Escape Studios Expands Horizons With Launch of US Website

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Nov 01, 2010 -- Today, Escape Studios, one of the most successful and well-respected CG academies in the world, launches its US-specific website and line of mentored distance learning courses. The expansion will support the growing number of international students and the industry's increasing demand for computer graphics talent all over the world.

Escape Studios website will enhance US students' ability to learn, engage with tutors and collaborate with fellow students. It also lays the foundation for the academy's international expansion before Dominic Davenport, CEO and founder of Escape Studios, moves to the US and opens a campus in Los Angeles during 2011.

The US website includes an e-learning engine that facilitates superior interactions between students and tutors, making the online learning experience faithful to the calibre of learning associated with Escape Studios. Security measures also enable students to work with peers on projects, privately communicate with tutors, and submit assignments. Social networks like Facebook and Twitter are integrated for peer collaboration and networking.

"We're pleased to expand our focus by launching the US website and duplicating the success we've seen in the UK," said Davenport. "With the US website, Escape Studios will prepare US students for thriving careers in the CG industry and continue its contributions to an exciting and growing profession."

"Escape Studios is a high-caliber, well-known educational facility that has had a noticeable impact on the Visual Effects Industry in London. It is greatly respected by many major studios in the industry for producing high-quality artists. The CG industry in the United States is always looking for new and fresh talent, and Escape Studios could be instrumental in providing this to the competitive market," said Afonso Salcedo, a Lighting Artist at Pixar Animation Studios. "As a graduate of Escape Studios, I am an example of what an education there can do for aspiring artists. I am honored to be a member of the Advisory Board."

As part of its expansion, Escape has added new US-based people to its advisory board, including Salcedo and John Leonti of The Mill.

About Escape Studios
Escape is one of the most successful and well-respected CG academies in the world. We're the proving ground for a new generation of computer graphics stars breaking into film, TV, games and commercials. We're a vibrant community of professional artists. We're a specialist creative recruitment agency for entertainment, advertising, architecture and manufacturing businesses. We're an authority on all things CG, offering informed opinions on cutting-edge creative, commercial and political issues. We are all of these things. We are Escape Studios.

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