Video Games Art and Effects Production

Escape Studios
Course summary
Professional Training
18 weeks
12,760 - 15,950 GBP
Full time
Professional Training
Course Dates
Online courses
12,760 GBP

15,950 GBP
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Course description

Video Games Art and Effects Production

You’ve played the Game, now it’s time to create the Game!

Learn all you need to know about becoming a Games Artist with our 18 week Video Game Art and Effects Production course! You'll study the core principles as part of our 12 week programme, but develop your skills to an advance level via techniques such as simulations and dynamic meshes.

Our course has been designed to meet the demand for new creative talent as the UK's Games industry expands across mobile, PC and console. It focuses on developing your artistic skills and creativity as preparation for a career in the games industry, from world-building to work flows for magical effects.

Our industry advisors and partners have inputted into the design of the course to ensure you learn real world skills. You’ll get to grips with industry standard software such as Unreal Engine, ZBrush and Maya, as well as the practical vocational experience to secure a job in the games industry.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Aged 18 or over, a good understanding of written and spoken English.

Training Course Content

Unit 1 - Mobile / Web Development

  • Week 1: Introduction to modelling for Games
  • Week 2: Texturing for Video games
  • Week 3: Lighting and materials for mobile
  • Week 4: Mobile Game Art
  • Week 5: Lighting and baking for video games
  • Week 6: Animation workflows
  • Week 7: Interactivity and 3D

Unit 2 - Console / PC Development

  • Week 8: Introduction to Digital Sculpting
  • Week 9: PBR work-flows
  • Week 10: Game Engine Fundamentals
  • Week 11: World Building
  • Week 12: Advanced Game Engine

Unit 3 - Advanced Games FX and Technical Art

  • Week 13: Introduction to FX in games / Simulations
  • Week 14: Simulations / 3D / 2D fluids 2 engine
  • Week 15: Animation and Dynamic Meshes
  • Week 16: Advanced Materials
  • Week 17: Cascade and Particles
  • Week 18: Work-flows for magical and natural effects

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 (on-campus): £15,950
  • Tuition fees (live online): £12,760

Continuing Studies

The games industry is one of the most creative, diverse and exciting industries for a digital artist to work in today. As a games artist you could be creating stunning worlds, characters or props in styles ranging from the realistic to cartoony or anywhere in-between. One of the greatest things about being a games artist is that you never stop learning and are always looking at the latest techniques and tools which means the job never gets boring.

Some of the opportunities you will be able to consider on completion of the course include:

  • Environment Artist for Games
  • Lighting Artist for Games
  • Level Artist

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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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