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 academic 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 applicant's 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) 20 4570 5091 and we'll be happy to discuss your options.

Portfolio submission

Once we receive your UCAS application, you’ll be invited to submit an online portfolio of your work. We take students who have the talent to succeed, and we know the best way to judge this is not necessarily by just a set of academic grades. Our tutors will review your portfolio to determine whether we can offer you a place.

Your portfolio can be submitted to your applicant portal in the form of an online link (e.g. ArtStation, Google Drive, Dropbox etc.). You can also include an optional supporting statement (written, video or audio) to be reviewed with your portfolio.

Check out detailed guidance in our Undergraduate Portfolio Guide.

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
IELTSIELTS 6.0 (min. 6.0 in reading and writing and min. 5.5 in listening and speaking)
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

We are now able to sponsor international students to join our programmes on student visas. Please visit the international hub for more information.

UK students

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

International students

International undergraduate applications for September 2024 should be submitted direct to Escape Studios.

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.

If you are still studying, then we base our academic conditions on your predicted grades, up to a maximum of 120 UCAS points. Therefore, the academic conditions are mainly based on the individual, rather than a set requirement for the course.

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

We assess applicants' suitability for the programmes based on your portfolio. Academic conditions are there to encourage students to reach the predicted grades that their teachers feel they are capable of achieving.

If you are particularly concerned, then we can amend conditions* if provided with a new set of predicted grades by email from your school or college.

*Subject to UCAS restrictions at certain times of year

What if I don’t meet my predicted grades?

We know not everything always goes as planned. 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 and other contextual information (if applicable) to make our decision. We may even give you a call to check everything is OK.

Tuition fees 

Fees for 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 scholarships if you apply before the UCAS equal consideration deadline and are made an offer to study with us.

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 Finance Team financequeries@escapestudios.ac.uk.

Escapee discount

A 20% Escapee discount is available on our postgraduate masters and short courses. See terms and conditions.

Escape Studios has a validation agreement with Coventry University. This means that our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees starting from September 2024 are awarded through Coventry University. Their validation, combined with our industry-approved content ensures your qualification is rigorous and internationally recognised.

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

If you are interested in transferring from an external undergraduate course to Escape Studios, we will need some information to check if your learning completed so far is the same as our degree. You will need to provide the following information from your current studies.

  • An academic transcript

  • Full programme overview

  • All modules studied so far and marks achieved

  • If you are an international student, further checks may be required.

Please send this information to our Admissions Team at admissions@escapestudios.ac.uk.

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.