About Us

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About Us

Escape to the VFX career of your dreams

ESCAPE STUDIOS is Europe's premier visual effects academy with 12 years specialised experience in creating world-class, studio-ready talent. 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 VFX spectrum. 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.

We offer training in 3D for Visual Effects and Compositing for Visual effects.

In 2013 ESCAPE became part of Pearson College, a higher education college specialising in industry-focused education. Pearson College is part of Pearson, a leading FTSE 100 company and home to iconic brands such as the Financial Times and Penguin. Pearson College's dedication to provide degrees focused on teaching industry relevant skills and knowledge as well as Pearson's history, background and global expertise in education, make them the ideal partners to help Escape in our role of educating the next generation of pioneers for this dynamic and creative industry. You can find more about Pearson College's Mission and Values here.

Did you know?
Escape was born in 2002 with a singular vision; to solve the Industry’s lack of educated ‘studio-ready’ talent. Since then, we’ve graduated over 4000 escapees. Escapee Alumni works in every facet of the Visual Effects Industry working on;

  • VFX Oscar & Bafta Winning Films
  • 100's of Award Winning Films and Television shows
  • 1000's of Award winning commercials

Take a look around:

The Best in the Business

Our tutors are industry professionals at the top of their game. But it's not just about that. They LOVE VFX. Live for it. And that’s reflected in the way our courses are taught. If we don't see one of our tutors bursting out of a classroom to demonstrate something - then we're not at Escape Studios. Their real skill is drawing the raw passion from students and turning it into a practical skillset. It's why most of our students keep in touch with their tutors. It's not just a class, it becomes family. Why not tune into one of our free tutor webinars and find out for yourself?

Our tutors know what it takes to make a VFX artist, most have been doing it for over a decade. From working on The Dark Knight, Harry Potter, Angels & Daemons even the original old-school X-Files effects - their CV's don't get much cooler. Teaching real-world tips & tricks learned from on the job experience, they draw on their industry expertise and contacts to guide you through your programme of study. And they make it fun too. Meet them and you’ll know.

With Escape Every Step of the Way

Our Industry Partners and Advisor's influence everything we do. From the curriculum we teach, to the free webinars we deliver. Our partners include The Mill, Framestore, BlueBolt, MPC, Glassworks and many more. We run visits for our students to have their work critiqued by some of the biggest names in the industry. Recently we took a whole bunch of students to The Mill for a behind the scenes glimpse of life as a VFX Artist - needless to say it went down a storm. But that's how we like to work. It's important to us that our curriculum stay as current as possible and you get the best from our course.  

As part of Escape's 2012 VFX Festival, we coordinated an industry panel event involving the biggest movers and shakers in the industry - from Framestore's Sir William Sargent to Pat Joseph at The Mill. Wired Magazine covered the event - you can check out the article here

See which courses will be mentored by our Industry Partners

Open Days

Open days

Our open days often feature guest industry speakers, so you can get a real insight into what life is like as a VFX Artist. Watch this space for more information on when our next industry guest will be joining us and also when our next Open Days will be taking place. If you'd prefer a more personal experience, you can also attend our studios for a 1-2-1 meeting with a member of our admissions team, just click here to book a 1-2-1 session.

Join us at our London campus to:

  • Learn about the specialised jobs in VFX and Compositing
  • Understand the course options which suit you
  • Be a fly-on-the-wall in one of our classroom courses
  • Review successful student reels
  • Understand what skills you need to become studio-ready
  • Learn about student perks and soak up the atmosphere

 

- Next open day: 03/9/14

Guest speaker at this open day is Eamonn Butler, Animation Director at Cinesite. Discover how Eamonn started as a traditional animator before switching to VFX.

 

Online Virtual Learning Environment Tour


If you are thinking about studying Visual Effects online, then why not arrange for an Online VLE (Virtual Learning Environment) Tour?

The purpose of the Online VLE Video Tour is to demonstrate how students use our Unique VLE system to study 3D or Compositing for VFX online. If this is something you're interested in, fill out the form to the right and select 'Online Virtual Tour' and then 'Online Tour - any date' and we'll be in touch with a link to our Online VLE Tour video.

Please email admissions@escapestudios.com if you need more information about our Open Day/Online Tours.