Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.
We want you to achieve impressive on screen performances and gain off-camera skills (such as storytelling and directing) to create a well-rounded professional media portfolio.
Our training prepares you to work across traditional and emerging performance mediums. These include online, on screen, live events and immersive experiences. Using the experiences of established and innovative practitioners, you collaborate with other students here (both on this course and on other ones) to produce engaging work. As well as developing your acting skills, you explore other roles such as writer, director and project manager, so you can add to and diversify your skillset.
- Year one:
You gain the tools and framework for approaching and responding to dramatic and creative stimuli. In The Actor's Technique modules, you focus on the technical principles of naturalistic technique. This is supported by rigorous fundamental training in voice and movement. A grounding in cultural perspectives provides an intellectual underpinning, and you explore artistic creation, collaboration and elements of professional development. Throughout this year, you are introduced to interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial work and also develop your reasoning and collaborative skills. Please click on each module for further information.
- Year two:
You continue to develop your technical proficiency in acting, movement and voice. You advance towards skills application across various platforms and mediums. There are optional modules for you to sharpen your independent development and craft to equip you with the tools for a variety of production and digital performances. These include script writing, audio recording, coding and motion capture.
- Year three
During your final year, you present yourself as a professional with the potential to progress toward your own portfolio career. You take part in a variety of productions, working both on screen and off, collaborating with external directors and creatives. You generate material for a digital portfolio, giving you the resources to market yourself to a wide industry audience. You create new work, preparing you for the challenges of your professional career. Finally, you explore an issue relevant to your craft, with the option of writing a dissertation or conducting a practice-as-research project.
The Actor's Technique: Acting I
The Actor's Technique: Acting II
Introduction to Film Making
Story, Script and the Authorship and Places of Performance
Digital Performance – Software and Light
Cultural Perspectives I
The Professional I
The Actor's Technique II: Advanced Acting
The Actor's Technique II: Voice for Digital Audio
Multi Camera and Studio Creation (Film and TV Pathway)
Location Filming and Sound (Film and TV Pathway)
Writing for Camera and Audio (Creating Content Pathway)
Devising and Collaborative Live and Digital Performance (Creating Content Pathway)
Digital Performance - Software, Coding, DIY Technology (Digital Practices Pathway)
Digital Performance – Motion Capture and VR (Digital Practices Pathway)
Cultural Perspectives II
The Professional II
Live Event and Broadcast Creation (Film and TV Pathway)
Post Production Technology and Techniques (Film and TV Pathway)
Cross Platform Performance and Perspectives (Creating Content Pathway)
Spoken Word (Creating Content Pathway)
VR and Immersive Audio (Digital Practices Pathway)
Digital Content Design for Interactive Performance (Digital Practices Pathway)
Cultural Perspectives III: Critical Project
Cultural Perspectives III: Practical Project
The Professional III
Qualified teacher status (QTS)
To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:
- Course does not award QTS
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||64 points||From level 3 study. Excludes AS/A1 level grades.|
|A level||CC||Tariff points should come from 2 A levels at grade C or above|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||MPP|
|Scottish Higher||Tariff points may come from a combination of highers, usually 5.|
Additional entry requirements
Acting applicants are required to submit some additional information by 15th January. Applicants who apply before 15th January deadline will be contacted to request further information.
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£16,700||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|