Pearson College London

Introduction

We're a small intimate college offering a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and short courses. Part of Pearson, a FTSE 100 company, we pride ourselves on offering a unique, suportive and close-knit environment, where everyone can succeed. Our mission is to help the learners of today become the innovators, inventors, creators, entrepreneurs and leaders of tomorrow.

Pearson College London: The New Way.

Hand in hand with industry experts, we create truly unique graduates with degrees and learnings that matter today, and tomorrow. We believe people are this world's greatest natural resource. People power industry, industry fuels innovation, and innovation drives progress - empowered people change the world.

We constantly find new ways to design, develop and deliver courses and curriculum, hand in hand with industry leaders, academic experts and students, to create truly unique graduates; graduates who are well read, road tested and ready for tomorrow's world, today.

The Only FTSE 100 Education

Pearson College London launched in 2012 and as part of Pearson, we’re the only FTSE 100 company delivering degrees in the UK. We're expert at designing and delivering degrees relevant to the real world, so our students graduate with the skills and experience they need to get hired, and the determination to get ahead.

As a FTSE 100 company we have an inherent understanding of the modern business environment and employer needs. Staying true to our vision of the future means learning from the past, embracing the present, and anticipating the future. We achieve this by working closely with pioneering industry leaders who can help us shape the learning, and the futures, of our students.

Publisher, Author, Examiner

We’re not just any FTSE 100 company. Pearson PLC is a global publishing and education company headquartered in London. It is the largest education company and the largest book publisher in the world. As specialists in education, we work with an enviable range of highly respected academics, with an academic heritage dating back over 150 years. Both the industry and academic perspectives are in our DNA, making us unique within Higher Education.

Classroom to Boardroom Course Delivery: A New Way to Learn

Our commitment to academia and industry is most prevalent in our course delivery. Our students don’t just learn about their area of study, they gain experience from, and get access to, the best of the best in their chosen field both in the classroom and in our partner companies – it’s the only way to learn.

Our industry and employer partners include:

  • Fox International Channels
  • Unilever
  • Direct Line Group
  • Salesforce
  • Savills
  • Twinings

And a range of visual effects (VFX) studios such as:

  • The Mill
  • Framestore
  • BlueBolt
  • MPC
  • Glassworks

Employability and Guaranteed Internships

We leverage our industry partnerships to ensure our students have every opportunity to put their learning directly into practice during, and after, their time at Pearson College London.

We know how important internships are, so all our full-time Business School students are guaranteed at least one internship as part of their studies, subject to academic performance. This helps them to improve their CV and confidence, put their learning into practice, explore their career options, build great contacts and improve their prospects. We’re here to help our students do more than just graduate.

Our students get one-to-one careers coaching, support, guaranteed internships, company-based mentors, advice and feedback from their very first day.

Academic and Industry Validated We received the highest possible rating for the quality of our education in the last Quality Assurance Assessment (QAA).

Academia and industry stand together, shoulder to shoulder, as champions of the rigour and engagement required to ensure our graduates are ready for the world of work.

Our degrees place equal emphasis on academic rigour and employer engagement ensuring our graduates are ready for the world of work. We work with leading employers and industry to create degrees that respond to their needs.

Academic quality is of paramount importance to us – that’s why our Business and Enterprise degrees are validated by Royal Holloway and Bedford New College – a traditional red brick university recently ranked in the top 1% of all Universities in the World by the Times Higher University World Rankings. Our Business Management degree programmes are validated by Ashridge, the world-leading Business School, and our partnership addresses the gap between graduate skills and industry needs, offering a suite of innovative and industry connected undergraduate programmes.

Many of our courses are accredited or developed alongside the industry's leading professional bodies. Here are just some of our affiliations:

  • Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

Academics Who Can, Practitioners Who Do

Our students learn from leading academics and industry professionals at the top of their game. Our enterprising academics are actively involved in industry, so they mentor our students too, and give them a real insight into their chosen career or sector.

Hailing from some of the best education institutions and most successful businesses and organisations in the UK and the world, our teachers have not only been behind some of the best new talent in their field, but have an impressive array of achievements from the time practicing what they preach.

Our teaching content is built around intelligence we gather from employers, current trends and the College’s highly applied and personalised approach. This way we always know what employers are looking for.

In addition to lectures and seminars, students also attend a range of workshops and industry days which are delivered by our industry partners such as ATOS, L’Oreal, Merril Lynch and NBC News. This ensures our students have the practical application for theoretical study, gets them thinking creatively, and means that our students make connections and have contacts they can call upon in the future.

Alumni Achievement: Supporting Students Long After Graduation

Our alumni have worked with some of the most famous companies in the world. The results are examples of excellence that will stand the test of time and will be used to teach future graduates what success looks like. 80% of Escapees have gone on to work in their chosen area of study.

Upon completing their course our students automatically become members of the Pearson College Alumni Association, an exclusive community. The Pearson College Alumni Association offers a unique worldwide network of past students and a range of alumni benefits that draw on the College's resources – throughout the year alumni receive invitations to free events and reunions, professional networking and continued career support.

