MA Storyboarding and Previsualisation

Escape Studios
Course summary
Postgraduate Education
1 year
15,450 - 17,995 GBP
Full time
Postgraduate Education
Course Dates
Online courses
15,450 GBP

17,995 GBP
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Course description

MA Storyboarding and Previsualisation

Reveal your inner visual organiser

The past decade has seen a rapid expansion in the creation of film, television, interactive entertainment and computer games. Hardly any piece of digital media is produced today that has not at some time been visualised by a Storyboard Artist or Previs Artist using a combination of traditional tools, such as storyboards, and modern digital tools, such as previsualisation software.

The need for well-qualified professionals to take a lead in developing and exploiting traditional skills such as drawing, and combining these with new computer graphics technologies, will continue to grow. That’s where our new MA comes in, by giving you the skills and knowledge to take a leading role in this in-demand field.

You’ll study the ins and outs of traditional and modern storyboarding and previsualisation techniques, from character design and performance to editing techniques, to cinematography and sound design.

The course has been developed with industry professionals and is taught by industry-experienced tutors. Plus, we work with industry professionals on all of our daytime courses so you'll hear directly from someone who's working in the industry and get feedback on your work from a pro.

Suitability - Who should attend?

An undergraduate honours degree with a significant component in the field of animation or related discipline, or with a background in art or computer graphics.

We're also happy to consider applicants without a degree if you have significant industry experience in the field of animation, illustration, fine art or a related area.

We'll ask suitable applicants to submit a creative portfolio and attend an interview.

English Language requirements

If your first language is not English you may need to complete an English language test, such as a Pearson English language test (PTE Academic) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, to demonstrate you have the language skills needed to complete your degree. All our courses are taught in English.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

Training Course Content

  • Module 1 (unit 1-7) - Introduction to Storyboarding
    • The foundations and theories of writing, creativity and storyboarding
    • Different storyboarding techniques and their application
    • Cinematography, 3D layout and the use of cameras
    • Design and character in storyboarding
    • The video production pipeline from concept to script to final output
  • Module 2 (unit 8-12) - Advanced Storyboarding
    • Mime and pantomime
    • Storyboards, storytelling
    • Editing techniques
    • Camera, continuity and cutting
  • Module 3 (unit 13-18) - Previsualisation
    • Creating and animating basic 3D assets
    • 3D cinematography
    • Character and creature performance
    • Previsualisation editing techniques
    • Sound design
  • Module 4 - Studio Project
  • Module 5 - Production Project

Why choose Escape Studios

In 2020 over 80% of VFX, 100% of Animation and over 80% of their Game Art undergraduate students have had their student projects nominated for awards.

36 Escapees (alumni) worked on No Time to Die, 47 worked on Avengers: Endgame, and 24 worked on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

In 2021, they hosted over 70 mock interviews with the likes of MPC, DNEG, Aardman, Blue Zoo and Creative Assembly.


  • Tuition fees for on-campus: £17,995 per year
  • Tuition fees for live online: £15,450 per year

Continuing Studies

On completion of the course, you will graduate with a postgraduate qualification subject to validation by the University of Kent, the technical skills required by the industry and a portfolio full of your best work, meaning you’re ready to aim for a number of career opportunities.

Storyboard Artist or Previs Artist often start on junior roles but can rise to become mid-level and senior roles or can even go on to work as Animators and switch between the roles and some may even find themselves following the footsteps of their fellow Producers and Directors, further on down the line.

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Escape Studios

Escape Studios offers undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in Visual Effects (VFX), Game Art, Animation and Motion Graphics. Whether you are looking to take your first step into the Creative industries, develop your professional skills or give you that much...

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190 High Holborn
WC1V 7BH London

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