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VFX Compositor Upskill

Course details


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Start date

11th June 2024


10 weeks

Mode of study

Part time


Fully subsidised in partnership with London Metro Skills Cluster.

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Course overview

Looking to take your comp skills to the next level?

On this course you'll hone your skills as a Compositor and we'll help you understand shot management and the role of a Senior Compositor. Prepare to stand out and be more competitive when looking for your next role.

As well as benchmarking your skills as a Junior, this course is designed to get you ready to take on a team and work closer with production.

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Why choose this course

  • Ranked 2nd in the UK - and 10th in the world for Visual Effects Excellence by The Rookies

  • Professional input - our advisory board of experts, from the likes of DNEG (Avengers: Endgame and Oscar-winning Dune) and MPC (The Lion King and 1917), help keep this course relevant

  • Industry-standard facilities - study in an online studio environment that mirrors current industry practice, using professional software such as Nuke and Silhouette

  • Fast-track advanced learning - our advanced bespoke short courses allow you to go deeper into technical and software skills for a quick springboard into your next creative career step

  • Strong portfolio - along with an Escape Studios Certificate of Completion, you'll leave with strong creative and technical skills you can use towards your portfolio.

  • Small class sizes - a convivial environment allows students to assist and inspire one another and benefit from personalised feedback from tutors.

Course modules

Geo tracking and face tracking with Keen Tools

Volumetric rendering with Eddy for Nuke


VR and 360 images with Cara VR

Deep compositing

Unreal Engine for Nuke - Part 1

Unreal Engine for Nuke - Part 2

Scripting: Python, Expressions, Gizmos &

Nuke Studio project management and pipeline

Shot Grid project management and pipeline

More information


To apply, complete the relevant online application form below.

Our Admissions Team will get in touch to take you through the next steps.

For any questions, email us at

As part of the application process, you will need to agree to our terms and conditions for your place on the course to be secured.

Minimum requirements

You must submit a portfolio of work and a link to your IMDB or LinkedIn before being considered to study this course. This course is funded by Metro Films Cluster so you must be from London, Hertfordshire, Surrey or Buckinghamshire

To study this short course, you must:

  • Be over 18

  • Have a good understanding of written and spoken English

Non-UK students

We cannot accept students from outside of London onto this course.

We can provide remote access to our workstations during teaching time. Due to availability restrictions, we highly advise you to have your own set up at home to study in your own time.

More things you’ll need:

  • A strong internet connection

  • An external hard drive (minimum 2TB) to back up your work during the course

  • A three-button mouse (or optionally graphics tablet)

  • A computer microphone (and optionally a webcam)

  • Note-taking materials

If you have any questions about learning online or if you need help with what to buy, get in touch at


This course is fully subsidised by Metro London Film Cluster.

"In compositing we have the unique pleasure of coming at the end of the pipeline. That means everything we do directly appears in the finished product on screen. That combined with the perfect balance of creative contribution to the finished product and technical problem solving, means that the scope of work is broad, and no two days are ever quite the same."

Chris Fryer, Digital Compositor at Industrial Light & Magic

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