Business Minded Admissions and Assessment

We assess potential students on the merit of their academic achievement, the value of their experience AND their ambitions through an interview and assessment process that borrows from the old, the new, and the future.

We’re looking for students with lots of ability and a real passion for their chosen subject. We consider every application on its individual merits and we’re happy to consider a wide range of academic, vocational and professional qualifications, as well as work and life experience. We therefore offer assessment-based entry to assess each student’s potential to succeed on their chosen course.

Once a student has made an application we invite them to sit an interview and carry out some assessments at an Applicant Day. The assessments vary, depending on the chosen discipline, but they may include evaluation of the student’s personal portfolio, a creative assignment, an online Critical Thinking test, a Core Abilities test and an essay on a subject relevant to the chosen degree.

We interview all our applicants because we genuinely want to find out more about them, and their motivation for their chosen subject. The important thing for us is their potential, and that they have what it takes to succeed and thrive on their course, beyond their predicted grades and personal statement.

Student Led

We are as serious about our student’s futures as we are about our future students. Our students are the focus and the fuel for everything we do. They inspire the innovation and creativity at the heart of all we teach today and how we will teach tomorrow. Our students get the chance to talk to us regularly, face-to-face and one-to-one, and their studies evolve around what they want to achieve. Pearson College London also offers the best applicants a unique opportunity to become a Student Co-Creator. In return for full payment of their tuition fees, these students are asked to engage with all areas of the College including degree design, marketing and recruitment.

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MA Game Art

Campus Full time 11  January 2017 United Kingdom London

Our exciting MA Game Art has been created as a response to industry demand for new creative talent and is focused on developing and nurturing your skills and creativity in preparation for a career as a game artist. [+]

The UK’s Games industry is world leading and strategically important to the future of the Creative Industries in the UK. Games are everywhere and have grown from being mainly based on PCs and consoles to be common on phones, tablets and the web. They cut across all groups of players and by some measures the industry is bigger than the film industry. *THIS COURSE IS SUBJECT TO VALIDATION Programme Overview Our exciting MA Game Art has been created as a response to industry demand for new creative talent and is focused on developing and nurturing your skills and creativity in preparation for a career as a game artist. This year-long programme will allow you to develop your skills whilst working on collaborative projects just as you will in the industry. With our excellent industry links and guidance from our partners, you will benefit from learning the principles behind the creation of environments, interfaces and visual effects to a professional standard as well as the practical vocational experience needed to secure a job. A key feature of this programme is the study of the games industry itself, providing you with the knowledge and understanding of current and emerging business models. This will allow to progress either an artist in an established studio or as an independent developer creating your own game. Graduates of our 12 week Game Art course have gone onto work at companies including: Rockstar Travellers Tales Ubisoft Lionhead Studios Codemasters Rebellion Bossa Studios Playground Games Splash Damage Frontier Goodboydigital Graduates of this programme will likely progress to roles including: Game environment artists Game effects artists Indie game developers Level designers Games artist Programme Structure: Our MA Game Art involves 5 key modules: Mobile/web game art & design Console/PC game art & design Advanced game VFX Collaborative game development project Major individual project Entry Requirements An undergraduate honours degree in Art and Design, Architecture, Computing or Engineering-related subjects. Applicants without a degree who have significant industry experience in Game Art or related creative subjects will be considered. Suitable applicants will be asked to submit a creative portfolio and attend an interview. English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent [-]

MA Visual Effects Production (3D)

Campus Full time 11  September 2017 United Kingdom London

This course is designed to give you practical, vocational training and a fully-accredited MA qualification, so you won't just graduate, you'll graduate as a highly-skilled, highly-creative VFX professional. [+]

