Sunday, 12 April 2020

Eamonn Butler Scholarship at Escape Studios

Eamonn Butler
One of the principal ways we are able to support undergraduate students at Escape Studios is through our scholarship program. We offer a full fee scholarship to a talented student to help them realise their dreams of becoming an Animator. The "Eamonn Butler Scholarship" is named after one of the world's leading animators, currently Head of Animation at Cinesite in London.

If you’re passionate about working in the industry, this scholarship will help you fund your studies at Escape Studios and launch your career in the creative industries.

The scholarship is fully funded - ie it is worth the full value of studying an undergraduate degree at Escape Studios.

Eamonn Butler Scholarship
The recipient will receive their tuition fees paid in full for the duration of their programme (up to four years for those who applied for the integrated Masters).

Eamonn Butler
About Eamonn Butler
Eamonn Butler started his career at Walt Disney Animation Studios as a 2D Animator. He spent 10 years at Disney, working on Fantasia 2000, Dinosaur and Chicken Little. Butler trained under veteran Disney animator Dave Brain at Dublin’s Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design.

Eammon now works in VFX animation; as Head of Animation at Double Negative he worked on box offices hits such as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Iron Man 2 and Edge of Tomorrow.  For the last 4 years, Eamonn has been Head of Animation at Cinesite - an award-winning film and TV visual effects company based in London’s Soho.

How to apply
Apply to study the BA/MArt The Art of Computer Animation (Integrated Masters) degree via UCAS. If you meet the entry criteria for the degree, you will be invited to attend an Creative Workshop at Escape Studios. All computer animation applicants will be considered for the Scholarship.Based on students’ performance at the Creative Workshop three students will be shortlisted for Eamonn Butler to make a choice. One student will be selected to receive the Scholarship.

Creative Workshop
Please note: you must attend a Creative Workshop to be considered.

Terms and conditions
The Scholarship is only open to students who apply for the BA/MArt (Hons) The Art of Computer Animation degree taught at Escape Studios, part of Pearson College London. Students can apply for the three-year programme or the four-year integrated masters.

How selected
One candidate will be selected based on their performance at the Creative Workshop including creative portfolio, interview and taking part in group tasks.

Further Scholarships & Financial Aid
To see more about scholarships and other sources of finance for studying animation, at Escape Studios and beyond, follow the links below:
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 2020, 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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