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What to expect at an Escape Studios Open Day

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Open days are a great opportunity to get a feel for the institution, meet your prospective lecturers, and most importantly, answer as many questions as possible that you might have. The day is designed so you make the most out of your visit and to provides you with insight into what life is like as a student at Escape Studios.

Welcome talk
The welcome talk consists of a brief overview of Escape Studios, the history behind our institution, and why we’re different to more traditional university choices. This will provide a foundational understanding of what Escape Studios is about and what we have to offer, including our state of the art studio facilities, industry partners as well as industry professionals as lecturers. The talk is usually delivered by the Dean of Escape Studios, Dr. Ian Palmer!

Portfolio talk

As part of the application process, you’ll need to provide us your portfolio of work that you have been working on to show us that you have the relevant skills and creativity to succeed in the course (you’ll get to show us your portfolio during your Creative Workshop). The talk will consist of helpful tips on what to include within your portfolio as well as how it will be integrated within the workshop that you must attend. Click here to download a Creative Portfolio guide.

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Industry talk

The industry talk panel consists of professionals within the gaming, animation or visual effects industries. This is an opportunity for you to gain insight into the different career options available and ask as many questions as possible that you may have!

Subject talks

The subject talks will be led by professors and subject leaders here at Escape Studios who will be teaching during the lectures and seminars. They will provide insight into the modules you will be studying as well as how they are assessed.


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Real demonstrations

As part of the day, we would like to immerse you in what it is like to be an Escape student. This means testing out our facilities and equipment - which can include VR headsets and gaming stations that we have, as well as work of past students to give you an idea of the quality of work you will produce by the end of your degree. There will also be the opportunity to talk to current students to gain a perspective on how they are finding the course and tips on portfolio submissions.

For more information visit our website or watch our Open Days video.

What to expect at an Escape Studios Open Day
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