About this course

An opportunity to study part-time where you will learn all the basics, you'll get to produce a piece for your showreel.

This course will give you a comprehensive foundation in 3D modelling, texturing and lighting inside Autodesk Maya, so it’s perfect for aspiring 3D artists looking to kick-start their career in the visual effects (VFX) industry.

Best of all, it will fit around your day job or other commitments.

This course will provide you with the core skills, providing a foundation for a future career in visual effects, including specialisms such as modelling and texturing. You’ll learn real-world VFX production skills and best practice techniques, and gain Autodesk Maya training – for the best possible start to reaching your dream career in VFX.

Autodesk Maya is used to create everything from the fantastic effects you see in Hollywood blockbusters to the animation in major game series. Through step-by-step tuition and genuine production examples, we’ll introduce you to Maya’s capabilities, workflows and interface, as well as the key 3D techniques you’ll need to become a 3D professional.

After completing 3D Foundation, you’ll be eligible to advance your 3D skills and enrol on our 3D for Visual Effects part-time evening course.

Our tutors are top industry professionals, so you’ll be taught by the best in the business whether you’re a student or graduate 3D artist preparing for the job market, or from a creative or technical background, keen to change career and get into VFX.

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.

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Course summary

  • LOCATION
    Escape Studios West
  • COURSE START DATES
    6 March 2017
    16 October 2017
  • TUITION FEES
    £4,750
  • MODE OF STUDY
    Part time (Evenings: Mon and Wed 7-10pm)
  • PROGRAMME DURATION
    30 weeks
  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
    Aged 18 or over, a good understanding of written and spoken English

Contact us

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

Charlie Bayliss

Head of 3D, Partizan

“I studied Maya at Escape Studios and have now gone on to set up a 3D department for Partizan. It gave me a really firm understanding of what the software was capable of and I’ve never looked back since, I was hooked.”