About the course

If you’ve ever dreamed of becoming a visual effects (VFX) artist, studying on our Compositing for VFX Part-Time Evening course is the perfect way to kick-start your career.

The building blocks of 2D techniques, learn the skills you need to start developing your talent, and become job ready. The course follows the same principles as our Compositing for Visual Effects full-time course and you’ll learn the software and multitude of techniques involved in compositing. Best of all, you’ll be able to balance your evening classes with your day job.

  • You’ll gain real-world VFX production skills, including industry-recognised Nuke training, so you’ll have everything you need to apply for entry-level compositing jobs, such as a rotoscoping and paint artist.
  • You’ll get hands-on training from industry professionals who’ve come from leading VFX studios and learn the fundamentals of compositing for VFX, including rotoscoping, rig removal, paint prep techniques, colour balance, mastering 2D/planar tracking and how to create detailed keys of a shot, working inside Nuke, the industry’s favourite VFX compositing tool.
  • You’ll also work with Nuke’s 3D projection system, camera tracking and learn how to integrate CG render passes into live action backplates. Quite a lot to fit into just 5 months!

Upon completion of the Compositing for VFX Part-Time Evening course, 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.

The Compositing for VFX Part-Time Evening course will also help you to create a showreel that you can use as a portfolio of work to show employers.

Compositors are the masters of make-believe, responsible for creating the illusion of reality. They compose the final image in a VFX or motion picture sequence, creating VFX that make the impossible, possible! Without them, we’d all be looking at the wires that support actors during action sequences, or shots lacking in atmosphere or composition.

As a compositor, you’re the person who makes sure the shot meets the artistic brief set by the director. You’ll look at the finer detail and check everything looks right in the scene, and if not, why not?

Why Escape Studios?

Escape Studios has been part of Pearson College London since 2013. 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

  • LOCATION
    Escape Studios West
  • COURSE START DATES
    14 March 2017
    30 May 2017
  • TUITION FEES
    £3,750
  • MODE OF STUDY
    Part time (Evenings)
  • PROGRAMME DURATION
    20 weeks
  • ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
    Aged 18 or over, a good understanding of written and spoken English

Contact us

  • Escape Studios West, Shepherds West, Rockley Road, W14 0DA
  • 0207 348 1920
  • admissions@escapestudios.com

David Robinson

Visualhouse London

I’d always been fascinated by effects in films so after being a stay-at-home dad for a number of years I decided to go for it and change career. I’d advise anyone thinking of becoming a VFX professional to research the various roles and then choose which part of the pipeline you find the most interesting.