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MA Visual Effects Production (3D Route)

This course is perfect…

  • For anyone who already holds an Undergraduate degree (or the equivalent) qualification
  • 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:
  • February 23rd 2015
  • September 30th 2015
Maya, Photoshop, Mudbox, 3D Equalizer, Nuke, 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 next open day will be at 9:30am on March 18th

At the Open Day you'll have the opportunity to see first-hand what happens at our studio based in London. You'll get he opportunity to meet the team, learn more about the courses we offer as well as take a peak in the studios and see what our students are currently working on. 

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

Our Open Days sometimes feature guest industry speakers as well, so you can get a real insight into what life is like as a VFX Artist.


How to register for an Open Day

To book for an on campus Open Day simply fill out the form on the right hand side and our admissions team will be in touch to confirm your booking. You will also be sent more information about getting to Escape Studios and the programme for the day.

Get in touch

Feel free to email admissions@escapestudios.com if you have any other questions or would like more information about our Open Days.

Book a 1-2-1 advisory session 

If you'd prefer to speak to an Advisor direct about your training options, you can also attend our studios for a 1-2-1 with one of our friendly admissions team, just click here to Book a 1-2-1 session.

Register for an Online VLE Tour

If you are interested in studying with us online, why not register for the Online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) Tour. This short video will take you through how the VLE works and the resources, tutorials and webinars which our students have access to. Register for Online VLE Tour here and we shall send you a link to access this.  




If you are under 18 you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to an open day