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BA (Honours)/MArt The Art of Visual Effects (Integrated Masters)

We've been developing VFX talent since 2002 and we've helped thousands of students break into the industry. 

Do you dream of working in the Visual Effects (VFX) industry on the latest commercial or next blockbuster? Our course is perfect for those looking to gain knowledge of 3D VFX and Compositing, the degree will provide you with the professional skills that the industry is looking for or even to start your own studio.

Learn to be a creative artist from day one - working in industry-style studio’s 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 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: I702 (BA) I703 (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 Double Negative (the VFX company behind films such as Interstellar and the Dark Knight Trilogy), and Framestore (VFX for films such as Paddington, Dr Strange and Oscar-winning Gravity).

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 professionals.

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.

As soon as I entered the building I knew Escape was where I wanted to be. People understood where I was coming from and had a fantastic relationship with the industry. I left with a showreel that was so diverse – filled with all the technical skills that the industry is looking for.

Grant Walker, Technical Director at Framestore Commercials

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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