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BA (Honours)/MArt The Art of Computer Animation (Integrated Masters)

Breathe life into characters and creatures, and create entertaining performances for the world to enjoy.

Do you dream of working in the animation industry or even starting your own studio? Advancements in technology and the boom of the VFX industry have made computer animation one of the fastest growing careers. Our animation degree has been developed in collaboration with top practitioners to provide you both the professional skills and knowledge that the industry is looking for.

Bring your characters to life from day one - working in industry-style studios using the latest tools and techniques and working as part of a team on high quality creative projects. You'll have intensive, hands-on tutorials with industry-trained tutors, who alongside practising animation professionals will provide regular feedback on your work.

You'll graduate studio ready with a professional portfolio of work to show employers and a degree validated by the University of Kent - known as the UK's European University, it is ranked 23rd in The Guardian University Guide 2017.

  • UCAS code: I700 (BA) I701 (MArt)
  • Institution code: P34
  • Location: MidTown campus
  • Start date: September 2019
  • Tuition fees: £9,000* (less fee waiver)
  • Mode of study: Full time
  • Programme duration: BA 3 years, MArt 4 years
  • Entry requirements: Creative portfolio and Creative Workshop

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This programme has been developed in collaboration with experienced industry leaders such as cutting-edge visual effects specialists Double Negative and Framestore, industry expert Hugo Sands (independent animation consultant, producer and manager) and advisory board member Tara Saunders (London Studio Art Manager at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe).

Our industry partners influence everything we do. You’ll have regular contact with the industry, from master classes given by leading professionals to industry-defined creative briefs and regular feedback from industry experts. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend industry talks, as well as events aimed at helping you network with studios, talk to recruiters and showcase your showreel.

The reason I decided to choose Escape Studios over the other universities I had researched was that they were the only university that seemed to focus more on our outcome after we graduate. I realised this by their enthusiasm with industry-focused training and their industry partners.

Shanae Bedford, VFX student

Why Escape Studios?

You'll study at the heart of London's creative scene in our state of the art industry-style facilities using professional tools and techniques so you'll get a taste of what it's like to work in the industry. Each studio is fitted out with HP Z640 workstations (which boast 32GB of RAM and Nvidia Quadro M4000 graphics cards!).

Our tutors are experts and have all worked in successful studios. Packed with everything from The Dark Knight to Harry Potter and multiple PlayStation titles, their CVs don't get much cooler!

Through our industry events you'll learn first-hand from some of the most creative and influential names in the industry, such as Stuart Penn (VFX Supervisor at Framestore) and Eamonn Butler (Head of Cinesite Animation Division at Cinesite).

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