MA Storyboarding and Previsualisation

Reveal your inner visual organiser

The past decade has seen a rapid expansion in the creation of film, television, interactive entertainment and computer games. Hardly any piece of digital media is produced today that has not at some time been visualised by a Storyboard Artist or Previs Artist using a combination of traditional tools, such as storyboards, and modern digital tools, such as previsualisation software.

The need for well-qualified professionals to take a lead in developing and exploiting traditional skills such as drawing, and combining these with new computer graphics technologies, will continue to grow. That’s where our new MA comes in, by giving you the skills and knowledge to take a leading role in this in-demand field.

You’ll study the ins and outs of traditional and modern storyboarding and previsualisation techniques, from character design and performance to editing techniques, to cinematography and sound design.

  • Location: Midtown Campus
  • Start date: TBC*
  • Tuition fees: £17,995
  • Mode of study: Daytime (full-time)
  • Programme duration: 1 year
  • Entry requirements: An undergraduate honours degree in the field of animation or related discipline, with a background in Art or Computer Graphics

*This course is subject to validation

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Meet our tutors

Iliana is one of our Animation tutors and has worked in the animation industry for over 30 years, since 1987. She is also the Art Director at Mediaframe Ltd. She has worked on various TV shows including “Mickey and his friends” (1994), “Hungarian Folk Tales”(1992-1996), “Spirou” (1993–1995), “Carland Cross” (1996), and some feature film projects including  “A Monkey’s Tale” (1999) and “The Princess and the Pea” (2002).

Iliana has a BA in Animation from Krastyo Sarafov National Academy for Theatre and Film Arts, an MPhil in Arts and Media from University for the Creative Arts and a PhD in Creative Technologies from the University of Portsmouth.

Industry partners

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

We work alongside an impressive list of VFX studios including Framestore, The Mill, BlueBolt, MPC, Glassworks and many more across all our courses at Escape Studios.

With exclusive industry feedback sessions, 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 in many of the studios including MPC, DNEG and Electric Theatre Collective.

Why Escape Studios?

  • Our tutors have worked in the industry and have been hand-picked from successful studios; they teach real-world tips and tricks learnt from on-the-job experience
  • You'll work in an industry-style studio from day one, so you'll get a taste of what it's like to work in industry
  • Our industry partners include Framestore, The Mill, MPC, DNEG, Cinesite, Electric Theatre Collective and Jellyfish Pictures (to name just a few!)
  • Our industry partners help to design, develop and deliver our courses and they influence everything we do, so you'll benefit from up-to-the-minute knowledge and experience
  • You'll study at the heart of London's creative scene, so our state of the art facilities are the perfect place to kick-start your career

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