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Meet the Escape Studios team

They know exactly what skills and experience you'll need to kick-start your career. Best of all, they'll teach you real-world tips and tricks, as well as the latest industry software and techniques, throughout your programme of study.

Dr. Ian Palmer
Dean, Escape Studios

Dr. Ian joined Escape Studios in 2015 to lead the development of their degrees in VFX, animation and games. Working with professionals at the top of their field and current and recent students, he has developed and tested new approaches to supporting learning in this area, sharing the practice both internally and externally through invited presentations and papers. 

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Mark Spevick
Head of 3D VFX

Davi Stein
Head of 2D VFX

Simon Fenton
Head of Games

Alex Williams
Head of Animation

Andrew Brassington
Programme Director

Francesca Adams
Storyboard Artist

Christian Avigini
Games Tutor

Amedeo Beretta
VFX Tutor 

Bob Thompson
Animation Production Tutor

Michael Davies
Animation Tutor

Clement Gharini
Cinematography Tutor

Allar Kaasik
Compositing Tutor

Jonathan McFall
3D Tutor

Klaudija Cermak
VFX Compositing Tutor 

Gideon Corby
VFX Tutor (part-time courses) 

Philip Meredith
Games Art Tutor

James Thompson
Python Tutor

Cenay Oekmen
3D Tutor

Vincent Woodcock
Animator Tutor

Daniel Shutt
3D Tutor

Lee Caller
Animation Tutor

The Centre for Industry Engagement Team

The Pearson College London Centre for Industry Engagement (CIE) lies at the heart of our mission to integrate the worlds of industry and academia for the mutual benefit of all our stakeholders - our students, our partners in industry and our academic community.

It aims to embody the Pearson College London mission of bridging the worlds of industry and academia for the benefit of all stakeholders in higher education. The Centre will define everything we do as a College – from designing and delivering new degree and degree apprenticeship programmes, in partnership with industry; to the creation of cutting edge research at the intersection of industry and pedagogy; to providing a forum at the heart of a FTSE100 company where leaders across industry, academia and politics can debate and discuss the key issues of the day in higher education and training.

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Technology Enhanced Learning and Learning Resources Team

The teams role is to guide and inform the College’s technology enhanced learning strategy and offer training and support to staff and students at Pearson College. Their aim is to ensure that online learning embeds best practice and looks and feels as good as possible. They also offer guidance on how to teach with technology, and have high levels of expertise in using Blackboard, custom e-learning creation and multi-media asset development.  

Meet the Technology Enchanced Learrning and Resources team