Pearson College London

Pearson College London

Compositing for Visual Effects

What is compositing? Well it's visual effects for a start. Compositors are the masters of make-believe. Responsible for composing the final image in a VFX or motion picture sequence, this is how we create the illusion of reality. Without compositing, we’d be looking at the gaudy wires that support actors during action sequences or shots lacking atmosphere and composition.

As a Compositor, you’re the person who makes sure the shot meets the artistic brief set by the Director. You naturally look at the finer detail, checking whether that ‘minute detail’ looks right in the scene - and if not, why not? This department is where the real magic happens through a variety of creative and technical processes; and it takes highly skilled, creative individuals to make it happen.

We've teamed up with the University of Bradford to create a course that goes beyond even our regular compositing courses. Combining the exceptional level of Escape tuition with a fully accredited formal Postgraduate qualification, that offers you the highest level of theoretical knowledge and practical, vocational training to help you secure your first job in the VFX industry.

During this 22 week course you will learn a range of complex compositing techniques and submit five assignments which will be reviewed by both your Escape tutors and the University of Bradford. For each assignment you will be required to produce a final piece of project work and a supporting report which documents your work. Throughout the course you’ll be asked to demonstrate advanced knowledge of 2D VFX production technologies and their use in a production environment

Entry requirements

  • Already hold an undergraduate degree (or an equivalent) qualification
  • Have a good grasp of the English language (IELTS level 6.5 or equivalent is required)

Course modules

  • Compositing 1
  • Compositing 2
  • Visual effects tools and techniques


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Full-time £ 12,975 per (home fees) 22 weeks

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Escape Studios London W14 0DA London

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