MA 3D Animation

Take your animations to the next level by unlocking your creative potential.

Advancements in technology and the boom of the VFX industry have made computer animation one of the fastest growing industries, with an estimated value of £1.6bn in the UK only (source Creative UK).

This postgraduate qualification is designed for students who want to take their computer animation skills to the highest level.

During the first 18 weeks, common with our popular Advanced Animation course, you’ll learn your craft and master advanced practices, such as creature interaction, dialogue and lipsync. We'll then take you to the next level and put your skills to test with two major industry-standard projects, including a collaborative group project just like in a studio. You’ll create high-quality animations to use in your showreel.

At the end of the degree, you’ll have earned a postgraduate qualification, have a showreel of cool animation work and a deep understanding of the animation and visual effects industries.

Our industry connections, experienced tutors, who boast credits including The Lion King, Godzilla and Doctor Strange, Talent Development Team and AfterCare programme will help you build your network to kick-start your creative career.

  • Location: London campus or Live online 
  • Start dates: 27th March 2023
  • Tuition fees: 
              London campus: £17,995
              Live online: £15,450
  • Mode of study: Daytime (full time)
  • Programme duration: 1 year
  • Entry requirements: An undergraduate honours degree in a field related to the course subject. Be a UK resident.
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Get a hands-on feel for what it's like to study with us by joining one of our online or on-campus practical sessions.

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Meet the team

Book a one-to-one on the phone or on campus if you want to know more about our courses. 

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Meet our tutors

Lee Caller is the lead tutor on this short course. With an IT and comedy writing background, he’s been an Animator since the 1990’s. Our tutors work together to develop our courses. They all have industry experience, at studios such as Walt DisneyDreamWorks and Framestore, and are experts in their fields, including certified trainers for Autodesk Maya.

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Industry Partners

Industry partners and advisors influence everything we do, from the curriculum we teach and how it's delivered to our webinars and events.

We work alongside an impressive list of VFX, Games and Animation studios including Industrial Light & MagicFramestore, Blue Zoo, MPC, Jellyfish Pictures, PlayStation London Studio and Creative Assembly and many more across all our courses at Escape Studios.

With exclusive professional feedback, intensive software training and much more, our industry-led courses give you up-to-the-minute, inspirational knowledge and experience, tailored to the work you’re passionate about. Our Escape Studios alumni (Escapees) can be found working at a variety of studios including Pixar, MPC, Industrial Light & Magic, DNEG, Rockstar Games and Electric Theatre Collective.

Find out more about our industry partners.

Escape Studios Industry Partners

Why Escape Studios?

Learn industry-relevant techniques from the experts, in a studio-like environment.

  • Studio-experienced tutors. Our tutors have worked at studios including DNEG, Walt Disney Animation, EA, Rebellion and Framestore and their credits include Captain America, Black Mirror and Bond: Spectre. They speak at international conferences, like B’Ars (Spain) and VIEW Conference (Italy), write for industry-recognised blog Befores&Afters, and are authorised trainers for software like UnrealEngine, Autodesk or Houdini.
  • Industry-standard facilities. Our central London campus is surrounded by world-leading studios and fully equipped with high-end hardware and the latest software.
  • Industry partners. Our studio partners, including DNEG, Framestore and PlayStation London Studio, help design and develop our courses to make sure that what we teach is relevant to the current industry practices. You’ll also have access to events and webinars ran by our Student Experience team with industry speakers.
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I particularly like the fact that the classes are production-focused and not the traditional classroom experience. Classes are taught in a way that mimics a production studios.

Ayo Okusi-Daniels, Escape Studios student