UCAS now open for September 2019 entry

From 5th September 2018 until 15th January 2019 you can make an application to study with us via UCAS.

As you've probably already learned, all of our students get to study in state-of-the-art studios, using the latest software, being taught by industry-experts and having access to some of the biggest names in the business (through our industry partners) to ensure that their work and showreels are ready for the industry by the time they graduate.

How do we know this works?

It was an amazing year for VFX and Animation during awards season, and many of our short course and postgraduate alumni (dupped Escapees) were part of the teams who were nominated and won several awards such as BAFTAs and Oscars.

Our first cohort of undergraduate students will be graduating in 2019 and we can't wait to see the work they'll go on to do. Many of them have already secured internships and work experience in some of the biggest studios in London - so watch this space!

Entry requirements

Minimum requirements: 
You'd usually have GCSE English and maths at grade C or equivalent and to have/or to be predicted two A levels or equivalent. If you don't have these, please contact the Admissions Team by email admissions@pearsoncollegelondon.ac.uk or by phone +44 (0) 207 190 4452 and we'll be happy to discuss your options with you.

Offers onto Escape Studios undergraduate courses are made following completion of a Creative Workshop. We take students who have the talent to succeed and we know the best way to judge this is by looking at your portfolio, not just a set of academic grades.

Once we've received your UCAS application you’ll be invited to a Creative Workshop, where you’ll take part in a group task and portfolio review. Your performance at the Creative Workshop will determine whether we can offer you a place.

What course will it be?


Our alumni (dubbed 'Escapees') have gone on to work for some of the biggest studios in the world and on projects such as Oscar winning The Jungle Book, Thor: Ragnarok, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ex Machina, The Revenant, Spectre, Interstellar, Gravity and Harry Potter.

Choose to bring your characters to life with our animation courses. You'll study in an environment that mirrors a standard industry animation studio, using professional software such as Maya, to give you a true taste of life in the workplace.

Mad about gaming? Our courses have been developed by our Head of Games, Simon Fenton, who has incorporated all he has learnt in his years working at Sony Playstation. You'll learn how to use the latest software such as Unreal Engine 4, Maya and Zbrush.

Download our Apply Guide

For more information on making an application to study at Pearson Business School, you can download our Apply Guide below. It will take you through the whole process from entry requirements, to application process and our UCAS codes (along with some tips from current students).

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Why Escape Studios?

Here's just a few of the reasons why we're the perfect fit for you...

Industry Partners

We’ve developed close relationships with an impressive range of industry partners and they’re involved in everything we do - to keep our courses as current as possible and to help our students get the most from them.

Expert tutors

They know exactly what skills and experience you'll need to kick-start your career. Best of all, they'll teach you real-world tips and tricks, as well as the latest industry software and techniques, throughout your programme.

Award-winning Alumni

Bonded by a passion for the industry their Escape Studios experience, our alumni are highly respected creative professionals and continue to socialise, network and collaborate as their individual careers grow.

Advice and tips

We like to make sure that talented students have the chance to succeed, regardless of their financial situation. So, we offer a unique opportunity for applicants who apply for our VFX, Animation and Games degrees to be hand picked by the best in the industry and have their tuition fees paid in full!

Personal Statement

According to Which? University, a personal statement is like a short reflective essay you write about why you are the perfect candidate for the undergraduate degree course/s you are applying to join.It is one of the main parts of the UCAS Application, alongside your grades at GCSE and A-Level, BTECs and other qualifications and is read by admissions tutors at the universities you apply to, who will ultimately decide whether to offer you a place or not.

Once we've received your application from UCAS, you'll be invited into Escape Studios for a Creative Workshop. We hold Workshops because we want to get to know you as a person - beyond your predicted grades and application. They are fun afternoons where you'll meet our tutors, take part in a fun activity with other applicants, and present your portfolio to tutors and other applicants too.

Whether you're interested in studying Animation, Games or VFX - we require applicants to bring in their Creative Portfolio to the Creative Workshop.  If you're unsure of what to include, our guide is a great starting place!