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Escape Studios

98 Escape Studios reviews

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Student rating
This is the overall rating calculated by averaging all live reviews for this uni on Whatuni.
(4.3)
  • Escape Studios
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Bruno Urzi
13 Apr 22
Aged 25-34 years

BA/MArt - The Art of Visual Effects (Integrated Masters)

University rating (4)

Tutors with real-life studio experience who know what the Industry is looking for and what techniques are relevant to make studying at Escape Studios worth it. The worst aspect is the crunch culture, which consists in having to deliver the project in a very short amount of time with all students skipping sleep and just stressing all year long about deliveries, although it mirrors the Visual Effects industry according to our tutors even when some modules overlaps while they could be distributed better.

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Hamida
04 Apr 22

BA/MArt - The Art of Video Games (Integrated Masters)

University rating (4)

Best aspects are the vibe and overall atmosphere. And the modules that you get to work on are unique fun and beneficial. As well as helping you with making decisions after uni. The worst aspects are the constant unworkable pc's in your class that you would expect to be fixed within the next day or two but does not. It only gets fixed when you constantly report it to IT or fix it yourself during working hours, otherwise it would forever unusable, which can be a problem when you have group projects and want to stay in teams.

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Tristan Parkin
02 Apr 22
Aged 18-24 years

BA/MArt - The Art of Computer Animation (Integrated Masters)

University rating (3)

the teachers and studio assistants are 1st class the modules are useful and interesting. student union could be more involved and by extension student life

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Claudia Alcalde
01 Apr 22
Aged 18-24 years

MA Visual Effects Production (3D)

University rating (4)

Escape Studios is a great university to make contacts inside the animation industry. There are good teachers and the environment is good. In spite of that, the computers doesn't work as they should, having often tech problems (which is a great handicap in an animation university). The best part of the university are the events that are hold here. Escape Studios is always making sure to be top of the industry in terms of contacts and experiences. We always can find some interesting events to attend to: from fairs to professional talks. In terms of food and kitchen, it is great. We have free access to coffee, hot chocolate and tea. Also, there is good food in the cafeteria for a reasonable price. The cleaning staff are the best! Super nice people and very open and friendly. The facilities are always super clean! The Student Union seems to not exist? If you are lucky enough to make social open friends, you will be OK (but it is not the usual case)!

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James Snell
31 Mar 22
Aged 18-24 years
First gen student

BA/MArt - The Art of Video Games (Integrated Masters)

University rating (4)

Learning the tools and techniques used within the industry has been amazing and brought me so far as an artist, also enabling me to develop speciality skills independently by introducing us to various learning resources and artists. Escape also has strong connections with the industry, meaning there are plenty of networking opportunities, as well as industry professionals being part of module feedback, meaning your work is in front of potential employers before you even graduate, which is very cool. The facilities are pretty great, with free coffee machines within the kitchen spaces on each floor, along with a microwave if you want to bring meals from home to enjoy at lunch, although I will say it has been somewhat often that some of the coffee machines have been out of order, although it's easier enough to just go to another floor, as I'm yet to experience more than one being down at a time. There are plenty of events and societies to join and enjoy. Two of my favourite societies are the Tabletop society, where I was introduced to Dungeons and Dragons, and the Esports Society, which has arranged and assisted with a number of gaming events at the uni, alongside the Student Experience Team or the Pearson College Student Association. Many of the PCs are very high spec, allowing students to complete hardware intensive work with ease, along with high-quality chairs and monitors, although I do wish the keyboards and mice met those same standards, rather than being the e-waste that you find in most schools and colleges, just down to ergonomics.

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Ethan Mainwaring-taylor
29 Mar 22
Aged 18-24 years

BA/MArt - The Art of Visual Effects (Integrated Masters)

University rating (4)

The course itself is incredible, learn a huge range of industry standard skills and softwares. In addition to the amazing industry links the location itself being central London is an amazing overall experience. It could be improved by introducing more clubs etc. to increase student life within the college.

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Mitchell Wright
29 Mar 22
Aged 18-24 years
First gen student

BA/MArt - The Art of Visual Effects (Integrated Masters)

University rating (5)

The campus is located in central and being able to live in London is a amazing experience, meet so many people from everywhere and have had access to events and places I could only dream of. The only downside to being located in London is the price of everything and how expensive nights out are but all in all its a amazing expression

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Danish Adeem
29 Mar 22
Aged 18-24 years
First gen student

BA/MArt - The Art of Computer Animation (Integrated Masters)

University rating (5)

Honestly the fact that it's a much smaller building makes it easier to navigate. With that being said, more study rooms would be nice especially since a lot of computers are used for rendering.

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Adam
29 Mar 22

BA/MArt - The Art of Visual Effects (Integrated Masters)

University rating (3)

Though the university has interesting courses taught well by trained professionals it falls flat in the face of socialising and having a social life.

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Harry
24 Mar 22

BA/MArt - The Art of Visual Effects (Integrated Masters)

University rating (4)

Escape is a very well located uni being in the heart of the industry I couldn’t put anything down about it. The only thing I struggled with were that the tutors are people form the industry which was great from a technical stand point but being severely dyslexia I felt there was a lack of teaching skills and being able to support people who struggle with learning

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