Thursday, 24 March 2016

Where Will Our BA/MArt Students Study? Central London!

High Holborn
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 at Escape Midtown - the Pearson College London building on High Holborn.

We were planning on taking some extra space in the Shepherd's building (the current West London home of Escape Studios) but we've been so impressed by the number and the quality of applications for our new undergraduate courses that we've decided to take a larger space in central London.



190 High Holborn, courtesy of Google maps

This is excellent news for all our students.  High Holborn is a vibrant part of central London with excellent transport links and tons of stuff to do. We're near major London landmarks like the British Museum and quirky favourites like the Sir John Soane Museum.

And, crucially, we are walking distance to Soho - home of the UK's animation and visual effects industries, which will make it even easier for us to maintain close links with industry and attract the best speakers for our students. 

We're also a short walk from Student Central, the University of London hub which all our students have access to.
Our course is validated by Kent,
a Top Twenty University in the UK

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 make up a professional animator's skillset.

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.

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.

How our new space will look
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.

---Alex 

The Escape Studios Animation Blog offers a personal view on the art of animation and visual effects. To apply for our new BA/MArt starting in September 2016, follow this link.

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