Why Escape studios

Why Escape studios

Why Escape studios

Escape Studios has been supplying the creative industries with studio-ready talent across animation, games and visual effects since 2002. 

Student work success

Our tutors encourage students to submit their short films and projects for international festivals and awards. They’ve won and been nominated for hundreds of awards, including undergraduate Animation and VFX short Jerich0 being shortlisted for The Student BAFTA Awards and winning “Film of the Year” in VFX from The Rookies.

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Over 4,000 alumni (dubbed 'Escapees') started their careers with us, honing their skills here before moving on to great success within the industry. They form a strong network of passionate creative minds, which any student who joins us instantly becomes a part of.

They’ve worked on award-winning TV series such as Stranger Things and Obi-Wan Kenobi, along with Oscar and BAFTA-winning films such as Dune, No Time to Die, 1917, Interstellar, Star Wars, Ex Machina, and bestselling games Assassin’s Creed, Uncharted 2 and Forza Horizon.

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Meet our industry-experienced tutors

They all have industry experience and are experts in their fields, including certified trainers for Unreal Engine, Autodesk and Houdini. They've worked at studios such as Walt Disney, EA and Framestore, on credits including Doctor Strange, Kingsman and Bond: Spectre.

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Studio partners

Our industry partners are central to the way we’re run. From the curriculum we teach and how it’s delivered, to our webinars and special events, scholarships and feedback given on our students’ work. 

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Course development

Our partners help design, develop and deliver our courses. They take part in our Degree Concept Teams, form our Advisory Board and participate in the delivery as guest speakers and assessors. It means we only teach the techniques, skills and software that are relevant and needed in the industry, working with studios to fill their production pipelines with studio-ready artists. 


In our London location, we’re close to some of the biggest studios in the world, including a number of our industry partners like Framestore (Avengers: Endgame), Industrial Light & Magic (Star Wars) and PlayStation London Studio.

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Why Escape Studios?

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  • Ranked 1st in the UK and 9th in the world for Game Design and Development and 2nd in the UK and 10th in the world for Animation and Visual Effects Excellence by The Rookies, out of 500 top schools assessed in the world.

  • Ranked 3rd in the UK – and 8th in Europe in the Animation Career Review’s school ranking

  • One of the top 20 institutions in the UK for graduate employability.*

  • 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.

  • As a Houdini Certified School, we train students and industry professionals in this highly-popular FX software.