare you for a career like no other.

Mode of study: Full time 

Short courses

Video Games Art Production (12 weeks)

For those that are mad about gaming, this 12 week course is the perfect chance to turn what you love into a career! It’s been developed by our Head of Games, Simon Fenton, who has incorporated all he has learnt in his years working at Sony Playstation into this intensive and stimulating course.

Mode of study: Full time 

Video Games Art and Effects Production (18 weeks)

Incorporating the same key techniques as our 12 week course, this games art and production course also includes advanced techniques and skills to prepare you for more advanced roles within gaming.

Mode of study: Full time

 
What makes our Games courses and degrees unique?

  • 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; Simon Fenton is Head of Games at Escape Studios, Simon taught himself before working in games development for Sony; he has worked as a Lead Senior Artist on multiple PlayStation titles and now you can benefit from his expertise!

  • All our courses are developed with our industry partners, some of the biggest studio’s in the world - Framestore, Cinesite and DNeg 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. Learn more about our Industry partners.

I’m a few months into my dream job at SEGA Hardlight, if I could go back in time to tell my childhood self about the games we make here and the team I work with, he’d be almost as blown away as I am now! My time at Escape not only equipped me with the skills I needed to hit the ground running in the games industry, but boosted my con dence in myself as a professional enough to knock on some big doors too.

Matt Allan (Escapee), Senior Artist, SEGA Hardlight


  

Simon Fenton
Head of Games

Watch some examples of projects completed by past students