A recognised centre of excellence for the creative industries, Escape Studios specialises in turning passion into studio-ready skills – and this year the studio is celebrating its 15th birthday. (opens in new tab)
To celebrate turning 15, the academy is showcasing the latest crop of incredible talent by releasing four new showreels across VFX, Games and Animation. What's more it's expanding its offering with new courses in Python, Character Design, Rigging and Producing for VFX.
Since it launched in 2002, Escape has been setting up partnerships with studios and offering practical training from leading specialists, all aimed at giving budding VFX artists the best start in the industry.
A key player in the VFX industry, Escape also puts on events. Escape's first VFX Festival took place in 2012 in association with MPC, Framestore and Cinesite (and there's an even bigger on the way in February 2018!) and in 2016 it ran its first Game Jam.
Escape Studios alumni
Over the course of the past 15 years, the studio has taught over 4000 students, producing a vibrant and successful community of Escapees that are currently making their mark on the design world. Escape alumni can be found throughout the VFX, games and animation industries. The community's awards cabinet isn't looking too shabby either, with students going on to work on hundreds of award-winning films, and thousands of award-winning commercials. The brightest sparks have even gone on to shape Oscar- and BAFTA-nominated films, including recent Oscar winner The Jungle Book.
To find out more about this remarkable academy, watch the new 2017 showreels and find out about the new courses available, visit Escape's 15th Birthday website.