Escape Studios is a visual effects academy situated in High Holborn, London, offering short courses and degrees at undergraduate and postgraduate level, primary in Visual Effects (VFX), Game Art and Animation, with short courses available in Motion Graphics. Since the foundation of Escape Studios in 2002, more than 4,000 students have passed through its doors, moving into jobs in the animation and visual effects industries. In October 2013 Escape Studios was acquired by Pearson plc. Its industry partners include Framestore, The Mill, MPC, Electric Theatre Collective, Jellyfish Pictures, Bluebolt, Cinesite, DNeg and Milk. In 2012 Escape Studios launched the first VFX Festival in London, in partnership with MPC, Framestore and Cinesite.