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 LIPA is now one of the
 best performing arts
 schools in the world.

  Paul McCartney   


Please watch the  videos to give you an idea of what life is like when you come to study at LIPA.

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The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts is a specialist university level institution for performers and those who make performance possible. Based in the Georgian quarter, we offer eight integrated three-year degrees, two one-year Foundation Certificates, a primary school and a part-time performing arts academy for 4 to 19 year olds. We were co-founded by Sir Paul McCartney (our Lead Patron) and Mark Featherstone-Witty RNOM OBE (our Principal). Many people associate us with Music but we also teach Acting, Applied Theatre and Community Drama, Dance, Management, Sound Technology and Theatre Performance Design and Technology.

For 2017 entry

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 View our 2017 entry prospectus here

Our full-time, BA (Honours) degree programmes for 2017 entry are:

We also have two full-time, one-year Foundation Certificate programmes for 2017 entry.


Why study with us

Latest Events

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Roberto Zucco

Cat: Student Public Performances 24 - 26 November 2016

By Bernard-Marie Koltès
Translated by Martin Crimp

Public enemy number one, serial killer Roberto Zucco, has escaped ...

Stop the World - I Want to Get Off

Cat: Student Public Performances 10 - 12 November 2016

Book, Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley

Stop the World – I Want to Get Off is a British musical ...

Guided Tours and Open days for 2017 entry

Cat: Standard Events October, November and December

Theatre and Performance Design and Technology Open Day

We will hold a Theatre and Performance Design and Technology (TPDT) open day ...

Latest News

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Dance students learn the Paso Doble with ballroom dancer Matt Harris

Ballroom dancer Matt Harris visited the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts to give its Dance students a masterclass in Latin dance last ...

Elaine Paige shares her memories with LIPA students

Elaine Paige visited the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts last week to share anecdotes, insights and advice amassed during her stellar ...

LIPA students cross musical boundaries with Michael Thomas

Classical musician, composer and conductor Michael Thomas visited The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts last week to give a masterclass ...

LIPA Sound Technology graduate engineers hit album by Bastille

The hit second album by the world-famous band Bastille was engineered by a graduate from The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Jonathan ...