Friday, 5 April 2019

MA Animation Starts 5th July

Paddington - animated at Framestore in London
The summer intake of our new MA (Master of Arts) in 3D Animation starts on 5 July 2019, with an Autumn intake starting on30th September

The course will be taught at our mid-town campus in central London, and we look forward to welcoming our new cohort of students.

If you're looking for an animation course that teaches you how to animate to a professional level, and also leads to a formal qualification in the field, then this could be the right course for you. 

What's this all about?
"The Niffler" animated at Framestore in London
It's a new course - our first post-graduate degree in animation was launched in September 2018. This new full-time Master's degree starts on 5 July 2019 and later on 30th September and runs for a full year.

Where and when?
Campus: 190 High Holborn, London
Start date: 5 July 2019

How much does the course cost?
Fee: £17,995

How to do you apply?
To find out more, and apply for the course, follow this link: MA 3D Animation

Alex Williams at Escape Studios
Who is this course for?
This course is aimed at anyone who wants to learn the art and craft of 3D Animation in Maya, and also receive a formal qualification in the field. You might be a 2D animator wanting to break into 3D, or a graduate who didn’t get the right skills at university – or someone with no experience of animation who wants to make a career change.

Remember that an MA is more or less essential for any practitioner who wants to teach their subject at university level. We teach all our students from scratch, and our goal is to make you job-ready by the end of the course.

Entry Requirements
We look for an undergraduate honours degree (such as a Batchelor of Arts), ideally (but not necessarily) with a significant component in the field of animation or a related arts or computer discipline.

BAFTA Eligible
Our MA is eligible for a BAFTA scholarship, worth up to £12,000. Find out more here

What's this course all about?
We take you through all the essential principles of animation from the very beginning – bouncing a ball – through to sophisticated character and creature animation. We start with the basics of motion and locomotion, building up to pantomime, character performance, and also tackling animals and creatures.

Job opportunities
London has a strong focus on visual effects work and we want our students to be able to tackle the challenges and opportunities in our local market. By the end of the course you should have a polished video portfolio in the shape of an online demo reel to help you find work in this growing but competitive industry.

Course Design
The animation program has been refined over many years, constantly being adapted to suit the needs of industry, and following extensive industry consultation.

Lee Caller teaches a class at Escape Studios
Who teaches the course?
The lead tutor is Lee Caller, an excellent animator with a superb sense of comic timing and storytelling. Other Escape Studios animation tutors include Michael Davies, Sydney Padua, and Amedeo Beretti.

Lately we've been lucky enough to have the benefit of occasional classes from Aardman animation director Simone Giampaolo. Every animator has their own unique workflow and areas of specialism, so having a variety of tutors helps our students get a broad range of approaches to animation.

Success Stories
To see some of our Escape Studios animation success stories, follow this link.

Student Work
To see some of the excellent work done by students at Escape Studios, check out our YouTube Channel, and our latest demo reel below:

Where can you sign up?
Follow this link to the official site.


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 2019, follow this link. We train all our students with practical real-world skills, to give them the best possible chance of a career in industry. To see some of our animation success stories, follow this link.

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