Monday, 16 November 2015

Where Will Our BA/MArt Students Study? Right Here in Shepherd's Bush!

Shepherd's Building - our home in The Bush
We are delighted to announce that students accepted on to our four-year BA/MArt in the Art of Computer Animation starting in September 2016 - now formally validated by the University of Kent - will be studying right here in Shepherd's Bush.

We're taking extra space in the Shepherd's building, just south of Shepherd's Bush Green, which is our current home.

It means we can expand our current operations, rather than having to find new space in a different part of town.

This is excellent news for all our students.  Shepherd's Bush is a vibrant part of West London with excellent transport links (three tubes, one overground, and plenty of buses).

The Shepherd's Building is full of creative media companies like Endemol (Big Brother), Jellycat (toys) Tiger Aspect (animation - Charlie & Lola) and even Gu - who make the chocolate puddings.

Our course is validated by Kent,
a Top Twenty University in the UK
We're also right next to Westfield London, BBC TV Centre,  and the very lively Shepherd's Bush Market - with the best falafel wraps in West London

Taking extra space in our current home also means that our BA/MArt students can work alongside the students doing our short courses, and benefit from their sense of purpose and energy.  It's amazing what our students achieve in just three months of study - just imagine what can be done in 3-4 years.

Our new course in The Art of Computer Animation will have a strong focus on character and creature animation, including locomotion, body mechancics, acting and performance - all the elements needed to create a professional animator.

We will also dig deep into the visual effects skillset so that all our graduates have excellent general VFX skills.  We will also teach the non-keyframe elements of animation in Maya.  Dynamics, Simulation, and Effects will all be covered in detail.

Shepherd's Bush. Google Maps

The industry is always changing, and we want to make sure that all our graduates have the right skillset to find work - and enjoy a long and successful career.

BA/MArt at Escape Studios (part of Pearson College, London) launches in September 2016

To date, something like 4,000 Escapees have gone on to have successful careers in the animation and VFX industry.  To see some of the excellent work done by our students, watch the video below:

To read more about the BA/MArt in 3D Computer Animation, follow this link. To see our portfolio guidelines, see this post.  And to find out if Computer Animation is for you, try out this free tutorial here.

And if you'd like to try before you buy, we're having a 3D Animation Taster Day on 2 December! It's only £25 - so come along - it'll be fun!


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