News

Our news stories highlight all the great things going on at Pearson College London, including our students’ achievements, so they’re a great way to keep up to date with life here.

  • Escape Studios announces UK’s first MA degree in Storyboarding and Pre-visualisation

    by Rachael Jones

    The industry’s first Storyboarding and Pre-Vis master’s degree course, developed with mentors Blue Zoo and The Third Floor, is launching in November 2019.

    Escape Studios has been offering short courses and postgraduate degrees since 2002 and now they’re launching the industry’s first specialised Storyboarding and Pre-visualisation master’s degree programme. The one-year, full-time MA programme was developed in collaboration with industry mentors including Blue Zoo Animation Studio and The Third Floor, and will provide students with a unique opportunity to learn industry-level skills while earning an internationally recognised academic qualification.

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  • Escape Studios Student Project, Home Sweet Home, Wins at the British Animation Film Festival

    by Rachael Jones

    Home Sweet Home is a third year student project about a group of sweets that get lost and try to make their way back to the sweet shop. The short film, Home Sweet Home, directed by students Maria Robertson, co-directed by Harry Pearson and produced by Maddison Gould, won against tough international competition to take home the top prize from the recent British Animation Film Festival for Best Student Animation.

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  • The VFX Festival 2019

    by Rachael Jones


    Escape Studios Presents The VFX Festival
    : An Exploration into New Trends, Technology and the Future of the Industry Framestore to present 'Avengers: End Game'; Epic Games, INITION, Media Monks, and SideFX join the 7th VFX Festival 2019 line up.

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  • Student BAFTA Awards 2019 - Escape Studios student work makes the shortlist!

    by Rachael Jones

    Congratulations to the makers of the animated short film "Jericho" as it has been selected for a 2019 Student BAFTA award. The short film is about a lonely robot that searches for pieces to build a mechanical friend.   The BAFTA Student Film Awards are an annual event celebrating the works of the next generation of talented and innovative filmmakers from around the globe. Three finalists will be chosen from the shortlist in each category, following 3 further rounds of voting by BAFTA members.

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  • Escape Studios Game Jam 2019

    by Rachael Jones

    The annual Escape Studios Game Jam is back! Now in its 4th year, the Game jam takes place over a weekend and students have just 2 days to create a game from scratch. The Game Jam was set up to drive collaboration with Escape Studios students, video game enthusiasts and a number of industry experts. The event is also a key opportunity to give back to the games and wider CG community by helping to promote creativity through video games. It is also a great opportunity for students to build new friendships, increase their self confidence and learn effective team skills.

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  • Pearson College London’s Enactus Team win The Rookie League at Nationals

    by Rachael Jones

    Enactus is a not-for-profit organisation that was set up to engage the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders to use innovation and business principles to improve the world. On the 8th and 9th April 2019, the top 32 Enactus teams from across the UK competed in the Enactus UK 2019 National Expo at ExCeL, London. The event was attended by 700 university students, 70 academics, and over 300 senior UK business leaders.

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  • Go global with Pearson Business School

    by Rachael Jones

    Pearson Business School offers subsidised study placements in Brazil or Italy as part of its degree programmes.

    Pearson Business School is launching a range of new bursaries starting with some exciting international study placements. We strongly believe in facilitating international cultural experiences at Pearson College London and there is no better way to stand out to future employers than gaining some international experience early on during your degree programme.

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