Now mentored by the award winning global studio ILM

About this course

There’s a strong focus on creating a heavyweight technical showreel, so you’ll have everything you need to impress studios and compete for coveted, entry-level compositing jobs, such as a rotoscoping and prep artist. 

This course is perfect if you want to take your skills to a more technical level, whether you’re an aspiring compositing professional, a professional filmmaker looking to enhance your projects, or a student or graduate preparing for the job market. It will also suit 3D visual effects (VFX) artists wanting to boost their skills or move into 2D, plus students from a creative or technical background, keen to change career and get into VFX.

What to expect

If you're joining us on the 25th May, you'll benefit from:

  • Two feedback sessions from the award winning studio ILM.
  • This is your chance to get feedback on your showreel from the globabl studio behind Star Wars: Rogue One, The Revenant, Pacific Rim and Avatar.

You'll 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.

Our tutors are top industry professionals and you’ll also be mentored by our industry partners who include Moving Picture Company (MPC), The Mill, Framestore, BlueBolt, Electric Theatre Collective (ETC), Jellyfish and Glassworks. They’ll help mentor you- giving you direct feedback on your assignments and advice on creating a great shot for your showreel.

They’ll also give you tours around their facilities, so you can see a working VFX studio in action and talk to professionals about their roles and what it’s like working in the industry. Our industry partners are among the people you want to work for in the future, so who better to give you this valuable know-how? Our graduates tell us it’s our impressive industry connections that help bridge the gap between study and that all-important first job.

Why Escape Studios?

Escape Studios have been part of Pearson College London since 2013. Though 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 across 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
    25 May 2017
    Full time
    18 weeks

Meet your tutor

Allar Kaasik
Compositing Tutor

Davi Stein
Head of 2D