About the course

Motion Graphics is a craft that allows you to work across a range of creative industries, such as graphic design, advertising, animation, broadcasting, multimedia, games or film. Fast, flexible and fundamental learning in a growing specialist area of Motion Graphics, this course combines graphic design and audiovisuals to create a variety of media. 

What to expect

  • You’ll study in the evenings, this course will fit around work and other commitments. It is perfect for designers and artists, as well as anyone with a background in art and design and a working knowledge of Photoshop, including undergraduates, looking to expand into motion graphics.
  • During the course you’ll have masterclasses by seasoned industry professionals in specific areas such as Character Animation, VFX, Broadcast and Advertising. You’ll learn the keys of the industry from different professionals and also you will develop a practical exercise with each one.
  • You'll get hands-on training in both After Effects and Cinema 4D, from work methodology to animation. You’ll be job ready at the end of the course and also develop a strong visual showreel, so you’ll be able to demonstrate your newfound Motion Graphics skills to employers. 

  • 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 course is directed by JM Blay (PhD supported by Kyle Cooper) an independent director and motion designer with more than fifteen years in the industry. He’s worked for films like The Hobbit and Guardians of the Galaxy, for video games like Call of Duty Black Ops II, for TV channels like the BBC and for music videos for artists like Paul McCartney and Lily Allen. He’s also worked for clients such as NBC Universal, Paramount Pictures, Warner Bros, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Marvel, BBC, Sony, Nikon, Panasonic, Lenovo, Adidas, Adobe, Citi Bank and Activision among others. He has a PhD on Design in the speciality of Motion Graphics. Find out more about JM Blay.

Where can this course take me?

You can work in a variety of companies, from film production companies to advertising or marketing agencies as well as for small creative studios or start ups. In the film industry, you can work doing film titles, UI design, special  sequences or VFX.

You can be an in-house motion designer or a freelancer, the motion graphics industry is growing rapidly and studios will always be on the lookout for talented mograph artists. The industry is demanding more and more motion designers, people who can create those animations. From film production companies to advertising or marketing agencies as well as small creative studios, digital agencies or start ups, are demanding more and more that specific profile.

Why Escape Studios?

Escape Studios is Europe’s leading VFX academy and we’ve 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 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.

Student showreel

Course summary

    Escape Studios West
    3 October 2017 (Full)
    Part time (Tue and Thur 7pm - 10pm)
    12 weeks
    Aged 18 or over, a good understanding of written and spoken English

Please note: this course requires access to a 64-bit operating system.

Many employers were interested by the fact that I had studied at Escape Studios, it was an added bonus that I was also lucky enough to be selected to join course tutor, Thiago Maia’s, Cookie Studio for a 3 month internship.

Teresa Tang, Escape Studio Alumni

Meet your tutor

JM Blay
Head of Motion graphics