Escape Studios launches brand new Unreal Engine training course

Escape Studios, part of Pearson College London, announces the launch of a new fully-online five-week course, Unreal Engine – Fundamentals, starting in May, featuring an interactive introduction to the real-time 3D platform.

Participants will learn the fundamentals of Unreal Engine at their own pace, through exclusive course content delivered by tutors from Escape Studios, overseen by Simon Fenton, Head of Games and Unreal Engine authorised trainer. Learners will be assigned a tutor who will provide direct feedback over four key projects, while there will be an opportunity to participate in a live Q&A session in the final week.

Developed by Epic Games, Unreal Engine is the world's most open and advanced real-time 3D creation platform for photoreal visuals and immersive experiences. Escape Studios has formed a unique relationship with Epic Games and is now the only Authorized Training Centre in the UK.

Dr Ian Palmer, Director of Escape Studios, said: “As one of the world’s most powerful real-time 3D graphics platforms, Unreal Engine helps users deliver cutting-edge content, interactive experiences, and immersive virtual worlds. Our mission at Escape Studios is to train the digital artists of tomorrow in the latest and most industry-relevant software, so we’re delighted to offer this exclusive new introductory course on Unreal Engine.”

Simon Fenton, Head of Games at Escape Studios, added: “We’re excited to launch this unique online course dedicated to Unreal Engine, which will feature a range of artistic and technical tasks and direct tutor feedback. These introductory sessions will enable participants to establish a foundation to continue their journey in Unreal Engine, as well as join a community of like-minded learners to interact with and learn from.”

Unreal Engine – Fundamentals starts on 17th May 2021 and will run over five weeks on the Smashcut platform. The course is based on independent learning, featuring 3-4 hours of video content and 9 hours of self-study and practice per week. Course fees are GBP 695 and learners must be aged 18 or over, with a good understanding of written and spoken English. Places can be booked online here.

Escape Studios

Escape Studios offer undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in Visual Effects (VFX), Game Art, Animation and Motion Graphics, where students use the latest tools and techniques and work as part of a team on high quality creative projects.