Escape Studios remote learning

Escape Studios has been developing creative talent for the past 18 years and we have ‘Escapees’ working in studios across the world. We are now offering the option to study our courses remotely, making them accessible to more budding artists and giving you the option of remote or in-person study to suit your needs.  

Start your course this year

All of our courses will be starting in September, regardless of the COVID-19 situation - whilst conforming to government guidelines. We will be delivering our short courses and postgraduate degrees in our studios, with the option to study remotely for those who prefer.  We are committed to providing you with an authentic student experience, whether it be in the studio or online in one of our virtual classrooms.  *All courses are subject to minimum student numbers. 
 

Studying remotely – what to expect

Our courses are taught by our expert tutors, who bring their wealth of industry experience to the classroom with tips and tricks of the trade as practiced in the workplace. Our aim is to transform your career and ensure that you leave us “studio-ready”.  
 
Our virtual classrooms have allowed our students to study from the comfort of their own homes, provided them with greater flexibility during their studies and have made our courses more accessible to our international students.  

How we teach online

Our live online teaching provides you with an interactive approach to remote learning, while still giving you the authentic Escape Studios student experience.  
 
By taking the remote learning option of our courses, you will benefit from:

  • Live online courses that allow you to interact with your tutor and other students, ask questions and show your work virtually.  
  • Small class sizes. 
  • Access to our studio assistants who can help out with technical or recap issues. 
  • Online industry feedback from our industry partners. Previous partners have included: Cinesite, ILM (Industrial Light and Magic), Framestore, Climax Games Studios, PlayStation London Studio, Jellyfish Pictures, ETC (Electric Theatre Collective) and MPC. *Available for certain courses only.

Check out the work that our students produced whilst studying online:

 
 

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It was really eye opening how well online worked. Some students who were very quiet in the class blossomed. They had tons of interaction in groups and individually via Google Meet, Discord, email and phone. Much more work for Tutors, but very rewarding.

Klaudija Cermak, 2D tutor

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As surprising as it may seem, the online delivery of our courses (Undergraduate and Part Time as far as I'm concerned) provide an increased interactivity with students and therefore more support and feedback.

Clement Gharini, 2D Tutor  

IT Support

Escape Studios appreciates that not everyone has access to the hardware and software they need to study remotely. Whilst our tutors are experts and great teachers, our courses are 100% practical, so you’ll need some sort of access. 

While the best experience will be through having the software locally on your own machine, that’s not always possible, so we’ve developed different tiers of support to help you if you don’t have access to the necessary software:   

1. We’ll be able to tell you if there are free versions of the software you need available through vendors. Many developers create free student versions or learning editions, which will be sufficient to practice with. 

2. If this isn’t possible, we may be able to supply licences for the length of your course. This would allow you to download software onto your machine for the duration of the course.  

3. Lastly, in some cases we may be able to give you remote access to workstations, so you can use them at certain times. Service can be affected by factors to do with your local ISP or bandwidth elsewhere, so this needs to be negotiated beforehand. 

However, having your own software is always going to be the best bet! 

FAQs

1. By paying the remote learning price, do we have to pay the difference if we want to return to the studio?

2. How much interaction will I get with the tutors by studying remotely and is there a difference in the level of support I will get with the tutors studying remotely vs. on-site?

3. Will industry feedback be provided while the courses are taught remotely (full-time courses)?

4. Do I have to purchase the software?

5. Will the classroom size be increased with the courses being taught remotely?