About this course

Polish off your technical ability with our Advanced Compositing for VFX course! Better yet, this course is now mentored by award winning studio The Mill so you'll graduate truly job ready. You'll develop a rigorous ground knowledge in all compositing fundamentals, plus advanced, technical Nuke and stereoscopic skills.

If you're joining this course and starting on 27th February 2017, you'll benefit from:

  • a visit to The Mill on your first day, where they will tell you about the mentoring scheme they’ll be providing for this course
  • one classroom feedback and mentoring session provided by 2D Artist from The Mill
  • a final review session with The Mill recruiters and recruiters from other post-production companies, so you can present your showreel and receive feedback.

The Mill is a world-leading global content creation studio with a talented, which for over 26 years has collaborated with clients to bring brave ideas to life across VFX, digital and design projects for the advertising, games and music industries.

The Mill prides itself on forming partnerships with the world's best agencies, ground-breaking directors, creative companies and visionary brands built on creative excellence and cutting-edge technologies.

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.

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
    27 February 2017
    25 May 2017
    £14,995 (£15,495 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