Now mentored by multi award-winning VFX studio Double Negative

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 18th August you will benefit from: 

  • A tour and feedback session at Double Negative's central London studios'. 
  • Complementary add on of our part-time Houdini course, to learn the latest 3D software.

Founded in 1998 with a team of just 30, multi-award-winning Double Negative (Dneg) is now one of the world's leading providers of visual effects for Film with facilities in London, Vancouver and Mumbai.

Dneg's approach to retaining creative drive and involvement of its artists through all projects from the first stages, such as developing previs and vfx production, to their large R&D team creating the tools needed for their artists to produce ground breaking digital environments, has proved a winning combination.

They have developed long-standing realtionships with leading directors (Chris Nolan, Ron Howard, Paul Greengrass, Edgar Wright, Alex Garland) and picked up Academy awards for their work on Ex Machina. Recent work includes The Huntsman, Alice Through The Looking Glass, Captain America: Civil War, Star Trek Beyond and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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
    18 August 2017
    2 October 2017 (full booked)
    8 January 2018
    Full time
    12 weeks
Double Negative


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