Character Creation for Games and VFX (6 weeks)

Spend your summer creating your own character and bringing them to life! Over 6 weeks, you’ll design, model, texture, rig and animate your own character.

You’ll explore different character design techniques, create 3D models using Maya and then paint and texture your character to give it a distinct look. Finally, you’ll breathe life into your creation through rigging and animation.

This course is designed for beginners and we will take you through every stage of the process. We use automated processes within Maya to simplify the workflow so you can create a masterpiece in a short period.

  • Location: London campus
  • Start dates: TBC
  • Tuition fees: £4,995
  • Mode of study: Daytime (full-time) Monday - Friday 10am - 5pm *no teaching will take place on bank holiday Monday
  • Programme duration: 6 weeks
  • Entry requirements: Aged 18 or over, a good understanding of written and spoken English. A working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop would be an advantage.

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Get a hands-on feel for what it's like to study with us by joining one of our online or on-campus practical sessions.

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Meet our tutors

Michael Davies is 3D Artist who has worked at leading studios including DNEG, Industrial Light & Magic and Prime Focus.

He brings his experience of working on VFX blockbuster films such as Batman vs Superman, Doctor Strange and Thor Ragnarok to Escape Studios.

Find out more about Mike on Alex William's animation blog

Industry Partners

Industry partners and advisors influence everything we do, from the curriculum we teach and how it's delivered to our webinars and events.

We work alongside an impressive list of VFX, Games and Animation studios including Industrial Light & MagicFramestore, Blue Zoo, MPC, Jellyfish Pictures, PlayStation London Studio and Creative Assembly and many more across all our courses at Escape Studios.

With exclusive professional feedback, intensive software training and much more, our industry-led courses give you up-to-the-minute, inspirational knowledge and experience, tailored to the work you’re passionate about. Our Escape Studios alumni (Escapees) can be found working at a variety of studios including Pixar, MPC, Industrial Light & Magic, DNEG, Rockstar Games and Electric Theatre Collective.

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Why Escape Studios?

Why Escape Studios?

Learn industry-relevant techniques from the experts, in a studio-like environment.

  • Studio-experienced tutors. Our tutors have worked at studios including DNEG, Walt Disney Animation, EA, Rebellion and Framestore and their credits include Captain America, Black Mirror and Bond: Spectre. They speak at international conferences, like B’Ars (Spain) and VIEW Conference (Italy), write for industry-recognised blog Befores&Afters, and are authorised trainers for software like UnrealEngine, Autodesk or Houdini.
  • Industry-standard facilities. Our central London campus is surrounded by world-leading studios and fully equipped with high-end hardware and the latest software.
  • Industry partners. Our studio partners, including DNEG, Framestore and PlayStation London Studio, help design and develop our courses to make sure that what we teach is relevant to the current industry practices. You’ll also have access to events and webinars ran by our Student Experience team with industry speakers.

Specifically doing the animation course helped fast track my Maya skillset to allow me to apply for a greater variation of jobs. I now regularly work in both 2D and 3D allowing me to be more versatile.

Richard Jeffery, 3D Animation student