About the course

If you want to jump to a career in the visual effects (VFX) industry, then this is the course for you. It’s highly intensive and will give you all the skills you need to kick-start your career within VFX. Best of all, you’ll be mentored by our Industry Partner, Framestore- one of the world's most influential VFX studios. 

You’ll start by sharpening your core 3D skills to give you a thorough technical understanding of software and principles, before moving on to more complex techniques of particle movement, hair, fur and more.

Our tutors are top industry professionals, so you’ll be taught by the best in the business whether you’re a 3D artist looking to develop a career in VFX, a 2D VFX artist wanting to move into 3D or a VFX graduate preparing for the competitive VFX job market. This course will also suit students from a creative or technical background, keen to change career and get into VFX.

Located at our state-of-the-art studios at Escape Studios West in Shepherd's Bush, London, if you're joining this course and starting on 16th January 2017, you'll benefit from exclusive mentoring from our Industry Partner Framestore, including:

  • A visit to Framestore on your first day, where they will tell you about the mentoring scheme they’ll be providing for this course
  • Three classroom feedback and mentoring sessions provided by a 3D Artist from Framestore 
  • A final review session with Framestore recruiters and recruiters from other post-production companies, so you can present your showreel and receive feedback 
  • An evening feedback and mentoring session with a Houdini Artist from Framestore, held at Escape Studios
  • We’ll also offer you the opportunity to take a supplementary Houdini Dynamics (5 weeks, 2 evenings each week) and a Houdini Tools (5 weeks, 2 evenings each week) course at no extra cost, so you’ll be able to really get to grips with Houdini ahead of working in industry

The course culminates in a major project, where you’ll produce boundary-pushing VFX to showcase your technical excellence to employers. You'll also 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, 100s of award-winning films and television shows and 1,000s of award-winning commercials. Our secret? Our intensive and fiercely vocational approach and a professional studio experience that trains VFX professionals to the latest industry standards.

Course summary

    Escape Studios West
    10 April 2017
    7 July 2017
    £14,995 (£15,495.00 for courses booked after 1 April 2017)
    Full time
    18 weeks

Contact us

  • Escape Studios West, Shepherds West, Rockley Road, W14 0DA
  • 0207 348 1920
  • admissions@escapestudios.com

Allyn Lawson

3D artist at The Mill

Having a passion for something and the constant opportunity to share it, enjoy it and buildupon it is the best thing about my job.