Live online learning

Please note that our evening courses will be running live online in 2021 as access to our campus is limited in line with government guidance. For more information, please visit our live online learning page or contact our Admissions team.

2D Character Design (Evening - 8 weeks)

Whilst our campus is currently closed following government measures, we will be running the October intake of this course online. Please see below for details and contact our Admissions team for further information.

Do you want to make your characters come to life?

2D Character Design is one of the most rewarding parts of our industry and also one of the most competitive. As with everything we do here at Escape, the class will build up to a live industry brief.

Students will attend an online evening class one night a week, and will be set simple projects to do, and more complex ones to complete by the following week. Following the course, there will also be an 8 week period of online mentoring, in which students can polish their skills and receive ongoing feedback and support. See below for the online course requirements.

The course has been designed after consultation with industry, with individual classes being delivered by character designers working in the animation industry, such as the very talented Andrea Torrejón.

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  • Location: Live online
  • Start dates: 10 May 2021
  • Tuition fees: £796
  • Mode of study: Part time (Monday Evening: 7pm - 10pm)
  • Programme duration: 8 weeks, plus 8 weeks of online mentoring
  • Entry requirements: Aged 18 or over, a good understanding of written and spoken English

Online course requirements

Why choose this course

Module information

How to apply

Where will this get me?

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Meet our tutors

Our tutors have all sculpted their own careers in successful studios in the industry and are now sharing their expertise in the classroom. Packed with everything from Thor: Ragnarok, Black Mirror and Black Panther to the original Lion King and multiple PlayStation titles, their CVs don't get much cooler! They know exactly what skills you need – teaching you real-world tips and tricks, as well as the latest industry software and techniques to kick-start your career.

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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?

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

  • Industry-experienced tutors. Our tutors have worked at studios including DNEG, Walt Disney AnimationEARebellion and Framestore and their credits include Captain AmericaBlack 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 Unreal EngineAutodesk or Houdini.
  • State-of-the-art 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 DNEGFramestore 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 alumnus