Games

Find your creative career with our range of undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in Animation, Games, Visual Effects (VFX), Concept Art 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 games? 

Video games are evolving and growing across all devices, making it an exciting time to study and work in the industry. The UK consumer games market was worth a record £7.82bn in 2023 (source Ukie, 2024). Games tools and skills can also be applied to lots of other industries, including VFX, virtual production, architecture, real-time immersive media (theme parks and entertainment) or even the medical and engineering professions. The opportunities are endless.  

You’ll get a great understanding of the games production pipeline and the cross over with 3D and animation workflows. As an Unreal Engine Authorized Training Center, we also run Unreal Engine training courses to help you up your game in this popular software. 

Our alumni (dubbed 'Escapees') have gone on to work at some of the world’s top studios including Rare, Rockstar, Ubisoft, Creative Assembly, Improbable and Framestore

What makes our games courses and degrees different?

  • We’re ranked 1st in the world for Production Excellence in Immersive Media and 4th in the UK for Game Design and Development by The Rookies

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

  • Our tutors all have industry experience, at studios such as EA, Climax, Rebellion, Codemasters and Framestore, and are experts in their fields, including certified trainers for Unreal Engine.  

  • Partnership with Epic Games – the first Unreal Authorized Training Center in the UK and an Unreal Engine Academic Partner. Our certified tutors also run short courses for studios who want their staff to be trained in Unreal Engine. 

  • 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 Unreal Engine, Maya and Substance

  • 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 Creative Assembly, Atomhawk and Improbable, who not only input into our courses, but regularly visit our students and speak at events such as our annual VFX Festival.