news • 17 June 2024

Escape Studios launches new Postgraduate Scholarships

Escape Studios, one of the UK’s leading schools for animation, games and visual effects (VFX) is delighted to announce the launch of new postgraduate scholarships, designed to financially support the new generation of digital artists. The scholarships are designed for those looking to upskill, change their career, or are overall passionate about working in the creative industries.  

These new scholarships are part of the school’s ongoing efforts to foster creativity, diversity and make the creative industries accessible to everyone. Available to both domestic and international students, the scholarships aim to provide talented and passionate students who demonstrate exceptional potential and a dedication to their craft, the opportunity to pursue advanced studies in Animation, Games, Visual Effects, Concept Art and Motion Graphics.  

“The introduction of these scholarships aligns with our mission to help people achieve their career aspirations in the creative industries. We understand the financial challenges that exist and want to make it easier for talented artists to up-skill and realise their potential.” says Dr Ian Palmer, Principal of Escape Studios.  

Over the next academic year, the school will award students with a scholarship for a postgraduate master's degree at Escape Studios. The scholarships are awarded as a fee waiver, significantly reducing the tuition fees. Those meeting the entry requirements, will be invited to submit a portfolio which will be reviewed by the school’s tutors and industry partners.  

Escapees, former Escape Studios students, who have successfully completed or are due to complete an undergraduate degree at Escape Studios are welcomed to apply for the Escapee Scholarship which significantly reduces the fee of a master’s degree from £18,995 to £12,445 (£19,995 to £13,445 for international students). To cover the remaining costs, students have then the option to apply for a student loan.  

Applications for this September’s postgraduate masters programmes are now open. There is no need to apply separately for the scholarships, but to be considered you must have submitted your application by 23rd July. Prospective students can find more information on the application process, eligibility criteria and deadlines on the Escape Studios website.