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, from campus tours and current students to our alumni and events - we've got you covered. 

If you have any questions, you can chat to current students, give us a call or send us an email.

A note from us

The creative industries haven't stopped!

Hear from Paul Franklin and Eamonn Butler, who sponsor two of our undergraduate scholarships, to pick up some industry advice and understand the opportunities available during and after Covid-19.

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...

  • See what students get up to in their showreels
  • Check out award-winning student short films
  • View students' ArtStation profiles
  • Watch videos on portfolio advice and what we look for

Find out 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:

  • Harry Pearson, now Previs Shot Creator at The Third Floor
  • Kevin Nally, Environment Artist at Codemasters
  • Mark Spevick*, Head of VFX at Escape Studios (not an Escapee)

Find out more

Escape classroom

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

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More about us

We go beyond the classroom to give our students a taste of what it's like to work in the creative industries. We host regular events and have industry partnerships to ensure our students graduate studio-ready!

Learn more about:

  • The VFX Festival - 2019 Careers Panel discussion
  • Our partnership with Access VFX
  • Student Experience at Escape Studios

Find out more

Students in the studio

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 unique:

  • 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.

Find out more

Our Industry Partners

How we work with industry

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?

We're recognised by the Rookies

1st in the UK 
Escape Studios has been ranked the 1st best school in the UK for Visual Effects and Animation Production Excellence and 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. 

WE’RE THE ONLY AUTHORIZED TRAINING CENTRE IN THE UK

Demand for these skills is projected to grow 119% over the next 10 years and because we're the only 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 here.

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.

EPIC GAMES' UNREAL ENGINE SIZZLE SHOWREEL

Each year, Epic Games releases a ‘sizzle reel’ of the most impressive content created with Unreal Engine by students around the world.

Some of our students’ work was featured in both the 2019 and 2020 editions!

There's no limit to what our students produce!

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. 

Student Profiles

ArtStation is a platform for artists to connect with others and showcase their work to the creative community. 

Check out our student ambassadors profiles: 

Portfolio advice 

Hear from the Deputy Dean of Escape Studios, Saint Walker,  who gives an insight into the top tips for creating a stand out portfolio, and what we look for in a prospective students work. 

Our Escapees

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

Animation

Harry Pearson

Previs Shot Creator

The Third Floor

Game Art

Kevin Nally

Environment Artist 

Codemasters

Visual Effects

Mark Spevick

Head of 3D VFX

Escape Studios

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!

More about us

THE VFX FESTIVAL

Check out the Careers Panel Discussion below from our VFX Festival event to hear from industry professionals about starting and progressing in your creative career.

Access VFX

We're proud to be affiliated with Access VFX - an industry-led organisation focused on encouraging diversity, awareness and opportunity. Their recent podcast includes Escape Studios students.

Student Experience

In charge of all things related to student life, our student experience team ensure there's always something to look forward to! Check out the sorts of things they've been up to...

Our courses

Learn more about our course in Animation

Learn more about our course in Game Art

Learn more about our course in Visual Effects

Key Resources

Prospectus 

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Discover how Escape Studios can help you get ready for take-off into your creative career, through our brand new interactive digital guide.

Develop your employability skills with our Talent Development programme, network with industry professionals, build your industry experience and join a small community of budding artists

Download now

Course brochures 

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To learn more about a specific course, please download a free course brochure, we have one available for all of our subjects.

Animation
Game Art 
Visual Effects

Careers Guide

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The Creative Industries offer a huge range of opportunities and career paths which can be tricky to navigate.

Our free online Careers Guide is on hand to help you discover the various careers on offer and find the one that suits you best

Check it out

Taster Days

Our virtual undergraduate Taster Days are a perfect introduction to the software and skills taught on our degrees.
You'll get to see demonstrations from all three disciplines, as well as get a taste of our expert tutors' teaching styles!

View upcoming events