VFX courses and degrees

Why do our students work on great movies?

Escape Studios has long been recognised as a first-class education provider for the creative industries. Our students possess both raw talent and big aspirations and we work with them to help them develop the skillset they need to become the professionals demanded by today’s world-leading studios.

Our alumni (dubbed 'Escapees') have gone on to work for some of the biggest studios in the world and on projects such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ex Machina, The Revenant, Spectre, Interstellar, Gravity and Harry Potter. As a result, we're known throughout the industry for creating world-class, studio-ready talent.

What VFX courses and degrees do we offer?

We offer undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in 3D and Compositing (2D) for VFX.


BA/MArt The Art of Visual Effects (Integrated Masters)

Mode of study: Full time


MA Visual Effects Production (3D)

Mode of study: Full time

MA Visual Effects Production (Compositing/2D)

Mode of study: Full time

Short courses

3D Foundation (30 weeks)

Mode of study: Part time 

3D for Visual Effects (Full-time 12 weeks)

Mode of study: Full time

Advanced 3D for Visual Effects (Full-time 18 weeks)

Mode of study: Full time 

Compositing (2D) for VFX (12 weeks)

Mode of study: Full time 

Compositing (2D) for VFX (Evening - 20 weeks)

Mode of study: Part time 

Advanced Compositing (2D) for Visual Effects (Full-time 18 weeks)

Mode of study: Full time 

What makes our VFX courses and degrees unique?

  • Our VFX courses are taught in studio-style classrooms with a suite of state of the art equipment, featuring the latest VFX software on high-spec hardware including: Maya, NUKE, Mudbox, Equalizer, Photoshop, Silhouette
  • Our tutors are all experts in their field and have been hand-picked from some of the most successful studios; In their lessons they share tips and tricks that they've learnt during their time in industry, so you'll be taught by some of the best in the business!
  • 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.

Escape was the spark that started the fire, with an amazing selection of tutors, extremely talented and with a huge experience. The Escape Studios experience is your best opportunity to get inside the industry in a short period of time.

CARLOS CONCEIÇÃO‎, Digital Compositor at Industrial Light & Magic & Escapee!

Mark Spevick
Head of 3D

Davi Stein
Head of 2D

Watch some examples of projects completed by past students