Pearson College London and University of Kent announce new partnership

University of Kent

Pearson College London has announced that the University of Kent is to be its new validating partner for its university degree programmes:

• MA Game Art
• BA/ MArt The Art of Visual Effects
• BA/ MArt The Art of Video Games
• BA/ MArt The Art of Computer Animation

Delivered by Europe’s leading visual effects academy Escape Studios, part of Pearson College London, these degrees build on 13 years’ experience of producing industry ready talent by distilling the best working practices from the creative industries to create a truly unique experiential collaborative learning experience. Students build an in-depth understanding of their chosen field, with the experience, skills and industry insights to succeed in these fast moving sectors. The programmes have been developed with these leading industry professionals from award-winning games, animation and visual effects studios to ensure that students are part of the industry from day one:

• Paul Franklin (Visual Effects Supervisor, founder of Double Negative, Oscar winner)
• Tara Saunders (London Studio Art Manager, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe)
• Charlie Bayliss (Technical Director, Framestore)
• Hugo Sands (Animation Consultant/Producer)

Roxanne Stockwell, Principal for Pearson College London commented: “We were attracted to the University of Kent not simply because it is a top twenty university in the UK, but because of its impressive international standing with a strong tradition in teaching excellence. There is a great deal of synergy in terms of our institutional values and our approach to learning and teaching.”
The Pearson College London and University of Kent validation partnership will begin from the 2015/16 academic year.

Known as the UK’s European University, the University of Kent is ranked as a top 20 university in The Guardian University Guide 2016, is 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.

Professor Dame Julia Goodfellow, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kent said: “I am very pleased to be able to establish this new partnership with Pearson College London”.

Find out more about the programmes validated by the University of Kent:

MA Game Art
BA/ MArt The Art of Visual Effects
BA/ MArt The Art of Video Games
BA/ MArt The Art of Computer Animation