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MidTown campus, 190 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7BH

0203 944 1669

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At Escape Studios, we work with students with raw talent and big aspirations, helping them to develop into creative and dynamic professionals demanded by industry.

Whether you’re already experienced or starting afresh, as part of Pearson College London, we can promise you a highly vocational, industry-focused training experience, giving you the skills you need to graduate job-ready.

Escape Studios has over 15 years’ experience in creating world-class, studio-ready talent. Between our accelerated classroom training and online programmes, we’ve graduated thousands of students worldwide, helping them into careers spanning the entire creative spectrum.

We offer the following Animation courses:

  • 2D Animation with Toon Boom Harmony (Evening – 8 weeks)
  • 3D Animation (Evening – 8 weeks)
  • Acting for Animators (Evening – 8 weeks)
  • Character Creation (Evening – 12 weeks)
  • Introduction to Technical Animation (Evening – 8 weeks)
  • Rigging (Evening – 8 weeks)
  • Animation (12 weeks)
  • Advanced Animation (18 weeks)
  • Character Creation (4 weeks)
  • The Art of Computer Animation (BA/MArt)
  • MA 3D Animation

Find out more about below, and on our website, or get in contact with us directly admissions@escapestudios.com

BA/Mart The Art of Computer Animation (Integrated Masters)

Start DateSeptember 2016
Cost£9,000 – fee waiver applies. Please see website for more details.
PlacesApplications for 2016 are now closed. You can apply through UCAS for September 2017 from January 2017.
Duration3 years, with optional fourth year for integrated Masters.
AlumniYour lecturer Alex Williams is a cartoonist and animator and Head of Animation Escape Studios. His film credits include Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Lion King, and the three latest Harry Potter films. He's worked for studios including Disney, DreamWorks, Fox, Warner Bros, and Sony, so you'll be taught by an animation pro! Our Escapees have gone onto work across a range of fantastic and exciting projects, including franchises such as Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy and Harry Potter. Some of the world's most influential and well respected studios are home to our graduates – including Framestore, Double Negative and ILM.

Developed with top animation practitioners, this three year degree will give you industry-style studio training from day one. Using the latest tools and techniques, you’ll get a true taste of what it’s like to work in animation.

As an integrated Masters, this BA/Mart course is the traditional three years in length for an undergraduate, with the ability to continue for a fourth year and secure a Master’s degree.

Taught by our Head of Animation Alex Williams, you’re training is based on real-time studio expectations and standards, to ensure you gain the skills and industry knowledge necessary. With regular tutor and professional feedback, the course structure has been designed so that your work progresses as your skills do.

By your third year, you’ll be working in a team just like a fully developed animation studio, and if you decide to stay on for your fourth year, you’ll also learn about becoming an entrepreneur and develop the skills to start your own studio.

Animation (Short Course - 12 weeks)

Start DateNext Course Date: 28th June 2016. Dates available throughout 2016.
Cost£10,475
PlacesSpaces are limited, so please contact admissions@escapestudios.com for more information.
Duration12 weeks
AlumniYour lecturer Alex Williams is a cartoonist and animator and Head of Animation Escape Studios. His film credits include Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, The Lion King, and the three latest Harry Potter films. He's worked for studios including Disney, DreamWorks, Fox, Warner Bros, and Sony, so you'll be taught by an animation pro! Our Escapees have gone onto work across a range of fantastic and exciting projects, including franchises such as Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy and Harry Potter. Some of the world's most influential and well respected studios are home to our graduates – including Framestore, Double Negative and ILM.

A highly interactive and engaging 12-week programme, this course has been developed to combine the necessary skills and training required of professional Animators in current industry studios.

With a combination of technique driven tutorials and in-depth software training on both Maya and Adobe Photoshop – you will develop a comprehensive toolkit expected by current industry standards.

You’ll also get a hands-on experience with 3D Animation techniques such as:

  • Creating simple geometry
  • Basic texturing
  • Animation with Dynamics
  • Keyframe animation
  • Lighting
  • Rendering

Taught by Head of Animation, Alex Williams, who has worked for the likes of Warner Brothers, Disney and Dreamworks- you’re work will be constantly reviewed and evaluated by industry trained professionals to ensure you achieve the very best work possible.

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Undergraduate degree

Start Date September 2018
Cost £9,000 – fee waiver applies. Please see website for more details.
Duration 12 weeks
Please contact admissions@escapestudios.com or call 0203 468 6219 for more information.

2D Animation

Start Date 8th January 2019
Cost £995
Duration 8 weeks
Please contact admissions@escapestudios.com or call 0203 468 6219 for more information.

3D animation (evening)

Start Date 30th October 2018
Cost £1,500
Duration 8 weeks
Please contact admissions@escapestudios.com or call 0203 468 6219 for more information.

Acting for animators

Start Date 14th February 2019
Cost £495
Duration 8 weeks
Please contact admissions@escapestudios.com or call 0203 468 6219 for more information.

Character creation

Start Date 5th November 2018
Cost £1,495
Duration 18 weeks
Please contact admissions@escapestudios.com or call 0203 468 6219 for more information.

Introduction to technical animation

Start Date 31st October 2018
Cost £995
Duration 8 weeks
Please contact admissions@escapestudios.com or call 0203 468 6219 for more information.

Rigging

Start Date 7th January 2019
Cost £995
Duration 8 weeks
Please contact admissions@escapestudios.com or call 0203 468 6219 for more information.

Animation – 12 weeks

Start Date 1st October 2018
Cost £10,975
Duration 12 weeks
Please contact admissions@escapestudios.com or call 0203 468 6219 for more information.

Advanced animation

Start Date 1st October 2018
Cost £15,495
Duration 18 weeks
Please contact admissions@escapestudios.com or call 0203 468 6219 for more information.

Character creation

Start Date 2nd August 2019
Cost £2,000
Duration 4 weeks
Please contact admissions@escapestudios.com or call 0203 468 6219 for more information.

MA Animation

Start Date 1st October 2018
Cost £17,500
Duration 1 year
Please contact admissions@escapestudios.com or call 0203 468 6219 for more information.


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