Undergraduate scholarships

Our scholarships are developed with iconic professionals and offer a unique opportunity to be hand-picked by some of the biggest names in the industry. You'll automatically be considered for a scholarship if you attend and pass one of our Creative Workshops. You could receive a scholarship to cover 100% of your tuition fees!

Our scholarships

This is a unique opportunity to have your tuition fees paid in full! The recipient will receive their tuition fees paid in full for the duration of their programme (up to four years for those who applied for the integrated Masters).

How to Apply

Step 1 Apply through UCAS

Apply for the degree of your choice through UCAS to be considered for the scholarship. 

Step 2 Attend a Creative Workshop

If you meet the entry criteria for the degree, you will be invited to attend a Creative Workshop at Escape Studios. All applicants will be considered for a scholarship. 

Step 3 Results

Based on applicants' performance at the Creative Workshop three students will be shortlisted and one student will be selected to receive the Scholarship. 

If you’re passionate about working in the industry this scholarship will help you fund your studies at Escape Studios and launch your career in the creative industries.

Paul Franklin Scholarship for Visual Effects undergraduates

Paul Franklin, co-founder of Double Negative (one of London's most prestigious post houses), is offering a full fee scholarship to a talented student in VFX. 

Paul Franklin has worked on some of the most memorable and successful films of recent times, titles such as Interstellar, Inception, The Dark Knight, Batman Begins and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. His work on Inception (2010) won the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and the BAFTA Award for Best Special Visual Effects and he won a second Academy Award for Best Visual Effects for Interstellar (2014). 

Eamonn Butler Scholarship for Computer Animation undergraduates

Eamonn Butler, Head of Animation, Cinesite is offering a full fee scholarship to a talented student in Animation. 

Eamonn started his career at Walt Disney Animation Studios as a 2D Animator. He spent 10 years at Disney, working on Fantasia 2000, Dinosaur and Chicken Little amongst other films. He trained under veteran Disney animator Dave Brain at Dublin’s Dun Laoghaire College of Art and Design. Eammon then transferred to the world of VFX animation and as Head of Animation at Double Negative he worked on box offices hits such as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Iron Man 2 and Edge of Tomorrow. Eammon has been Head of Animation at Cinesite since 2012 - an award-winning film and TV visual effects company based in London’s Soho. 

Tara Saunders Scholarship for Game Art undergraduates

Tara Saunders Director of Studio Operations at PlayStation London Studio is offering a full fee scholarship to a talented student in the games industry. 

Tara has a background studying art, design and animation and graduated from the National Centre of Computer Animation with an MA in Computer Animation in 2000. Tara has been in the games industry since and joined Sony Computer Entertainment’s London Studio at the launch of PlayStation 2. Since then she has been involved in many of the studio projects, most recently working on the studio endeavours into Virtual Reality gaming.

Her career has seen her grow from a Junior Artist to her current role as Director of Studio Operations at PlayStation London Studio. During her career Tara has been an active member of Bafta and has made a conscious effort to support the game developers of tomorrow through links with academia.

Terms and Conditions

Each scholarship is only open to students who apply for the BA/MArt (Hons) The Art of Visual Effects degree, the BA/MArt (Hons) The Art of Computer Animation degree, or the BA/MArt (Hons) The Art of Video Games degree respectively, taught at Escape Studios, part of Pearson College London. Students can apply for the three-year programme or the four-year integrated masters.  

One candidate will be selected based on their performance at the Creative Workshop including Creative Portfolio, interview and taking part in group tasks.

Bursaries and Financial Assistance (UK students only)

We offer financial assistance to ensure that all students are able to access our learning, no matter their background. We offer a Hardship Bursary worth £1500 a year to all students with experience of Local Authority care, or whose household income is below £25,000. These students, as well as those eligible for free school meals, can also claim expenses for travel to open days and admissions workshops.

We also offer a laptop loan to students with experience of care, from households with income below £25,000, and those from neighborhoods with low progression to higher education.