Escape Studios

Escape Studios is one of the UK's leading animation, games and VFX schools. We’ve been at the forefront of creative education since 2002, supplying the industry with studio-ready talent. Approved and endorsed internationally as a Rookies and Houdini certified school, we take students with raw talent and shape them into the creative professionals the industry needs. With courses designed and delivered with industry experts, our students learn from the best within a welcoming, close-knit and successful community.

Our world-class industry partners include Industrial Light & Magic, PlayStation London Studio, Framestore, The Mill, DNEG, Milk VFX, Creative Assembly, Cinesite, Blue Zoo and MPC. Through our close partnership with Epic Games, we were the first Unreal Authorized Training Center in the UK and are an Unreal Engine Academic Partner.

With a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses our focus is on ensuring our students leave studio ready. Our final year undergraduate students have had their work showcased at festivals including BFI London Film Festival and won numerous awards including the student BAFTAs. Our Escapees have worked on award-winning TV series such as Stranger Things and Obi-Wan Kenobi, along with Oscar and BAFTA nominated films such as Avatar: The Way of Water, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, The Batman, Elvis, Top Gun: Maverick, The Banshees of Inisherin and bestselling games Assassin’s Creed, Uncharted 2 and Forza Horizon.

We have expanded our course portfolio and have almost 1,000 students studying with us, across a range of undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses within two academic schools:

  • School of Animation and Visual Effects
  • School of Interactive and Real Time