WOULD YOU LOVE TO CREATE MIND-BLOWING AND AWARD-WINNING VISUAL EFFECTS (VFX)? This course is designed to give you practical, vocational training and a fully-accredited MA qualification, so you won't just graduate, you'll graduate as a highly-skilled, highly-creative VFX professional. We've teamed up with the University of Bradford to bring you a programme that goes beyond our regular 3D for VFX courses. Giving you advanced, up-to-date skills in state-of-the-art 3D VFX technologies and techniques, and an in-depth understanding of how they're used in real-world production environments. WHY ESCAPE STUDIOS, PEARSON COLLEGE LONDON? Learn from award-winning industry professionals and experienced industry-focused tutors; our tutors have not only been behind some of the best new talent in their field, but have an impressive array of achievements from their time practicing what they preach All graduates produce an industry-standard showreel as an output of their course State-of-the-art, studio-style facilities in a great London location Ongoing alumni support following graduation - our 2000+ alumni are spread far and wide enjoying careers at the best studios in the business Free online primer course - bring your foundation skills up to speed before you start Access Escape's Virtual Learning Environment for free extra resources to support your training - throughout your course and for 12 months after you graduate Get help and advice on your CV, showreel and job applications Our small class sizes ensure that we deliver a personalised, student-led approach to learning Sign up for free Autodesk software when you join our Autodesk Education Community Enjoy flexible learning with 18 weeks of classroom study, 12 weeks of online learning with a mentor and a 15 week final project, completed online with a mentor WHAT YOU'LL LEARN YOU'LL STUDY SIX KEY MODULES INCLUDING: 3D Foundation Visual Effects Advanced 3D for Visual Effects 3D VFX Tools and Technology Visual Effects Project Visual Effects Production Project WE'LL ALSO GIVE YOU SOFTWARE TRAINING IN: Autodesk Maya Adobe Photoshop Autodesk Mudbox/ZBrush 3DEqualizer NUKE Matchmover Renderman Houdini WHAT KIND OF VFX ROLES WILL THIS PROGRAMME PREPARE YOU FOR? Here are just some of the roles you'll be ready for: VFX Generalist Effects Technical Director (TD) Lighting Technical Director (TD) Matchmove Artist/Technical Director (TD) WE BELIEVE THAT WHEN COMPANIES AND HIGHER EDUCATION WORK IN TANDEM THEY BECOME A POWERFUL ENGINE FOR INNOVATION AND ECONOMIC GROWTH. We work with industry to push the frontiers of knowledge and every aspect of your study will be shaped by the employers we work with. As a business ourselves, we have close relationships with an impressive array of organisations and you’ll be able to learn directly from them. So you’ll not only discover academic knowledge, but how to put that knowledge into practice, in the real world. HOW WE WORK WITH EMPLOYERS Many aspects of your degree will be delivered directly by our industry partners. You’ll also be invited to visit their workplaces, giving you an amazing insight into all kinds of work environments. MODULE DEVELOPMENT Employers are closely involved in developing individual modules and the learning resources that go with them. That means you’ll learn directly from experienced practitioners, as well as leading academics. It also helps to make sure your learning is relevant to industry and full of real-world experience and ideas. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS An undergraduate honours degree in Art and Design, Architecture, Computing or Engineering-related subjects. We're also happy to consider applicants without a degree if you have significant industry experience in VFX or related fields. We'll ask suitable applicants to submit a creative portfolio and attend an interview. ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. [-]

MA Visual Effects Production (Compositing)

Campus Full time 11  August 2017 United Kingdom London

This course is designed to give you practical, vocational training and a fully-accredited MA qualification, so you'll have everything you need to start your career as a highly-skilled, highly-creative visual effects (VFX) professional. [+]

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS? This course is designed to give you practical, vocational training and a fully-accredited MA qualification, so you'll have everything you need to start your career as a highly-skilled, highly-creative visual effects (VFX) professional. We've teamed up with the University of Bradford to bring you a programme that goes beyond our regular compositing courses, to give you advanced, up-to-date skills in state-of-the-art VFX production technologies and processes, and an in-depth understanding of VFX from every angle, both in theory and in the real world of industry. ABOUT THE PROGRAMME Over the last decade, the use of computer-based imagery in film, television, interactive entertainment and computer games has expanded rapidly. In fact, almost all visual media produced today has involved a computer at some point in its creation. That means there's a real need for well-qualified, creative professionals to lead, inspire, develop and exploit the potential of new and existing computer graphics technologies, now and in the future. EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES The scope of this fast-moving field grows every day, both in terms of technology and applications. It makes for a vibrant industry, but it also makes it hard to develop these areas to an advanced level on undergraduate courses. This programme is designed to answer that, giving the industry the specialists they need. Specialists who approach visual effects (VFX) with out-of-the-box creative approaches combined with maturity. GRADUATE CAREER-READY You won't just learn how to use technology, you'll discover how to experiment and develop the kind of real-world skills you'll need for your career, in areas like project management, research and problem-solving. From a foundation in Compositing to more advanced creative and technological skills, we'll give you everything you need to graduate studio-ready and create award-winning VFX. Best of all, you'll be ready to jump into a VFX company at a variety of levels, and because the industry is changing so fast, more and more studios are looking for Compositors with the skills you'll get from this MA. LEARN FROM THE INDUSTRY We work alongside an impressive list of industry partners, so you'll also get the practical professional experience you need, as well as a real understanding of the fundamental principles behind VFX and the different business models used by studios. WHAT YOU'LL LEARN YOU'LL STUDY SIX KEY MODULES INCLUDING: Compositing 1 Compositing 2 Advanced Compositing for Visual Effects 2D VFX Tools and Technology Visual Effects Project Visual Effects Production Project WE'LL ALSO GIVE YOU SOFTWARE TRAINING IN: NUKE Silhouette Hiero/Hiero Studio Mocha HERE ARE JUST SOME OF THE ROLES YOU'LL BE READY FOR: Rotoscope Artist Paint and Prep Artist - procedural and paint rig removal Junior Compositor Entry requirements An undergraduate honours degree in Art and Design, Architecture, Computing or Engineering-related subjects. We're also happy to consider applicants without a degree if you have significant industry experience in VFX or related fields. We'll ask suitable applicants to submit a creative portfolio and attend an interview. English language requirements IELTS 6.0 or equivalent. [-]

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