Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Applied Theatre and Community Drama Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

TEF Gold

Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts has opted into the TEF and received a Gold award.

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Do you believe that drama and theatre can serve an important social purpose beyond pure entertainment? Are you interested in making performance for, with and by specific communities?
Our aim is to produce confident and innovative facilitators and directors with the requisite knowledge and skills to work across the spectrum of contemporary community/applied drama practice.
Placements are vital to the course - we have links with over 50 organisations including youth clubs, health agencies, penal institutions, schools and colleges, mental health organisations, disability groups, and social exclusion projects.
Up to 26 places available on this programme each year

Course details


Facilitating and Directing 1
Acting and Performing 1.1
Acting and Performing 1.2
Origins: From Ritual to Revolution
Pathways in Applied Theatre and Community Drama
Voice and Movement
The Professional 1
Facilitating and Directing 2
Theatre in Education
Community Performance as Counter-Narrative
Acting and Performing 2
Intersecting Worlds
The Professional 2
Theatre for Democracy and Advocacy
Individual Final Project
Final Project Document
Drama Workshop
The Professional 3

Assessment method

You are assessed regularly throughout the course and methods of assessment include in-class presentations, written assignments, portfolios and project-based performance.
In your third year, you undertake a final practical project and an accompanying in-depth written research paper.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code W491
Institution code L48
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 72 - 80 points Minimum of five GCSEs grade C (these should
normally include Maths and English Language).
For applicants taking the reformed GCSE
qualifications, we will consider the new grade 4
as being equivalent to a grade C.

Minimum of 72 or 80 UCAS points is normally
required. This equates to:
* Two A-Levels at grades B, C. All A-Level
subjects accepted excluding General Studies.
Points from AS and Key Skills are not counted
* BTEC Extended Diploma – Merit,
Merit, Pass
* BTEC Diploma – Distinction, Merit

We accept all equivalent UK and overseas
qualifications including Advanced Diplomas,
Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Highers,
European, International and Welsh
Baccalaureate, Abitur, Vitnemål and SAT/ACT.
A level BC Two A-Levels at grades B, C. All A-Level
subjects accepted excluding General Studies.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMP BTEC Extended Diploma – Merit,
Merit, Pass

Additional entry requirements


Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)



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

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £16,700 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £16,700 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
Mount Street
L1 9HF

Course contact details

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LIPA Admissions Department

0151 330 3000

Fax: 0151 330 3131