Taster courses - Test drive our postgraduate degrees and short courses

Try before you buy and get a hands-on feel for what it's like to study with us. We offer a number of free taster courses throughout the year.

Most taster sessions involve a practical session, which is a great way to see what the course is really about.

If you're looking to attend one of our undergraduate Taster Days, you can book a place here.

In-person taster courses

Join us in-person at our central London campus, where you can visit our industry-standard studios and try the software to find out what it's like to study with us.

Finding us

We're based in Holborn in central London, surrounded by London's top creative studios.

Just a 2 minute walk from Holborn tube station which runs on the Central Line and a 5 minute walk from Tottenham Court Road which runs on the Northern Line.

190 High Holborn,

3D animated Pikachu character wearing a detective cap

Character & Creature Creation

Online taster courses

Register to our online taster courses via Zoom. Book your spot below.

Star Wars stormtroopers standing in formation with red curtain in background

3D Visual Effects


A man surrounded by bright golden letters and signs floating in the air

2D Compositing


View of a video game scene of a fountain in the town square

Game Art


2D animation scene of a character sinking into the ground

2D Animation


Group of colourful 3D geometric volumes made with motion graphics software

Motion Graphics


Previsualisation scene of Captain America running and holding his shield and Thor's hammer

Storyboarding & Previsualisation


T-Rex with explosion, smoke and fire in the background from Jurassic World film



Students on computer



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Escape Studios was the spark that started the fire. With an amazing selection of tutors, extremely talented and with a huge experience, I was able to absorb a vast knowledge about the visual effects pipeline and that was extremely helpful when I started my first job at Electric Theatre Collective, also arranged through Escape Studios.

Carlos Conceição, Escapee (Alumnus)

What to expect

  • Our taster sessions will give you a practical insight into a range of creative skills and industries, so they're a great way to find out what it’s like to work as a creative professional, and how our programmes can give you the skills you need to kick-start your career.
  • You'll get tuition including a comprehensive introduction to key industry software and techniques. You may also get the chance to work on a hands-on creative project, from start to finish.
  • You’ll have a chance to try out some of our latest software to get a feel of what you will be working with when you join.
  • If you’re not sure about which course to go for, you can attend as many taster sessions as you like. You’ll also have a chance to speak to our tutors and admissions team who can help you decide which course is best for you.
  • Our tutors will also give you careers advice and training guidance and explain the various routes into creative jobs.