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Escape Studios approved as a Rookies Certified School

Escape Studios has been approved and endorsed as a Rookies Certified School, an exclusive accolade that identifies international institutions that best prepare students for a career in the creative industries.

The Rookies has become the platform for aspiring new talent to showcase their digital imagery. It notably runs influential global awards to promote the best emerging talent from select schools across the world. This formal accreditation is awarded by invite-only to the very best schools that provide the most up-to-date and relevant industry training and education for students aspiring to work in creative media industries.  

The Rookies work with an independent panel to assess creative media and entertainment schools. The in-depth review process makes sure only the best schools are accepted, and the accolade remains exclusive. Some of the factors within the review process include: 

  • Alumni feedback and success stories
  • Graduate acceptance rates
  • Failities and resources
  • Relationship with industry
  • Studios that hire graduates
  • Quality of student work

As part of this accreditation, a profile for Escape Studios has been published on the Rookies site, which is available to view here.

Dr Ian Palmer, Dean of Escape Studios said: “We’re delighted to have been awarded this international accreditation by the Rookies, testament to the fantastic efforts of everyone here at Escape Studios, as well as many of our graduates who are enjoying international careers in the creative industries. 2020 has been a challenging year, however our staff and students have come together as a community, which has resulted in some outstanding work, as demonstrated in our recent showcase, and now this wonderful accolade from the Rookies.”

Escape Studios Rookies Certificate

Escape Studios offer undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses in Visual Effects (VFX), Game Art, Animation and Motion Graphics. Students get the opportunity to work in industry-style studios using the latest tools and techniques and working as part of a team on high quality creative projects. They have intensive, hands-on tutorials with industry-trained tutors, who alongside creative professionals will provide regular feedback on students’ work.

Find out more about Escape Studios here.

Games Art Tutor for the MA at Escape Studios. I have been teaching new creative talent for the past 10+ years, working worldwide at places including Alpha Channel and the University of Hertfordshire. I've also wrote numerous published books about Unreal Engine including; UDK Basics, Level Design and Documentation and UDK Games scenarios integratio as well creating game assets for the next generation consoles such as the racing game ‘Pacer’.

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