Sunday, 3 November 2019

UCAS Deadline January 15 2020

UCAS - time to apply
It's that time of year again; time to start thinking about your UCAS application. If you're thinking of applying to Escape Studios to study the Art of 3D Animation, Games or Visual effects, it's time to think about UCAS. 

The relevant UCAS deadline is January 15th 2020.   We are welcoming applications for the fourth intake of our new integrated BA/MArt in Animation, Games and VFX - launched in September 2016.

One of the most common questions I get asked by prospective students is: "should I wait to apply until I have finished my portfolio?" The answer is no.  Get your UCAS application in early, and worry about your portfolio later. You'll have plenty of time before attending one of our Creative Workshops to pull your portfolio together.

UCAS Deadline 15 January
The official UCAS deadline is 15 January, but we're already receiving applications, and it's a good idea to get yours in early.  Applying early is a good thing; it shows us you have drive and commitment, and that you are well-organised - all good qualities for a career in the creative industries. It will also get you an early spot on one of our Creative Workshops.

About Escape Studios
Escape Studios have a long track record of placing students in the animation, VFX and Games industries. All our tutors have industry-relevant experience and we know what skills are needed to get a job. 

Official Course Vide
Watch our official course video here. It's only a few minutes long, and it explains what we're trying to do here at Escape Studios. 

Partnerships with Industry
With around 4,000 Escapees working in the industry, Escape Studios have years of experience of forging partnerships with the animation and VFX business, especially the with the visual effects industry in Soho, London.
One of London's leading VFX houses

Soho, home to the UK's animation and VFX industry, is just a ten minute walk from our Holborn campus.

We also have connections to Framestore, Cinesite, MPC and other visual effects houses in London and many studios overseas.

Where can you see the past work done by Escapees?
Take a look at past video compilations showcasing some of the work done by our students, and student demo reels.

Creative Workshops
We interview all our candidates at our Creative Workshop days, largely because we want to make sure that you are a good fit for our course, and vice versa - we don't want anyone to sign up at Escape and be disappointed. And yes, you will need a portfolio - check out our post here on portfolio suggestions.

Finding work
We make strenuous efforts to help our students find work.  Of course, the key ingredient to finding work in the industry is to cut a great demo reel. Visit the Escape Studios YouTube channel to see some of the many excellent demo reels put together by our graduates.

There is a well-established system of low-interest government loans in place, and in addition some scholarships and bursaries are available here. You can read our handy guide to the system here. 

Getting Ready
Here is a list of useful books to get you started. Number one is The Animator's Survival Kit - every student should have a copy. Also, check out the week 1 videos at Animation Apprentice, which are a great introduction to the art of animation. They are all free.

Better yet, come and visit us at one of our Open Days, Experience Days or Taster Days - and see for yourself.

The Escape Studios Animation Blog offers a personal view on the art of animation and visual effects. To find out more about our new BA/MArt, now recruiting for September 2020,  follow this link.   To apply, visit the offical page here.

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