Postgraduate admissions

Find everything you need to apply to one of our masters degrees. We want to make sure you find the perfect fit for your next creative step, that’s why our Admissions Team are on hand to answer any question you may have.

Minimum requirements

An undergraduate honours degree in a relevant subject or significant industry experience.

Applicants without a degree who have significant industry experience in a related subject will be considered.

Suitable applicants will be asked to submit a creative portfolio. 

English language requirements

All our courses are taught in English. If your first language is not English, you may need to complete an English language test, such as a Pearson English language test (PTE Academic) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, to demonstrate you have the language skills needed to complete your degree.

QualificationScore required
IELTS 6.5 IELTS (with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading and Writing and 5.5 in Speaking and Listening)
PTE 62 including 60 in each subtest
Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency176 (with a minimum of 169 in Reading and Writing and 162 in Speaking and Listening)
Internet-based TOEFL90 Overall including at least 22 in Reading, 21 in Writing, 17 in Listening and 20 in Speaking

If you’d like to discuss your circumstances before applying, contact us on or +44 (0)203 441 1303.

To apply for a place on a postgraduate programme, you’ll need to fill in an online application form which can be found on each individual course page.

There’s no formal application deadline for most of our postgraduate courses, but some get very popular, so it’s best to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment. If your application is accepted, we'll ask you to submit a creative portfolio of work. Check out our creative portfolio guide to know what we expect to see in those.

We interview all students because we genuinely want to find out more about you, and your motivation for your chosen subject. The important thing for us is your potential, and that you have what it takes to succeed and thrive on your course.

A 20% Escapee discount is available on Postgraduate and Short Courses, click here for terms and conditions.

Our industry-experienced tutors have offered their top tips and advice on what to include in your portfolios when applying for one of our postgraduate courses. Check out our creative portfolio guide.

We want anyone with great creative potential to have the opportunity to succeed on our degrees. That’s why we offer an £8,000 scholarship to one applicant per discipline for each cohort of our postgraduate courses. 

You’ll automatically be considered for a scholarship if you apply for a postgraduate degree and submit a creative portfolio by the announced deadline (see dates below). Check out our creative portfolio guide to know what we expect to see in those.

Our tutors will pick a lucky winner for each course, based on portfolios and interviews and the following criteria:

  • your creative portfolio

  • your personal statement

  • your potential to excel on the degree programme.

Winners will be notified by email and phone approximately one month prior to the start of the course.

Postgraduate course Start date Application deadline (to be eligible for a scholarship)
MA 3D Animation 30th September 202419th August 2024
MA Game Art 20th May 20248th April 2024
MA Visual Effects Production (3D) 2nd April 202420th February 2024
MA Visual Effects Production (Compositing) 30th September 202419th August 2024
MA Character & Creature Creation 20th May 20248th April 2024

You can still apply for the course after the deadlines below (if spaces are available), but your application won't be eligible for a scholarship.

Contact our Admissions Team on or +44 (0)203 441 1303 for more information about scholarships and creative portfolios.

Currently you must be living and have the right to study in the UK to study a postgraduate degree on campus. International students can choose our live online mode of study. 

We are hoping to accept international students for on-campus study in the near future - sign up here to receive the latest updates on international applications.

As part of your application, you will need to agree to our terms and conditions before your place on the course can be secured.

Escape Studios has a validation agreement with the University of Kent. This means that our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees are awarded through the University of Kent. Their validation, combined with our industry-approved content ensures your qualification is rigorous and internationally recognised.

No teaching takes place at the University of Kent. All on-campus classes and the graduation ceremony will be held in London.