Escape Studios - ABOUT US

Welcome to Escape Studios – The Visual Effects Academy.

We take students with raw talent and big aspirations and shape them into the finished article demanded by today’s world-leading studios.

Between our accelerated classroom training at our London campus, and our online programmes, we’ve graduated thousands of students worldwide and helped them to enter careers that span the entire creative spectrum by making the most of our specialised experience in creating world-class, studio-ready talent.  

If you commit the time, passion, and hard work necessary, we promise an unparalleled, industry-focused training experience. It’s all based on six fundamentals we call ESCAPISM.

We’ll help you Escape to the Career of your dreams

Bold words, but they are also true. Our number one priority and the guiding mission in everything that we do - from intensive training programs and career counseling, through to industry community immersion - is all to help students prepare for and land great jobs in the dynamic creative industries of VFX, animation and games..

We’ll make you studio ready

Our curriculum, facilities, and methodology - in fact every aspect of our learning experience - is designed to mimic the very latest professional studio practices. Our graduates are ready to hit-the-ground-running on day one of employment. We’ll teach you through hands-on high intensity training. Students absorb the complexity of their creative field far more effectively through intense practical application.

By using a combination of intimate classroom (or online) training, rigorous practical challenges, and lots of one-on-one tutor time, our students leave with up-to-the-minute knowledge that sticks.

We’ll immerse you in the latest industry knowledge 

Our faculty, guest tutors, and advisory board all hail from some of the best studios and most amazing productions in the industry. Combine that with our close ties to software manufacturers, world-leading studios, and a host of industry luminaries, and it means you'll enjoy a cutting-edge industry culture and knowledge-pool that is second to none.

Working in close partnership with software manufacturers and world-leading studios, Escape’s intensive and fiercely vocational approach recreates the professional studio experience to train to the latest industry-standards.  

Our professional 18-week courses are mentored by industry partners such as MPC, The Mill, Framestore, BlueBolt and Glassworks, to name but a few. We’ll transform you into a visual junkie. From the sublimely aesthetic to the technically audacious, and everything in between, our culture bleeds passion for the art and science of visual effects. No matter where you are when you start with us, you'll graduate with visual adrenaline running through your veins.

We’ll induct you into our vibrant Alumni community

Every graduating student is welcomed into our Alumni network, a global and connected community of over 2000 people, that are working in every facet of the Visual Effects industry including VFX Oscar & Bafta winning films such as Interstellar, Gravity and Guardians of the Galaxy, through to hundreds of award winning films and television shows and thousands of award winning commercials.

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