What will I learn?

Take your skills to the highest level and become the master of Compositing with our postgraduate course.

The MA Visual Effects Production (Compositing) programme is designed to give you both practical training and a globally recognised postgraduate qualification.

You’ll study at our state of the art studios for 18 weeks, learning how to use 2D tools, exploring stereoscopic compositing and understanding how 2D and 3D VFX integrate. The remainder of the course is working on two major projects, where you will apply the techniques you have learnt to a brief. You will receive regular contact with your tutors and have two great resources that will act as a visual CV for future employers.

Studios are crying out for skilled Compositors. We will help you stand out from the crowd with a Masters qualification validated by the University of Kent, a portfolio of advanced work and the technical skills you need to get hired.

Our talented compositing tutors have worked within the industry so you get to learn from the inside out! Plus, we work with industry professionals on all of our postgraduate courses so you'll hear directly from someone who's working in the industry and get feedback on your work from a pro.

Why choose this course

This course is hands-on. You’ll be in the studio, working on high-spec hardware to master 2D skills. We have no more than 13 students in a class so you’ll get plenty of 1-2-1 time with your tutor.

Experienced tutors. You can’t teach what you don’t know, so that’s why we employ the best. All of our tutors have worked in the industry, plus you’ll have industry feedback sessions. Top studios including The Mill, DNEG, Industrial Light & Magic and Rushes partnered with us for previous compositing courses.

There’s high demand for skilled compositors and we can help you connect with studios and find roles. Escape Studios is well regarded in the industry and you’ll become part of our creative, vibrant, well-connected and global community of Escapees.

AfterCare to help you get hired. Our alumni AfterCare package will help you polish your showreel and find the right job - with access to showreel clinics, studio access for 12 months and use of tons of resources on our VLE.

You'll study in an environment that mirrors industry standards from day one, to give you a true taste of life in the workplace.

You'll graduate with a globally recognised MA qualification from the University of Kent. Known as the UK’s European University, the University of Kent is ranked 23rd in The Guardian University Guide 2017.

Where will this get me?

Compositors are the masters of make-believe, responsible for creating the illusion of reality. They compose the final image in a VFX or motion picture sequence, creating VFX that make the impossible, possible.

All of our courses will be running in 2021, regardless of the COVID-19 situation - whilst conforming to government guidelines. We will be delivering our daytime short courses and postgraduate degrees in our studios, with the option to study live online for those who prefer. Our evening short courses will be running live online only until further notice. We are committed to providing you with an authentic student experience, whether it be in the studio or online in one of our virtual classrooms.

Which department am I in?

Escape Studios

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£17,995.00 (US$ 24,607) per year
Fees are indicative for the students who looking to study in the UK and should be used as a guide only. Please contact to the admissions office for more details.

This is a fixed fee
Start date

21 March 2022


Escape Studios

190 High Holborn,


WC1V 7BH, England

Online/Distance with attendance (1 year)

Tuition fees
To be confirmed
Start date

Expected January, February, September, October, November 2022


Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom


Entry requirements

For international students

An undergraduate honours degree in Art and Design, Architecture, Computing or Engineering-related subjects. Applicants without a degree who have significant industry experience in VFX or related creative subjects will be considered. Suitable applicants will be asked to submit a creative portfolio. Students need to have an 6.5 IELTS (with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading and Writing and 5.5 in Speaking and Listening); Internet-based TOEFL: 90 Overall including at least 22 in Reading, 21 in Writing, 21 in Listening and 23 in Speaking.

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