Now mentored by award-winning creative studio MPC Advertising 

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. 

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.

What to expect

If you're joining this course and starting on 7th July you will benefit from:

  • A presentation from MPC advertising at their central London studios 
  • Two feedback sessions on your work, two artists from MPC advertising will visit you at Escape Studios to provide invalubale critique.

MPC Advertising is a creative studio that crafts spectacular visual experiences in any space, on any screen.  Renowned for adding visual wonder and creative expertise to the advertising, film and entertainment industries, the team’s broad range of skill-sets provide a multitude of creative solutions, including concept design, pre-vis, shoot supervision, 2D compositing, 3D/CG effects, animation, motion design, software development, VR/AR projects, digital & experiential production, colour grading for advertising and any combination of these services.

Some recent projects include brand campaigns for clients such as John Lewis, Channel 4, Kohl’s, Samsung, PlayStation, Coca-Cola, and Dell.

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 (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
    7 July 2017
    2 October 2017
    Full time
    18 weeks


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

Allyn Lawson, 3D artist The Mill

Meet your tutor

Daniel Shutt
3D Tutor