3D For Visual Effects

(Online Taster - 2 weeks)


Looking for a taster to find out if VFX is really for you? Then this course is perfect you. You’ll be able to find out what it’s like to work as a professional VFX artist and get a flavour of how we’ll teach you VFX online, if you decide to move onto our full 40-week 3D for Visual Effects online course.

Over 2 weeks, you’ll get a step-by-step introduction to 3D techniques such as creating simple geometry, UVs, texturing, bump maps, lighting, animation, basic compositing and rendering.

You’ll work with VFX software like Autodesk Maya and Adobe Photoshop and end the course by creating your very own VFX mini project!

Throughout the course, you’ll have access to online support as well as our online community, where you can share your work and talk to your fellow students. You’ll be shown how to upload your work to our online system and you’ll get feedback from our tutors.

As part of your project work, you’ll have the option to progress beyond what you’ve learnt and put your own individual stamp on it.

Best of all, you can study at a time to suit you so the course will fit around your other commitments.

Why Escape Studios?

Escape Studios is Europe’s leading 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. You’ll find Escapee Alumni behind many Oscar and Bafta nominated films, 100s of award-winning films and television shows and 1,000s of award-winning commercials. Our secret? Our intensive and fiercely vocational approach and a professional studio experience that trains VFX professionals to the latest industry standards.

The course also includes:

● Access to our unique Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) – where you’ll find step-by-step tutorials.

● Access to software including Maya, Photoshop and Nuke.

Entry requirements

You must be over 18 and have a good understanding of written and spoken English, and feel comfortable using a computer. A working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop would be an advantage.

How to apply

Book your taster course online here.

Please note: Bookings are non-refundable and non-exchangeable once purchased.

However, if you book on to one of our courses following your taster course, you’ll get your booking fee back.

Why not come and take a look?

We hold regular open days where you’ll be able to see our studios and find out more about us and the VFX industry. We’ll also show you examples of our students’ work and depending when you come, you may even hear from one of our industry partners.

Book a 1-2-1

Alternatively, if you cannot make it to our London studios, you can book a one-to-one advisory session over the phone or Skype with a member of our Admissions Team. To book your place, simply fill in the form here and we’ll be in touch to confirm your booking. We’ll also send you more information about what to expect on the day, and how to get here (if you're coming to the studio that is!).

Course Summary

  • LOCATION Escape Studios
  • STUDY MODE Online
  • FEES £25
  • START DATES March 11th, April 15th, May 13th 2015


Kathy Tsola

Online 3D Escape Studios graduate, Freelance CG Generalist

I was inspired to work in VFX because of my love of movies and computer games along with beinga computer geek since I was six! I am so lucky, I do what I love as my occupation! I love learning new things and getting better at VFX everyday.