The first term for our new students has officially begun! Our second cohort of Escape Studios undergraduates have already been treated to talks from VFX legends including Eamonn Butler and Tom Sito and now our scholarship winners have been chosen!
We offer one student a scholarship on each of our undergraduate courses (VFX, Animation and Game Art) because, we want to make sure that talented students with potential can succeed on our degrees, regardless of your financial situation.
- The Eamonn Butler scholarship for Animation
Awarded to Maciej Osuch in October 2017
The Eamonn Butler scholarship for Animation is a full tuition fee scholarship awarded to Maciej Osuch for the BA/MArt (Hons) The Art of Computer Animation degree at Escape Studios. Eamonn started his career at Walt Disney Animation Studios as a 2D Animator. He spent 10 years at Disney, working on Fantasia 2000, Dinosaur and Chicken Little amongst other films. He trained under veteran Disney animator David Brain at Dublin’s Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design. Eammon has since transferred to the world of VFX animation and as Head of Animation at Double Negative he worked on box offices hits such as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Iron Man 2 and Edge of Tomorrow. For the last 5 years, Eammon has worked as the Head of Animation at Cinesite - an award-winning film and TV visual effects company based in London’s Soho.
“I'm very grateful for the scholarship from Eamonn Butler, because it gives me an opportunity to become one of the greatest animator. I will do my best by working as hard as I possible can to develop my craft and I hope I will be able to delight and entertain huge audiences in the future."
- The Ian Livingstone Scholarship for Game Art
Awarded to Hannah Clark
The Ian Livingstone scholarship for Game Art is a full tuition fee scholarship awarded to Hannah Clark for the BA/MArt (Hons) The Art of Video Games degree at Escape Studios. Ian Livingstone CBE, is one of the founding fathers of the UK games industry. Former Executive Chairman of Eidos, he is best known for being the man behind huge franchises such as Tomb Raider and Warhammer. He co-founded the iconic games company Games Workshop and co-created Fighting Fantasy gamebooks. In 2002, Ian Livingstone won the BAFTA Interactive Special Award for outstanding contribution to the industry and was appointed CBE in the 2013.
"I have been doing a lot of soul searching over the years and I now know working in game art is what I want to do for my career. Receiving this scholarship just made me feel amazing with a huge confidence boost and it’s a confirmation that I am on the right track. I'll be able to stress less about finances and really focus on what’s important to me. So far it's been an incredible experience all round and I'm really happy to be studying here with amazing, skillful and inspiring people as my classmates and teachers."
- The Paul Franklin Scholarship for VFX
Awarded to Adikah Patterson
The Paul Franklin scholarship for VFX is a full tuition fee scholarship awarded to Adikah Patterson for the BA/MArt (Hons) The Art of Visual Effects degree at Escape Studios. Paul Franklin has worked on some of the most memorable and successful films of recent times, titles such as Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Knight, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and most recently Captain America: Civil War. His work on Inception (2010) won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and the BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects and he won a second Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for Interstellar (2014). See Paul's IMDb profile
“I was taken by surprise that I managed to get the scholarship because there are so many that are more than worthy of the scholarship, but I am truly grateful/happy that my skills were recognised and potential was seen in me!”