Pearson College London

Pearson College London

Visual Effects Production (3D)

Want to create mind-blowing effects, the kind that leave audiences in awe? Are you serious about kick-starting your career in visual effects? With our MA qualification in 3D for visual effects you’ll learn how.

We've teamed up with the University of Bradford to create a course that goes beyond even our regular 3D for visual effects training programme. Combining the exceptional level of Escape tuition with a fully accredited formal MA 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.

With 3D VFX you can create something out of nothing, making the impossible possible. From cinema to music videos and television production, visual effects are everywhere. Modelling, texturing, lighting, tracking and rendering - these are every 3D artists' mantra and are the skills you’ll learn on this course. Although, unlike our 12-week course, you’ll be asked to take this a step further and demonstrate advanced knowledge of 3D VFX production technologies and their use in a production environment.

During this 11 month course you will learn a range of complex 3D VFX 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 3D VFX production technologies and their use in a production environment. But don't worry, you'll receive all the training and knowledge you need from us here at our state of the art studios!

Entry requirements

  • Undergraduate degree (or an equivalent) qualification
  • Have a good grasp of the English language (IELTS level 6.0 or equivalent is required)

Course modules

The MA Visual Effects Production (3D) is a 45 week course including 18 weeks of class-based study time, 12 weeks remotely directed study and a 15 week remotely directed final project.

  • 3D foundation
  • Visual effects
  • Visual effects tools and techniques
  • Advanced 3D for visual effects
  • Visual effects project
  • Visual effects production project


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 17,500 per (home fees) 11 months

Campus details

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

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