Escape Studios

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Introduction to Escape Studios

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At Escape Studios, we’ve  been at the forefront of creative education since opening our  doors in 2002. Offering short courses in 2D VFX, 3D VFX, Animation, Video Games, Motion Graphics, Producing and specialist courses, we have a real-world approach to teaching, working directly with creative professionals and world-leading studios to design and deliver our courses. Taught by industry-experienced tutors in state of the art facilities at our Midtown Campus, it’s no wonder our alumni (known as Escapees) have gone on to work at leading studios including Industrial Light & Magic, Framestore, Cinesite, DNEG , Rockstar and Ubisoft.

Industry Trained Tutors

Escape Studios tutors are all experts in their field, bringing their experience from working in successful studios to the classroom. They've worked on everything from EA gaming titles, classic animations such as Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, to critically acclaimed films including The Jungle Book. The tutors teach real-world tips and tricks learnt from on-the-job experience to turn students’ passion into skills required by studios.

Find out more about the Escape Studios tutors here.


Escape Studios alumni (dubbed Escapees) are a vibrant community of graduates, who are highly respected creative professionals working throughout the VFX, games and animation industries. You’ll find our Escapees behind numerous Oscar and BAFTA-nominated films, 100s of award-winning films and television shows and 1,000s of acclaimed commercials.

Read more about the success stories of Escape Studios alumni here.

Working with industry

At Escape Studios, we offer education powered by industry experience, and  work with all kinds of creative companies, from global businesses to smaller independents todesign and develop our courses. . The studios also help with mentoring programmes and setting students real-life industry briefs, meaning our courses equip students with relevant skills and qualities needed for a successful, long-term career in the creative industries.


Escape Studios’ facilities are state of the art, with industry spec hardware and up-to-date software, such as Maya, Nuke and Unreal Engine. The degrees are taught in a studio environment, mirroring the industry-powered teaching, with small class sizes and lots of contact time, you’ll get a hands-on learning experience. Along with a breakout space, free tea and coffee and all the latest industry magazines, there’s no end to creativity at Escape!  You can visit Escape Studios for yourself at their Open Evenings, register your space here

London Location

Escape Studios’ Postgraduate courses are taught at our Midtown Campus. Located in Holborn, London, we’re at the centre of a global hotspot for creative industries, close to world-leading VFX studios, animation companies, creative startups and gaming giants – making it the perfect place to kick-start your career. Studying in London means you’re surrounded by shops, culture, art, restaurants, cinemas and bars, with plenty to keep you entertained both in and outside of the studio.

Come to an Open Evenings to explore Escape Studios for yourself.

Student Experience

Escape Studios offers support inside and outside the classroom, including regular access to our studios and a team of Studio Assistants to offer advice in the classroom. We run a number of events so students can connect and network with the creative industries, including our ‘Evening with…’ events and cinema screenings. Full-time students will be enrolled onto our AfterCare package which helps with job applications via showreel clinics and CV advice.

Find out more about Student Experience at Escape Studios here.

Open Events

Our Open Evenings are an awesome opportunity to see what Escape Studios can do for you. You can discover our range of courses, take a tour of our state of the art facilities, meet some of our current students, chat to our industry tutors and find out about the skills you'll learn whilst studying at Escape Studios. You'll also get a sneak peek of what our students get up to in the studio and have the chance to speak with our friendly advisors about your options.

We also run Taster Days, which provide an opportunity for you to get hands on with the software and discover which course best suits you. You can register for an Open Event here.

Where you'll learn

Addresses for Escape Studios

Escape Studios 190 High Holborn London WC1V 7BH Show on map


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