*NEW** Get free access to the online 'Introduction to Maya' taster when you book for a 3D taster


Want to get a practical insight into what it’s like to work in visual effects (VFX)? Know nothing about the industry but have a real interest in finding out? If so, our one-day 3D for Visual Effects Taster Day is perfect for you.

The ideal way to discover if a career in VFX is for you, with a small commitment, you’ll be able to find out more about the art of compositing and what it’s like working as a professional, whilst getting an introduction to our courses and tutors. Best of all, we’ll even give you advice to turn your passion into a full-time career.

Your 3D for Visual Effects Taster Day will take place at our state-of-the-art, studio-style facilities in London and you’ll get a hands-on introduction to the software and hardware used by industry professionals.

Working with tools such as Autodesk Maya and Adobe Photoshop, we’ll also introduce you to 3D VFX techniques such as creating simple geometry, UVs, texturing, bump maps, lighting, basic compositing and rendering.

You’ll even work on a project from start to finish, from an empty scene file to creating a finished VFX shot. Plus, time permitting, we’ll render and composite the final sequence in NUKE, working together as a team.

Our one-day 3D for Visual Effects Taster Day is a great way to experience life as a student here first-hand including how you’ll learn if you sign up to one of our courses and most importantly, how studying here can help you get that essential showreel to work in the industry.

Why Escape Studios?

Escape Studios is Europe’s leading VFX academy and we’ve been part of Pearson College London since 2013. Though we originally sprang into life in 2002, to solve the industry’s lack of 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 (including recent hits like Interstellar and Gravity), 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.


● Access to our unique Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) – where you’ll find step-by-step tutorials.

● Access to software including Maya, Photoshop and Nuke.

● Lunch with our Admissions Team

● Free coffee all day from our breakout space :)

Entry requirements

You must be over 18 and have a good understanding of written and spoken English, and feel comfortable using a computer. A working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop would be an advantage.

How to apply

Book your taster course online here.

Please note: Bookings are non-refundable and non-exchangeable once purchased. However, if you book on to one of our courses following your taster course, you’ll get your booking fee back.

Why not come and take a look?

We hold regular open days where you’ll be able to see our studios and find out more about us and the VFX industry. We’ll also show you examples of our students’ work and depending when you come, you may even hear from one of our industry partners.

Book a 1-2-1

Alternatively, if you cannot make it to our London studios, you can book a one-to-one advisory session over the phone or Skype with a member of our Admissions Team. Book your place and find out more- we’ll be in touch to confirm your booking. We’ll also send you more information about what to expect on the day, and how to get here.

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Course summary

    Escape Studios West
    26 January 2017
    23 February 2017
    Full time (9:30am - 5:00pm)
    1 day

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