Pearson College London

Pearson College London

Visual Effects Production (Compositing)

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.

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 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.

During this 11 Month 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 6.0 or equivalent is required)

Course modules

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

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