On-demand open day

Take a sneak peek into the world of Escape Studios 

We've created an on-demand version of our open day, so you can access our content whenever suits you.

This page is bursting with information about life at Escape Studios. Hear about our courses from expert tutors, check out student work and be inspired by our alumni. We've even included application top tips, along with plenty of events and resources.

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Our world

Escape Studios is one of the UK's premier VFX, Animation and Games Art training and teaching institutions, which has been at the forefront of creative education since 2002, supplying the industry with studio-ready talent.
 
  • Hear from Dr Ian Palmer, Vice Principal of Escape Studios
  • Discover our range of industry partners
  • Check out our range of awards and accolades

Escape to our world

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Our students

Escape Studios is a hub for creativity and our students are always producing awesome content to add to their showreels, with some even winning awards for their work!

See what you could create...

  • Take a look at the showreels for Animation, Game Art and Visual Effects
  • Check out award-winning student short films

Be inspired

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Our Courses

We've been developing talent since 2002 and we've helped thousands of students break into the creative industries.

Our courses in Animation, Game Art and Visual Effects are different:

  • You'll be taught by our expert tutors
  • You'll use the latest software
  • You'll receive regular feedback on your work from industry professionals

Watch subject talks to learn more.

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Our application process

We're looking for students with raw talent and big aspirations - those who aren't afraid to stand out from the crowd and be different. Want to learn more? We included talks on:
 
  • Our application process, presented by Admissions Officer, Rezarta Rushiti
  • Portfolio top tips and examples, shared by the Dean of Industry Engagement, Saint Walker

Tell me more

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Our Escapees

You'll find Escapees in many of the world's top studios, behind award winning projects. We invited some of our alumni back to share their experience of studying at Escape Studios and what it's like to work in the industry.

Hear from:

  • Olivia Unwin, Producer at Drop Bear Bytes (previous experience: MPC and Framestore)
  • Maria Robertson, Animator at Factory 42
  • Kevin Nally, Environment Artist at Codemasters

Hear from our Escapees

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Our campus

Our London location is ideal for young, budding talent.

We're surrounded by world-leading studios including the likes of Framestore, MPC and PlayStation London Studio

On campus is just as cool as off campus, you'll learn in studio-style classrooms equipped with industry standard software, plus why not check out:

  • Our green screen
  • Virtual walking tour

Find out more

Escape to our world

Welcome to Escape Studios - Dr Ian Palmer, Vice Principal

Hear from Dr Ian Palmer, Vice Principal of Escape Studios for an insight into 'learning the Escape way', including:

  • how we work with industry, 
  • our award-winning alumni,
  • our creative courses and
  • what we're looking for (listen out for top tips for your creative portfolio!)

Our industry partners

We work with a range of leading studios who are also our industry partners.

They help to design our degrees to keep our courses current, as well as hosting events and industry talks to ensure our students are studio-ready when they graduate.

Escape Studios Industry Partners

What makes us different?

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We're recognised by the Rookies

1st in the UK 
Escape Studios has been ranked the 1st best school in the UK for Game Design and Development according to The Rookies.  

A Rookies Certified School  
This exclusive accolade identifies those institutions, such as Escape Studios, which provide the most up-to-date and relevant industry training, helping aspiring communities of creative students land their dream job.

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WE’RE ONE OF FEW AUTHORIZED TRAINING CENTERS IN THE UK

Demand for these skills is projected to grow 119% over the next 10 years. We are the first Authorized Training Centre in the UK, it means our tutors are the experts.

We train the professionals 

We work with Epic Games and Unreal Engine to deliver training for professionals and artists across the UK and Europe. Find out more about our partnership with Epic Games.

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We're a Houdini Certified School

Being a Houdini Certified School means our tutors really are the experts! You can benefit from their knowledge in teaching the industry software Houdini.

Plus, you'll get exclusive access to webinars and real-time feedback sessions.

Student showcase

See what you could create...

Escape Studios Showreel

Visual Effects Showreel

Animation Showreel

Game Art Showreel

Jericho

Created by a group of undergraduate students, Jericho has played film festivals worldwide and has won multiple short film awards

The making of Jericho

Hear from recently graduated animation student Sarah Andrews, about how she worked on Jericho as part of her third year final project. 

Home Sweet Home

Another award-winning film created by undergraduate students, this story is about friendship and family, in which a group of sweets must find their way home. 

Our courses

Animation subject talk (3D and 2D)

Michael Davies, Head of Animation

Game Art subject talk

Christian Avigni, Game Art tutor

VFX subject talk

Mark Spevick, Head of Industry Training and VFX tutor

Student Experience

Head of Student Experience, Tom Phipps shares an overview of the activities students at Escape Studios can get involved with, including:

  • 'Evenings With' (talks and networking sessions with industry)
  • Showcases attended by industry partners
  • Social events, including 'Freshers' and games tournaments
  • Societies

Admissions and portfolio advice

  • Admissions Officer, Rezarta Rushiti provides an overview of our application process.
  • Our Dean of Industry Engagement, Saint Walker shares top tips for creating a stand out portfolio and what we look for in a prospective student's work.

Our Escapees

Our alumni have gone on to work in a variety of roles:

Animation

Maria Robertson

Animator

Factory 42

Visual Effects

Olivia Unwin

Producer

Drop Bear Bytes (previous experience: MPC and Framestore)

Game Art

Michael Neocleous

3D Artist

XR Games

Our Campus

Take a guided walk-through of our campus with our front of house Will. Plus learn more about Escape Studios in 73 questions (ish) with Will! 

Our campus not only has theatre-style classrooms and studios, there's also breakout spaces, fully-equipped with Bose® speakers and kitchen facilities! Take a virtual tour to see for yourself.

Our studios are equipped with industry-standard software such as Houdini and Nuke. We also have a green screen ready for students to use as part of projects!

Key Resources

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Prospectus

Get ready for take-off and discover how we'll help you follow your creative dreams.

Download now

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E_Scape Hub

Checkout our range of online resources, from guides to webinars, tutorials and events.

Explore now

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Careers Guide

Find your niche in the creative industries and escape to the career of your dreams.

Download now

Events

Looking for the chance to explore our campus? We've got plenty of events coming up.

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Open Days

Bookings for our next undergraduate open day are now open!

Book now for Saturday 14th January 2023

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Taster Days

Try out the industry-standard software taught on our degrees!

Book now for Saturday 3rd December

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Personal campus tours

Explore our campus for a feel of what it's like to study here.

Book a tour