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Take a look at your application timeline below to understand the steps you need to take to successfully apply to an undergraduate degree with Escape Studios.
We’re looking for aspiring artists to join our community who have the talent to succeed in the VFX, Games or Animation industry, and we know the best way to judge this is by looking at your portfolio, not just a set of academic grades.
All applicants are required to submit a portfolio of work and attend an online Creative Workshop (see below) as part of the application process.
While we base our decisions on your Creative Workshop, applicants are expected to be predicted a minimum of two passes at A-Level or equivalent. We also require GCSE English and Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above, or equivalent qualifications. If you do not have traditional qualifications but can demonstrate the ability to succeed on the course, we encourage you to apply.
We don’t mind what sort of portfolio it is (drawing, painting, digital art, website, video, photography, software, sculpture, etc.).
The process is more important than the finished item: what were you aiming to achieve, how did you go about that, how successful do you think it was?
We want an insight into the way you think creatively (influences, problem-solving, etc.). What is important is that it’s something you’re passionate about and you’re pleased with it, so don’t just put things in that you think we want to see. We want to understand what you were trying to achieve and how you got there.
No, you don't need any prior knowledge of particular software packages but it helps if you are used to working on computers. Escape Studios has been training students since 2002 and we've built our reputation on being able to upskill people in industry-standard software quickly and effectively. It is more important that you have some creative talent and a passion for the industry – we can teach you the rest.
All September 2022 entry applications that are received before the UCAS Equal Consideration deadline of 26th January 2022 will have equal consideration for a place to study with us. If you are looking to apply and are worried about the equal consideration aspect of your application, please get in touch with our team to discuss your options.
Once you’ve submitted your application and portfolio for one of our undergraduate programmes, you’ll be invited to complete a Creative Workshop. This is part of the application process and gives us the chance to get to know you as an artist.
Animation, Game Art and Visual Effects are all available to study full–time as either a three year Bachelor of Arts (BA) or a four year Integrated Master of Arts (MArt).
Both prepare you for your future career in your chosen field, but those staying on for the extra year of the MArt are likely to want to start their own studios as this adds entrepreneurship to the mix and you’ll spend this year running your own studio just like a commercial venture (with support and guidance from us of course). You can apply for either the BA or the MArt from the start.