Now mentored by world-class VFX studio BlueBolt

About the course

Want to kick-start your career within the visual effects (VFX) industry? With no previous experience required, this 3D for Visual Effects (12 weeks) course is the perfect foundation for those with no skills in, but still passionate about VFX.

Throughout this course, you’ll learn how to use software such as Maya, Photoshop, Mudbox and 3D Equalizer, along with key techniques such as modelling, texturing, lighting and shading. Through intensive hands-on projects and problem-solving challenges, you’ll learn the latest 3D software and techniques required by industry. 

What to expect

If you're joining this course and starting on 10th April 2017, you'll benefit from:

  • A visit to BlueBolt where they will tell you about the mentoring scheme they’ll be providing for this course
  • A feedback session provided by a 3D Artist from BlueBolt to provide you the advice to create Industry standard showreels.    

BlueBolt is an award winning VFX facility producing high quality CG, compositing and digital matte painting for the international film and television industry. 

Previous projects include films such as Snow White & the Huntsman (Universal), Man From UNCLE (WB), The Imitation Game (TWC), and high-end television such as War & Peace (BBC), The Last Kingdom (Carnival) and The Night Manager (Ink Factory). The team recently delivered Taboo for Scott Free, and War Machine for Netflix, and have a slate of exciting films lined up for 2017!

All students on any 3D for VFX (12 weeks) course will graduate with an Escape Studios Certificate of Achievement, a well-respected qualification within the industry, demonstrating you've studied an industry-based course and have the practical, hands-on skills studios are looking for. 

Why Escape Studios?

Escape Studios is Europe’s leading VFX academy and we’ve been part of Pearson College London since 2013.

We sprang into life in 2002, to solve the industry’s lack of educated, studio-ready VFX talent. Since then, over 4,000 people have graduated from Escape, going on to forge successful careers spanning the whole VFX spectrum.

You’ll find Escapee Alumni behind many Oscar and Bafta nominated films (and with Oscars and Baftas themselves too), 100s of award-winning films and television shows and 1,000s of award-winning commercials.

Our secret? Our intensive and fiercely vocational approach and professional studio experience that trains VFX professionals to the latest industry standards.

  • You'll receive intensive software training, learn the latest techniques from industry tutors and master the fundamental components of VFX, all at our studio facilities in London.
  • Our tutors are already top industry professionals, meaning you'll be taught by those who know how to turn your passion for VFX into a practical skillset. 
  • All our classroom VFX courses are based at Escape Studios West - our state-of-the-art studios in Shepherds Bush, London. 

Course summary

    Escape Studios West
    10 April 2017
    7 July 2017
    £10,475 (£10,975 for courses booked after 1 April 2017)
    Full time
    12 weeks
Mentored by BlueBolt


Escape is brilliant. It’s just such a hub for this entire industry.

Suraj Harrington-Odedra, Head of Maya Development, The Mill

Meet your tutors

Daniel Shutt
3D Tutor

Mark Spevick
Head of 3D