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Please note that our daytime courses will be running in 2021 with options for both live online learning and face-to-face learning (when allowed by government guidelines), to allow us to accommodate for everyone's specific needs, and everyone's safety, as we apply social distancing measures in line with government guidance. For more information, please visit our live online learning page or contact our Admissions team.

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

Why choose this course

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Meet us

For a one-to-one chat or a personal tour of our industry-like studios, contact our Admissions team.

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.

Find out more about our industry partners

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Why Escape Studios?

  • Our tutors have worked in the industry and have been hand-picked from successful studios; they teach real-world tips and tricks learnt from on-the-job experience
  • You'll work in an industry-style studio from day one, so you'll get a taste of what it's like to work in industry
  • Our industry partners include Framestore, The Mill, MPC, DNEG, Cinesite, Electric Theatre Collective and Jellyfish Pictures (to name just a few!)
  • Our industry partners help to design, develop and deliver our courses and they influence everything we do, so you'll benefit from up-to-the-minute knowledge and experience
  • You'll study at the heart of London's creative scene, so our state of the art facilities are the perfect place to kick-start your career

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