...to study VFX, Video Games or Animation.

If you’re looking for a degree this September or considering your options – welcome to Escape Studios.

Choosing a degree and planning for your career is a big task and there is even more to weigh up in the current climate, but we’re here to help. This September, we will be welcoming 150 students to Escape Studios and have limited places available on our VFX, Game Art and Computer Animation degrees.

To apply or speak to an advisor, call our Clearing hotline on 0203 9445 213 or chat to us online.

We’re a small supportive community, experts in digital arts and passionate about creating beautiful images. We are able to deliver our courses online and we intend to resume face-to-face teaching as soon as safe to do so and in line with government guidance, so our degrees will be starting in September whatever the circumstances (see our plans for teaching in September). You can find out about us here, but we also know that flexibility and support are more important than ever, that’s why we offer:

  • Academic support
  • Technical support
  • Student Services team and student counselling service
  • Small class sizes
  • Studio Assistants
  • Student experience events and activities
  • A comprehensive talent development programme (industry workshops, CV clinics…)

Clearing entry tariff

  • A minimum two passes at A Level or equivalent
  • Entry by portfolio and Creative Workshop (see further information further down the page)

A message from our Deputy Dean, Saint Walker – Escape Studios in lockdown

...on a friendly and supportive community.

We’re a small and agile institution with only around 1,300 students, meaning that whatever the circumstances, we are flexible enough to adapt our teaching methods. From your studying experience and your wellbeing, to your student life and professional development, we constantly look for new ways to provide support for our students.

Decide if we're the right choice for you by calling our Clearing hotline on 0203 9445 213 or chat to us online.

You can also join our online Clearing Open Day (Saturday 15th August).

Student support

Whether it's technical, academic, administrative or to do with your health or wellbeing, we have a team on hand to help and support you to make the most of your studies.

Lockdown success stories

Our students produced some high-quality work during lockdown and some of them even landed their first jobs!

Talent Development

From real-life studio briefs to showreel clinics and industry speaker events, we offer plenty of ways to help you build your network and get ready for your first job.

We work with industry partners to create studio-ready talent in response to market demand. Our industry partners and advisors influence everything we do, from the curriculum we teach and how it’s delivered, to our webinars and special events.

Industry partners

We boast an impressive list of industry partners including Framestore, Industrial Light & Magic, The Mill, DNEG, PlayStation London Studio and MPC.

Industry-trained tutors

Our tutors have worked in the industry. They teach real-world tips and tricks learned from on-the-job experience.

Successful alumni

Our thousands of alumni have worked on everything from Avengers: Infinity War to Oscar-winning Black Panther.

...start your career this September.

Each year, thousands of students find the right university course through Clearing, so don’t feel like you’re alone in this. Here’s the essential information you need to help you make a decision that’s right for you. If you have any questions, please get in touch - we’re always here to help.

Call our Clearing hotline on 0203 9445 213 or chat to us online.

Who can apply?

If you are exploring your options around results day this year, you can still make an application in time to start this September.

Entry requirements

Clearing entry tariff:

  • A minimum two passes at A Level or equivalent
  • Entry by portfolio and Creative Workshop

Online Creative Workshop:

In order to get a place on one of our courses, you must attend and pass a Creative Workshop. Don’t worry - these workshops are a great chance for you to see how we work and to speak to some of our awesome tutors. We'll also get the chance to talk about your creative work (you’ll be asked to send a creative portfolio) and see how you work in a team. It's win-win! You can find out more about the Creative Workshop process here.

The application process

Your UCAS application – if you already have a UCAS application, your status will appear in your UCAS Track page with your Clearing number, which you need when calling us. Once we have confirmed we can make you an offer, you can add us as a choice in Clearing. If you are applying for the first time, you will still need to register and make an application on UCAS.

Call – call us on 0203 9445 213 and check our Clearing 2020 availability. If you’re interested in applying to one of our courses, we’ll transfer you (or plan a time that suits you) to one of our tutors for a short interview.

Interview – in order to get a place on one of our courses, you must go through a short telephone or online interview. Don’t worry! It’s only a 15-minute chat with one of our tutors to make sure that you’re making the right choice and get a chance to ask them your questions.

Online Creative Workshop – all applicants will be invited to a Creative Workshop. They’re a great chance for you to see how we work and to speak to some of our awesome tutors. We'll also get the chance to talk about your creative work (you’ll be asked to send a creative portfolio) and see how you work in a team. It's win-win!

Get in touch

If you need more information about us, the best way to see if we’re the right choice for you is to get in touch with one of our admissions advisors or chat with our current students. We can also arrange a one-to-one call at a time that suits you.



If you're holding an offer and want some information about what's next, please check our advice to 2020 applicants.

We're running events which are designed to help you learn more about Clearing and what it's like to study with us.

Clearing Open Day

Gain an insight into what it's like to study at Escape Studios hear from our current students and our expert tutors, who have years of industry experience.

Date: Saturday 15th August

Time: 10:30 AM

Location Online (we'll be sending you through a link)


Book now

Here's how to get the most out of Clearing:

Research, research and more research

Clearing is a bit like going shopping in a busy supermarket that only sells potential career directions. It's best to do your research first! Check out the Clearing lists on UCAS Search.

Speak to your teachers, family and friends (they may have bright ideas you hadn't thought of).

Visit university websites and check out their social media, consider what is an important factor for you. Do they look like the place you could be living and studying?

Be bold and pick up the phone

Once you're happy with your research, make the all-important phone calls to universities. Be bold; this is your chance to ask the well-researched questions that give you a better understanding about what the degree can offer you. Ask the university what modules, projects and industry connections are available? Why not see if you can have a chat with their current students to have a better idea of what it’s really like to study there? Set a good impression and be ready to answer any questions they may ask you (have all your details to hand). Enthusiasm sells. Approach universities and colleges with a positive and confident approach: you’re also selling your potential to be their next top-notch student.

Start your path to success

Clearing gives you another chance to find a new route that may suit you better! Always remember your motivations, question whether the degree will set you on your career path. Degrees are launch pads into your future career, make sure your chosen degree will give you everything you need to reach your aspirations.

A few student accommodation providers are popular with our students, including Tufnell House in Tufnell Park and Grand Felda House in Wembley. These are great options for students going through Clearing and looking to live in student accommodation.

We have also enlisted the services of the University of London Housing Services (ULHS) who run a private housing service for students in London.

We also try to ensure that Pearson College London students are placed together at their chosen accommodation provider where possible, so you'll get to know your peers before you start your course.

Check out our accommodation page

Check out some of our student work


Visit our E_scape hub for access to our Careers Guide, Industry Beginner’s Guide, Software Handbook, webinars and plenty of other useful resources.

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