Animation

Find your creative career with our range of undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in Animation, Games, Visual Effects (VFX) and Motion Graphics and other specialist disciplines. 

We're ranked 1st in the world for Production Excellence in Immersive Media, 3rd in the UK for Production Excellence in Visual Effects, 3rd in the UK for 3D Animation and placed in the top 10 Creative Schools in the UK by The Rookies.

Approved and endorsed internationally as an Unreal Engine Authorized Training Center, as well as both Rookies and Houdini certified schools, we take students with raw talent and shape them into the creative professionals demanded by today’s employers. The Higher Education Statistics Agency recognises Escape Studios as one of the top 6%* institutions in the UK for full-time graduate employment.

*HESA applies a rounding methodology to protect graduate anonymity. Published data indicates 130 out of 150 respondents on rounded figures were in highly skilled employment. 

Source: Graduate Outcomes 2020/21 survey results published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA). HESA open data is published under the (CC BY 4.0) licence.

Why should I get into animation? 

Advancements in technology and the boom of the VFX industry have made computer animation one of the fastest growing industries, with an estimated value of £1.6bn in the UK only (source Creative UK). Whether it's in CGI animated movies, live-action films, commercials, TV or video games, there’s never been a better time to join the creative world.

Choose to bring your characters to life with our animation courses. You'll study using professional software, such as Autodesk Maya, ToonBoom Harmony, Adobe Animate and Blender, with industry-focused training, giving you the skills you need to produce a killer showreel. 

Our alumni (dubbed 'Escapees') have gone on to work for some of the biggest studios in the world and on projects such as Thor: Love and Thunder, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore and Stranger Things

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What makes our animation courses and degrees unique?

  • We’re ranked 3rd in the UK and 27th in the world for 3D Animation by The Rookies, and 3rd in the UK and 8th in Europe in the Animation Career Review’s school ranking. 

  • Based in London – home to some of the best animation studios in the world.   

  • Our tutors all have industry experience and are experts in their fields. They are certified trainers for Autodesk Maya. They’ve worked at studios including Walt Disney, DreamWorks and Framestore, on credits including The Lion King, Godzilla and Doctor Strange. 

  • Industry briefs – students work on industry-standard briefs and experience real-life scenarios, just like in a professional studio.   

  • Industry-standard facilities – learn in a studio environment that mirrors current industry practice, using professional software such as Maya, ToomBoom Harmony and Blender

  • Professional input – our courses are developed and kept up to date with our industry partners, some of the biggest studios in the world, from the likes of DNEG (Avengers: Endgame and Oscar-winning Dune) and Cinesite (Iwájú and Thor: Love and Thunder), who not only input into our courses, but regularly visit our students and speak at events such as our annual VFX Festival.