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. 

This is a unique opportunity to have 100% of your tuition fees paid for the duration of your programme (up to four years for those who applied for the integrated Masters).

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

Paul Franklin, Co-Founder of DNEG

Paul Franklin Scholarship for Visual Effects

Paul Franklin, Co-Founder of DNEG (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, Head of Animation at Cinesite

Eamonn Butler Scholarship for Computer Animation

Eamonn Butler, Head of Animation at 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 DNEG 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, Studio Head at PlayStation London Studio

Tara Saunders Scholarship for Game Art

Tara Saunders, Studio Head at PlayStation London Studio is offering a full fee scholarship to help a talented student realise their dreams of working in games. If you’re passionate about game art this scholarship will help fund your studies at Escape Studios and launch your creative career.

Tara studied art, design and animation before graduating with an MA in Computer Animation from the National Centre of Computer Animation in 2000. She started a 20+ year career at Sony Interactive Entertainment at the launch of PlayStation 2 and has worked on projects including The Getaway franchise, Singstar, EyePet, Wonderbook, and virtual reality gaming. Her career has seen her grow from a Junior Artist to her current leadership role, where she has a focus and interest in creative, people, environment and team culture. During her career Tara has been an active member of the BAFTA Games Committee and made a conscious effort to support game developers of tomorrow through academia and mentorship programmes.


  • Apply through UCAS
    Apply to the degree of your choice through UCAS.
  • Attend a creative workshop
    If you meet our entry requirements, you will be invited to attend a creative workshop. All attendees are considered for a scholarship.
  • Shortlist
    The very best portfolios seen by our tutors at the creative workshops will be sent off for the winners to be hand-picked by our industry partners!
  • Results
    Undergraduate scholarship recipients are usually selected after enrolment has taken place.


Each scholarship is only open to students who apply to the BA/MArt (Hons) The Art of Visual Effects, the BA/MArt (Hons) The Art of Computer Animation degree, or the BA/MArt (Hons) The Art of Video Games degrees 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 the portfolio, interview and taking part in group tasks. Full terms and conditions.


We offer financial assistance to ensure that all students are able to access our learning, no matter their background. We offer an Access and Participation Bursary to eligible students, including those with experience of Local Authority care. Some applicants 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.