We are the only institution in the UK devoted to providing integrated Higher Education programmes across the eight main disciplines that we teach.
We are not a conventional dance, drama or music school, although the standard of professional training reflects the best of such institutions. Our programmes also differ from traditional university departments that focus on academic study.
We combine the best of both. You will leave with a high level of professional skill, an ability to reflect on your work and a deep understanding of the performing arts and your place within them.
LIPA values diversity. This means that we will welcome your application regardless of your sex, gender identity, race, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partnership status, family responsibility, disability, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation or social background. No doubt we could add more categories to the list. The point we want to make is that we are committed to widening access and to attracting students who would benefit most from three years with us. If you join us, you'll find everyone is respected and treated fairly regardless of irrelevant characteristics or distinctions.
What are we looking for?
For us, the number one priority is your natural ability, a desire to learn and potential in your chosen discipline. So, we take a holistic approach to assessing you. We take five factors into account, as we explain in the entry requirements to each degree or certificate programme.
Age and mature students
To apply to our degree or certificate programmes, we would usually expect you to be 18 or over on 1st September in the year that you wish to begin your studies. There is no upper age limit. If you are aged 21 or over, you will be classed as a mature student. Mature students may not have the qualifications listed in the entry requirements but, if they have substantial experience in the area that they wish to study in, that can be accepted instead of formal qualifications.