How to apply

Explore your application timeline, frequently asked questions and what to expect after applying to Escape Studios.

Infographic explaining the application journey

Ready to apply? We're still open for courses starting September 2023.

Further info

We’re looking for aspiring artists to join our community who have the talent to succeed in the creative industries. We know the best way to judge this is not just a set of grades. 

Applicants are required to attend a creative workshop. While we base our decisions on your performance at the workshop, applicants are expected to be predicted a minimum of two passes at A-Level or equivalent. 

We also require GCSE English at Grade 4/C or above (or equivalent). For our BSc/MSci courses, we also expect GCSE Maths at grade 4/C (or equivalent). If you do not have traditional qualifications but can demonstrate the ability to succeed on our course, we encourage you to apply.

You don't need any prior knowledge of particular software, but it helps if you are used to working on computers. It's more important that you have creative talent and a passion for the industry – we can teach you the rest.

  • We don’t mind what sort of portfolio it is (drawing, painting, digital art, website, video, photography, software, sculpture, etc.). 

  • The process is more important than the finished item: what were you aiming to achieve, how did you go about that, how successful do you think it was? 

  • We want an insight into the way you think creatively (influences, problem-solving, etc.). What is important is that it’s something you’re passionate about and you’re pleased with it, so don’t just put things in that you think we want to see. We want to understand what you were trying to achieve and how you got there. 

Flick through our undergraduate portfolio guide

On-campus computers are available for you to work on your projects during College opening hours. 

If you prefer to have a computer at home as well, you can see guidance on buying your own PC or laptop for completing your project work.

You can study our courses full time as either a three-year Bachelor's degree (BA/BSci) or a four-year Integrated Masters degree (MArt/MSci). 

Those staying on for the fourth year are likely to want to start their own studios. As well as graduating with a masters degree, the fourth year adds entrepreneurship to the mix, and you’ll spend it running your own studio just like a commercial venture (with guidance from us of course).

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.