Visual and media arts online education platform Smashcut secures $7 million in Series A funding
2021-08-16 17:24:10

Smashcut, the digital learning platform and content studio built to scale collaborative, online education for the visual and media arts announced that it has raised $7 million in Series A funding from Pearson Ventures, according to a statement.

Through this strategic investment, Smashcut will support Pearson College London’s Escape Studios.

Founded in 2016, Smashcut partners with universities and education brands to develop and deliver media-based online programs. The company said its platform combines learning content with a set of fully integrated features that power collaboration, communication, and creation -- all in one place.

Smashcut’s early customers include NYU Tisch School of the Arts. The company provides an NYU-branded platform and content development and production to bring the school’s online courses in filmmaking, screenwriting and branded storytelling to life.

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Escape Studios, a part of Pearson College London, uses Smashcut to develop and deliver online courses to complement their in-class programmes in games, animation, and VFX. Smashcut website shows that through Smashcut platform, Escape Studios will provide a course called Unreal Engine-Fundamentals in a 10-week online program that costs £1390.

 


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