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About the course

You'll be learning from the pro's, use current industry-standard software and learn all the techniques needed to have a successful career in the industry. You'll also work in teams to emulate working in industry.

Do you dream of working in the Visual Effects (VFX) industry or even starting your own studio? This programme will give you the advanced skills and knowledge you’ll need, in both compositing and 3D. Best of all, it’s been developed in collaboration with top VFX studios, so it will help you become the kind of professional the industry is looking for.

What to expect

  • You’ll work in a studio environment that mirrors current industry practice from day one, using professional tools and techniques, giving you a true taste of life in the workplace.
  • Throughout the programme, you’ll work as part of a team on creative projects that will grow in size and complexity over time, learning key skills that will help you deliver high quality projects in a studio environment. You’ll quickly become immersed in the VFX world, understanding its tools, tricks and practices and feeling part of this exciting industry.
  • You’ll have intensive, hands-on tutorials with industry-trained tutors, to help you learn essential skills and industry knowledge, plus regular feedback on your work from VFX practitioners. Our tutors are all top industry professionals, so you’ll be taught by the best in the business. They know how to turn your passion for VFX, into a practical, studio-ready skillset.
  • By your third year, you’ll be working in a team just like a fully functioning independent studio, and if you decide to stay on for your fourth year, you’ll also learn about becoming an entrepreneur and develop the skills to start your own studio.

    Either way, you’ll already feel part of the industry when you graduate, and be ready to help shape its future. We’ll also help you to create a professional portfolio of work to show employers, developed with advice and feedback from your tutors, mentors and industry professionals.
  • You'll graduate with a degree from the University of Kent. Known as the UK’s European University, the University of Kent is ranked 23rd in The Guardian University Guide 2017, it is also ranked 17th in the UK for research intensity out of 122 multi-faculty universities in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) and has the fifth equal highest score for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS) 2015, out of 115 multi-faculty institutions. It has also been voted one of the top five universities for teaching in the UK, according to the Times Higher Education (THE).
  • We’ll also help you to create a professional portfolio of work to show employers, developed with advice and feedback from your tutors, mentors and industry professionals. 

This course will be delivered at Escape MidTown, 190 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7BH

Why study at Escape Studios?

  • Learn from award-winning industry professionals and experienced industry-focused tutors; our tutors have not only been behind some of the best new talent in their field, but have an impressive array of achievements from their time practicing what they preach
  • State-of-the-art, studio-style facilities in a great London location
  • Ongoing alumni support following graduation - our 4000+ alumni are spread far and wide enjoying careers at the best studios in the business
  • Access Escape's Virtual Learning Environment for free extra resources to support your training
  • Get help and advice on your CV, showreel and job applications
  • Our small class sizes ensure that we deliver a personalised, student-led approach to learning
  • Sign up for free Autodesk software when you join our Autodesk Education Community

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

Course summary

    I702 (BA) I703 (MArt)
    Escape Studios MidTown
    September 2018
    £9,000 p.a (See fee waiver)
    Full time
    BA 3 years, MArt 4 years
    Creative portfolio and Creative Workshop

Validated by:

University of Kent

Meet your tutor

Mark Spevick
Head of 3D