Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Acting 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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We aim to produce versatile, creative and thoughtful actors, able to take responsibility for shaping their own careers.
We offer you a rigorous programme of technique, rehearsal and performance practice through a wide range of repertoire in both live and recorded media.
This is combined with classes that encourage you to cultivate yourself as an enterprising, self-reliant actor with the necessary business acumen to find and create work to achieve a sustained career.
Average places available: Up to 36 each year.

Course details


The Actor's Technique: Acting 1
The Actor's Technique: Acting 2
The Actor's Technique: Movement
The Actor's Technique: Voice
Artistic Practice 1
Cultural Perspectives 1
The Professional 1
The Actor's Technique 2: Advanced Acting
The Actor's Technique 2: Advanced Movement & Voice
The Actor's Process: Project 1
The Actor's Process: Project 2
Artistic Practice 2
Cultural Perspectives 2
The Professional 2
The Actor's Performance: Production 1
The Actor's Performance: Production 2
The Actor's Performance: Production 3
Artistic Practice 3
Cultural Perspectives 3: Contextual Project (Option)
Cultural Perspectives III: Practical Project (Option)
The Professional 3

Assessment method

Assessment takes place during your practical classes and rehearsals, performances and your reflective journals. Overall, assessment is largely based on applications of technique in performance situations, either in front of an audience or in workshops. The written element is focussed on your future career, your working environment and critical life skills.
In your third year, you undertake an optional practical or written research project. Again, career focussed, this is chosen by you.

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 W410
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 64 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 64 UCAS points is normally
required. This equates to:
* Two A-Levels at grade C. All A-Level subjects
accepted excluding General Studies. Points
from AS and Key Skills are not counted
* BTEC Extended Diploma – Merit, Pass, Pass
* BTEC Diploma – Merit, 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 CC All A-Level subjects accepted excluding General Studies. Points
from AS and Key Skills are not counted.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MPP

Additional entry requirements


Successful applicants will be invited to audition



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

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