Overall it has been an enjoyable experience and i feel that i am ready for a job. They hold lots of events and gatherings so its nothing short of a community, as well as prepping us for the industry at a high standard
The course is tailored to for the skills in the industry, as well as each module links back to the industry
I like how they are very practical, i don't like the way the timetable is scheduled
They are perfect for the course i am studying
Yes it is in the centre of London
We get constant feedback from tutors and we are assigned personal tutors for everything else
It has been fantastic, I have made great friends and have learnt so much. Am sad its coming to an end at the end of third year its been amazing. All aspects of the learning to the teachers has been great, any support I have needed has been there and when I need. Overall its been great.
We work with all industry standard software's and processes which massively helps us have knowledge into what we need to know and where to apply these skills.
The teaching style is great, its very project based and means we have loads of time to learn, in first and second year its more lesson based however third year is alot more self study with some lessons. The bad part about it is how long it takes for grades to come back, this has got better over the years I have studied there however this is really the only downside i have to the uni.
The uni as a whole is great, its not like a standard uni campus where you are over a large area, the uni is over three floors, one being business and the other two being escape. Escape has a ton of workstations however sometimes its still hard to use one as the volume of course and students is pretty high.
The uni is based in Holborn which is slap bang in the middle of central London, its a great place to be as there is loads of things on all the time close to the uni. Normal student accommodation is in zone 2/4 which means you have to take the bus or tube, this isnt to bad as its easy to get to Holborn and then uni is about 3 min walk up the road from the tube.
its good, if u need any support or any extra help you can just email student services or your teacher and they will get back to you.
I have really enjoyed my time studying at escape, They have handed me all the tools i need to go forward into the industry and take the next steps myself. The frequent presentations for feedback has really helped me grow my confidence and become familiar with adapting to feedback and time constraints. Its also been lovely working in an environment with like minded people.
We have Mock Interviews frequently with industry professionals from our future industries. We also have many evening with talks and guest lectures where industry come in to give talks or workshops which are supper helpful to build a network and ask advice from relevant people.
Lots of contact time but also a lot of time needed to complete course to a high standard. I appreciate this though as support is never far away.
Its In Centreal london, everything is around us, Food, Museums, entertainments, bars, gyms you name it! Our Partnered accommodation is also very accessible to the city and other options are available even closer.
Student Services offer great support for both mental and physical issues that may be impacting you and are easily accessible as they are on the first floor of our building. Counseling drop in sessions and short term CBT are also available which is great to have on campus. Tutors are very supportive and listen to our feedback on the course and are active on improving anything we feel doesnt work. They also offer lots of support VIA emails or can be found in their office out of contact time
I believe my overall experience so far has been rather good, but I do believe I struggle often with some of the programs that we need to use, and that University is very time consuming at some points especially when we have peer marking and retrospectives to write.
They recommend to create things like Art stations to upload your work to for people to see. They also provide trips to studios or meetings with developers.
I personally think that the teachers are acting like they are supposed to and I like the most how they provide help to everyone whenever they can. The least thing I don't like is some of the tutorials are hard to follow at times and it takes me a while to grab on.
I believe the facilities are well organised and that I admire how you can go into another room during another class to use a computer if it's free. However the coffee/tea area lacks a biscuit tin which I think would be a great idea!
Unfortunately for where I live it takes just under 2 hours to get to this university. Although this is quite far I do enjoy being at this university to compensate for being so far away. I am glad that I decided to take this course instead of the course that was offered at my local college. Although I have struggled with the majority of work so far, I have made sure to give it my all and currently enjoying my time.
I think the help is offered well by everyone but some things could be improved like a 1 to 1 sessions with your tutor on a 3 month basis to see how people are doing
Overall, my university experience has been fun and I have learnt a lot. However the workload is different from A Levels, which took some getting used to.
We have people from the industry come in to view our works. Our tutors are also from the industry. There are also trips to conventions where new films and games are being shown.
The courses we do are fun and interactive, and cover a range of topics in the first year. However, some programs are tricky to use.
There are lots of computer suites with many computers, there are good spaces for seating and making coffee. There is a cafe that is also good
Yes, Escape Studios is in the middle of central London. There are food shops extremely close and Oxford Street is only a few minutes away by tube.
Tutor feedback is constant in lesson as you can ask for help. You can also email them if you're struggling. Student Services is a little confusing to work with as you can only query them via email.
It is good so far. The facilities can be used even when I don't have a session on that day. I also have more freedom to work on my hobby projects, which is usually related to the course I'm doing.
At times the lecture can make me feel sleepy, but if interesting enough, I'll be able to pay more attention.
Yes, I take two trains without having to change direction.
The feedback I get from the work I do is beneficial for me. They are constructive and help as a reference when working on something similar.
It has been a big step up from the standard of work expected from me in college but it has overall been a good experience both from an academic standpoint but also a social standpoint as i have made many new friends and met a lot more people
Escape teaches you not only the software and technical knowledge of the programs but also teaches you how to think logically and make decisions at a professional level
I like the way that most of the tutors are interactive and teach by showing you how to do things manually as opposed to exposition dumping information on to you in long paragraphs
There are some good restaurants around and forbidden planet so thats pretty cool, i commute so idk about accomodation
Student services are slow and often frustratingly inactive with their communications with students, however the tutors are pretty good
So far it has been very good. I like the content that we have been taught. The support is also very good. We learnt quite alot of different things from the different modules
It teaches you relevant stuff, and we are told a lot about industry by our tutors
It is very interesting to learn, and is sometimes hard
They are really good, and help a lot with the course
IT's far from where I live, but it is good in terms of its location to the industry
They are all really good
Good for learning and understanding the course. The tutors are helpful with the studio assistant. It has made learning easier and it has become very helpful for me to get the most out of it.
The experience was pretty good overall and definitely gave me the basis to face the industry out there. I would say that the only issues I faced in these three years is that sometimes some of the topic thought are redundant. I would personally spend more time teaching new stuff and skills instead of repeating the same thing in different ways.
My university special skill is definitely connect all of us to the industry. It gives us so many opportunities to meet recruiters and VFX companies members through special event organized thorough the year.
The thing I like the most is anything Nuke related, and that is connected to Compositing. I like the technical part where they illustrate us how to use certain techniques such as Keying, Grading, integrations. The thing I like the least is definitely when they don’t go in depth of the topic taught, sometimes they tell us to go a research ourselves.
The facilities provided by my university are quite good. From a scale of 1 to 10 I would go for a 7, since there are few problems regarding space and availability of computers .
The location of the university is perfect, in the heart of London, and very close to any central attraction. It’s close to any kind of food budgeting choice any students could have , from Sainsbury’s to Mc Donald’s .
I think the feedbacks are pretty constant and I really love the way they always give advises to make something look even better.