Undergraduate admissions

We look for passionate students and encourage applicants from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Each application is considered carefully on its individual merits. If you have any questions, you can contact the team. We're here to help!

Minimum requirements

  • GCSE English at grade 4/C or equivalent

  • GCSE Maths at grade 4/C or equivalent (BSc/MSci courses only)

  • Have or be predicted to pass a minimum of two A Levels or equivalent (32 UCAS points).

Conditional offers are based on individuals' predicted grades up to a maximum of 120 UCAS points.

If you don't have traditional qualifications, contact the Admissions Team at admissions@escapestudios.ac.uk or +44 (0) 207 190 4013 and we'll be happy to discuss your options.

Creative workshop tasks (2023 entry)

Once we've received your UCAS application, you’ll be invited to attend a creative workshop. We take students who have the talent to succeed, and we know the best way to judge this is not necessarily by a set of academic grades. Your performance at the creative workshop will determine whether we can offer you a place.

  • BA/MArt applicants take part in a review of your creative portfolio with some of our tutors. Check out some guidance for putting your portfolio together in our Creative Portfolio Guide.

  • BSc/MSci applicants take part in a 10-minute technical breakdown exercise, a short group discussion based around the effects or animation in your favourite film/video game/TV series.

  • All applicants will work in small teams on a creative brief; coming up with ideas, bringing them to life, responding to feedback and working together to present the team's ideas.

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
IELTS6.5 IELTS (with a minimum of 6.0 in Reading and Writing and 5.5 in Speaking and Listening)
PTE62 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

Unfortunately, we’re currently unable to accept applications from international students who would require a student visa to enrol onto our undergraduate courses. This may change in the future.

You should submit your application via UCAS. Our institution code is P34 and our institution name is Escape Studios.

If we make you an offer for a place on the programme, you will need to agree to our terms and conditions for your place on the course to be secured.

Take a look at our application and admissions process.

Once you've applied through UCAS to one of our undergraduate programmes, you’ll be invited to a creative workshop.

Unlike open days, creative workshops are specifically for applicants. You’ll take part in a fun team exercise and our tutors will review your portfolio. You’ll have plenty of time to prepare and we’ll send you advice beforehand.

We want to find out more about you and your motivation for your chosen subject. We’re friendly and welcoming (we promise!) and our creative workshops are very much a two-way process. On the day, you’ll be able to ask us questions, chat to students and check out our awesome industry-style facilities!

Travel bursary

We’re committed to admitting the best students regardless of their background. We offer travel bursaries for eligible students to help access our creative workshops.

While other institutions might make you an unconditional offer based on your application, we don’t believe this is best for you in the long run.

What do I need to do to receive an offer from Escape Studios?

Show us you're a creative person through your performance at the creative workshop. Talk about your inspiration, listen to others, help your team be creative and you’re on track to receive an offer as we’ll know you’re the right person to join us and do well.

Why is my conditional offer higher than your minimum grade requirements?

Your predicted grades are set by your teachers who know you best and an indication of what they think you’re capable of. We match your offer condition to your predicted grades up to 120 UCAS points because we want you to achieve the best you can. It also shows you can deliver to expectations, something we’ll ask you to do regularly. If you could get A*A*A*, then get it! You will be proud of yourself.

What if I don’t meet my predicted grades?

We know not everything in life goes as planned. This is why we meet all our applicants to review your work. If something goes wrong and you don’t achieve your predicted grades, get in touch and speak to us before assuming the worst. You’re more than a set of exam results to us. We’ll use your portfolio (if applicable) and performance at the creative workshop to make our decision. We may even give you a call to check everything is OK.

Tuition fees 

Fees for September 2023 and September 2024 entry: £9,250

The tuition fee will not change during the academic year. However, the tuition fees for subsequent years of your programme are likely to increase, in line with the limits set by the Office for Students.

We will update the tuition fee amount on our website, and where there is a discrepancy between a printed publication (e.g. prospectus) and the website, the website should be taken as correct. 

Tuition fee loans

Tuition fee loans are from the Student Finance companies for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Money is sent directly to us to pay your tuition fees. If you're a full-time student, you may be eligible to get a loan of the full amount to pay for your tuition fees.

Maintenance fee loans

If you’re studying full-time, you may also apply for a Maintenance Loan to help with living costs. The amount you get depends on your household income and you’ll get money at the start of each term. You may be entitled to extra funding if you’re from a low-income household, you have children or dependents, you have a disability or you’re a care leaver.

Repayments of your Tuition Fee Loan or Maintenance Loan begin in the April following your graduation, provided that your gross income is over a set threshold. If you’re employed, your repayments will be calculated by your employer and taken directly from your salary. Then at the end of the tax year, they’ll be sent to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC).

Scholarships and bursaries

We want to make sure that talented students with potential can succeed on our degrees, regardless of financial situation. That’s why we offer a range of scholarships and bursaries.

Our undergraduate scholarships are developed with iconic industry professionals and offer the opportunity to be hand-picked by some of the biggest names in the industry. You'll automatically be considered for one of our full tuition fee scholarships if you apply before the UCAS equal consideration deadline and pass one of our creative workshops.

Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA)

Students who have a learning difficulty, health problem or disability may be eligible for funding support from the government. Please check your status and find out more information on the government website.


We offer simple, affordable payment plans to help you spread the cost of your tuition fees. To find out more please contact our Admissions Team admissions@escapestudios.ac.uk.

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.

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

If on the rare occasion an applicant experiences a problem with the admissions process, they should normally first raise the matter with the Admissions Team admissions@escapestudios.ac.uk.

If an informal discussion does not resolve the situation, complaints should be put in writing to the Admissions Manager at admissionscomplaints@escapestudios.ac.uk. If an applicant wishes to appeal against an application outcome, they should complete our Appeal against an Admissions decision form.