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2D Character Design (4 weeks)

Characters form the central part of any creative project and with this summer course you can learn how to bring your imagination to life.

We've created this course with leading professionals, including Vince Woodcock, who was a Character Designer on animated hits such as Space Jam and the Tigger Movie. Over 4 weeks you will learn the art and craft of 2D character design - from understanding how great characters are formed to creating your own vision.

Following the course, there will also be an 4 week period of online mentoring, in which students can polish their skills in a virtual classroom and receive ongoing feedback and support.

  • Location: Midtown Campus
  • Start dates: TBC
  • Tuition fees: £2,000
  • Mode of study: Daytime (full-time)
    Monday-Friday 10am-5pm, plus additional 4 weeks of online mentoring.
  • Programme duration: 4 weeks
  • Entry requirements: Aged 18 or over, a good understanding of written and spoken English

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2D Character Design (4 weeks) | Short courses | Escape Studios

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2D Character Design (4 weeks) | Short courses | Escape Studios

Industry partners

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

We work alongside an impressive list of VFX, Games and Animation studios including Framestore, Blue Zoo, MPC, Jellyfish Pictures, 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 in many of the studios including Pixar, MPC, Industrial Light & Magic, DNEG, Rockstar Games and Electric Theatre Collective.

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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