Thursday, 24 February 2022

MA 3D Animation Returns on 26 Sept 2022

Award-winning "Alma"
Our MA (Master of Arts) in 3D Animation is back, with a new class starting on 26th September 2022.

The MA in animation will be taught both online and at our mid-town campus at 190 High Holborn in central London.

In recent years our MA animation students have created many award-winning film projects such as "Alma", "Flame", "Hat Shop""Mafia Mix-Up" and "Moon Rockz". Many have also gone on to enjoy successful careers in industry

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.
MA 3D Animation
"The Niffler" - animated at Framestore in London
The MA in 3D Animation is still a relatively new course - our first post-graduate degree in animation was first launched in September 2018.

The course teaches the full skillset to prepare students for a career in animation, as well as engaging with the theory and practice of the medium at masters' level.

Flame - multiple festival winner
Where and When
Campus: Online and 190 High Holborn, London
Start date: 26th September 2022

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

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. A MA is especially useful 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
We also offer a scholarship to one MA student, worth up to £8,000. You can find the details here

Our MA is also 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.

Animation by Jamie Floodgate, now at Blue Zoo in London
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. The Masters' degree course combines the existing 12 week courses structure of our animation short course with two extra modules, a studio project module and a self-study module.

Module Structure
  • AN7001 Module 1 - Locomotion and Mechanics (30 Credits)
  • AN7002 Module 2 - Character Performance (30 Credits)
  • AN7003 Module 3 - Animals and Creatures (30 Credits)
  • Module 4 - Studio Project (30 Credits)
  • Module 5 - Production Project (60 Credits)
For more detail of what is in the individual modules, see the official course page.

Lee Caller teaches a class at Escape Studios
Course Leader
The lead tutor is Lee Caller, an award-winning animator with an MA in 3D Animation and a superb sense of comic timing and storytelling. Lee has been teaching our short course animators for many years, and has considerable experience helping students break into the industry. 

Lee teaches our MA and Short Course students the first three modules on the course.

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 our short course and MA animation students at Escape Studios, check out our YouTube Channel, and our latest demo reel below:

Official Site
To find out more, 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 2022, 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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