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MA Visual Effects Production (3D Route)

This course is perfect…

  • If you’re serious about getting the skills for your first job as a Visual Effects artist
  • If you’re ready to learn state of the art 3D production technologies
  • For people who want to gain a vocational understanding of VFX alongside the theoretical
  • For people who want to learn the possibilities of the software and the 3D production process
  • If you have a good grasp of the English language (IELTS level 6.0 or equivalent is required)
  • Want to find out more? Book a 1-2-1 with our admissions team now

Course Includes

  • Free online primer course before you start studying - so your foundation skills are up to speed
  • Access to our VLE system where you will be able to access additional resources to supplement your training throughout the duration of the course and 12 months of free access after completing the course
  • Escapee Aftercare and career support
  • Help and advice on your CV, showreel and job applications
  • Free Autodesk Software upon registration to the Autodesk Education Community - full details included with course welcome information
  • 18 weeks of classroom study followed by 12 weeks of remotely directed learning and a 15 week remotely directed final project

Course Details

London, UK
Full-time Mon – Fri, 10am - 5pm
11 Months
Start Dates:
  • September 29th 2014
  • January 14th 2015
  • April 16th 2015
Maya, Photoshop, Mudbox, 3D Equalizer, Nuke, Matchmover, Houdini

An MA in 3D in Visual Effects

Please contact our Admissions team for more information on the course and how to apply.

Want to create mind-blowing effects, the kind that leave audiences in awe? Are you serious about kick-starting your career in visual effects? With our MA qualification in 3D for visual effects you’ll learn how.

We've teamed up with the University of Bradford to create a course that goes beyond even our regular 3D for visual effects training programme. Combining the exceptional level of Escape tuition with a fully accredited formal MA qualification, that offers you the highest level of theoretical knowledge and practical, vocational training to help you secure your first job in the VFX industry.

With 3D VFX you can create something out of nothing, making the impossible possible. From cinema to music videos and television production, visual effects are everywhere. Modelling, texturing, lighting, tracking and rendering - these are every 3D artists' mantra and are the skills you’ll learn on this course. Although, unlike our 12-week course, you’ll be asked to take this a step further and demonstrate advanced knowledge of 3D VFX production technologies and their use in a production environment.

During this 11 month course you will learn a range of complex 3D VFX techniques and submit five assignments which will be reviewed by both your Escape tutors and the University of Bradford. For each assignment you will be required to produce a final piece of project work and a supporting report which documents your work. Throughout the course you’ll be asked to demonstrate advanced knowledge of 3D VFX production technologies and their use in a production environment. But don't worry, you'll receive all the training and knowledge you need from us here at our state of the art studios!

On successful completion of the course you will be awarded a University of Bradford MA in 3D visual effects. So if you’re looking for a course that offers you both the practical skills you need to secure a job in the industry and a formal university qualification, look no further. As with all our courses, you also have access to the legendary Escape Studios industry knowledge, connections and aftercare.




MA Visual Effects Production (3D route)

- Unit title



3D Foundation



Visual Effects



3D Visual Effects Tools and Techniques



2D Visual Effects Tools and Techniques



Advanced 3D for Visual Effects



Visual Effects Project



Visual Effects Production Project


*Please note this course requires access to a 64 bit Operating system

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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


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 Days or Online Tours.