Escape Studios is Europe’s leading visual effects (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, and we can help you do the same.  

All our short courses are strongly vocational, designed to give you a professional studio experience and train you to the latest industry standards, so you’ll start developing your career from day one. We also offer a Aftercare Support package, for a whole 12 months after your course ends. Our Admission Team will be happy to advise you if the Aftercare Support package is included in the course you selected.

Escape Studios Aftercare Support

Our Aftercare Support package includes:  

  • Two showreel clinics led by an Escape Studios tutor held in small groups of students
  • Advice and templates to help you create and develop a professional, industry-standard CV, covering letter and showreel
  • Job application support and advice
  • Studio access during the evenings for 12 months after your course finishes
  • Access to online resources for 12 months after your course finishes
  • Access to any entry and junior-level jobs posted on our social media channels

Showreel Clinics

The clinics are an opportunity for you to get constructive feedback on your showreel, from a tutor and your fellow students. Each clinic includes a maximum of four to six students so they’re very personal and focused, and during the session, you’ll have your showreel individually assessed, in terms of the quality of the shots you are presenting along with the type of editing applied.

After each session, we’ll give you a brief report, which lists all improvements to be made before your next appointment. At your second visit, the tutor will determine whether your showreel is ready to be used for job applications.

Our showreel clinics take place regularly at Escape Studios, and if you are unable to attend in person, your showreel will be reviewed as normal with the summary report sent to you directly.

Email the Aftercare Support to book a showreel clinic.

Showreel Guidelines

Along with the Showreel clinics, we’ll also provide you with our showreel guidelines, to guide you to produce an effective, finely tuned demoreel to the latest industry standards.

CV Advice and Template

We’ll give you a template to help you produce a professional, industry-standard CV, showing you the sections and information you need to include. Once you’ve created your CV and covering letter, you are very welcome to contact our Aftercare Team, and receive their feedback about any improvements you could make. You are encouraged to chose the way you would like to receive your feedback such as a face-to-face chat, via email or over the phone.

Studio Access

Escape Studios is open during the evenings from Monday to Thursday and you’re welcome to book a seat to work on your showreel, for all the duration of your Aftercare Support. This is subject to availability.

Recruitment Support

We’ll let you know the best places to search for jobs and give you all the support we can, to help you develop your career.  

Once an Escapee, always an Escapee

We welcome all our graduating students into our Escapee Alumni, a vibrant, well-connected, global community of over 2,000 Escapees, working throughout the VFX industry. Bonded by a passion for VFX and your Escape Studios experience, our alumni are highly respected creative professionals and continue to socialise, network and collaborate as their individual careers grow. You’ll find Escapees in many of the world’s top VFX studios, behind many Oscar and BAFTA-nominated films, 100s of award-winning films and television shows and 1,000s of award-winning commercials. Why not inspire yourself by reading some of our amazing alumni success stories and get ready to follow in their footsteps!