Education, powered by industry experience.

We’re pioneering the next wave of visual effects artists, animators and game developers. Industry engagement is at the core of everything that we do, it’s why we do things differently and it’s what sets us apart.

We harness the expertise and relentless creativity of award-winning artists, developers and studios, to design, develop and deliver our programmes. We work with an Advisory Board of industry experts from the likes of Framestore, MPC, Cinesite, Double Negative, Dreamworks Animation and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe who support the development of our programmes and support aspiring talent.


Our students get to make beautiful things, develop a craft and have an extraordinary experience alongside their studies, so they don’t just finish with a qualification, they also leave with an awesome showreel to boot.

Our 4000+ alumni (dubbed ‘Escapees’) include BAFTA and Oscar winners; many have gone on to work on VFX blockbusters like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Dr. Strange, The Jungle Book, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Deepwater Horizon, Captain America: Civil War, Ex Machina, Interstellar and Gravity. They’ve also worked on bestselling games (Assassin’s Creed and Forza Horizon), award winning adverts and some have even set-up their own studios.

Industry engagement drives us; it’s not just what we do, it’s who we are. And it is what will take us, and our students, into the future.

Are you ready to Escape?