Guidance for applying to UCAS
UCAS stands for the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services. It only accepts applications online. You will find comprehensive guidance at www.ucas.com to help you through the process of submitting an application. Further advice and guidance is available from the UCAS Customer Service Unit on +44 (0)871 468 0 468, Monday to Friday, 08:30 – 18:00.
The appplication fee for this service for 2012 entry was £22 (GBP) if applying to more than one university programme, or £11 for one university choice.
Please see the ‘How and when to apply’ sections for each course for information on the application deadline.
UCAS application codes
When completing the UCAS application form online you need to provide certain codes as follows:
LIPA’s institution code is LIVIN
Our institution number is L48
Each degree programme has a code number and abbreviation
Degree programme code number and abbreviation
|BA (Honours) Acting
|BA (Honours) Community Drama
|BA (Honours) Dance
|BA (Honours) Music, Theatre and Entertainment Management
|BA (Honours) Music
|BA (Honours) Sound Technology
|BA (Honours) Theatre and Performance Design
|BA (Honours) Theatre and Performance Technology
If you are invited to an audition or interview, we will send you guidelines a month before your audition or interview event to help you prepare. In the downloads section on the left hand side of this page, you will find example guidelines for 2012 entry. The 2013 entry guidelines will be uploaded in December 2012. Guidelines for Overseas events can be found on the International section of our website.
Audition fee waiver and travel grants for 2013 entry
As part of our Access agreement for 2013-14, we have introduced a new audition fee waiver and travel grant scheme for UK students intending to join us in September 2013.
This is intended to encourage more UK applicants, who come from areas where participation in Higher Education is traditionally low, to attend our auditions and interviews. We are able to identify eligible applicants, based on postcode data. Therefore, all eligible applicants who we wish to invite to an audition or interview event at LIPA are automatically offered the audition fee waiver and/or travel grant.
How many programmes can I apply to?
On your UCAS form you can apply for up to five choices of undergraduate programmes. You are welcome to apply to more than one degree programme at LIPA.
You can also apply to a LIPA Foundation Certificate course at the same time that you apply to a degree programme here, but you will need to complete all sections of the LIPA application form.
What happens if I miss the deadline for applying?
There is a high demand for places at LIPA, so if you miss these deadlines please contact the Admissions Team, who will advise you if there are any remaining places.
Do you take deferred entry?
Deferred entry is not accepted on any of our programmes. You need to apply in the same academic year that you wish to study here. So, if you want to start your studies in September 2014, you should apply between 1st September 2013 and 15th January 2014.
Please keep a photocopy of your completed LIPA application form.
What happens after you have applied?
We assess your application(s) very carefully against our entry criteria and decide whether or not to invite you to an audition or interview event.
We do not audition/interview everyone who applies, so it is important that you take the time to complete your application(s) to the best of your ability.
If we are inviting you to attend an audition or interview, we will send you guidelines to help you to prepare.
Auditions and interviews for UK applicants are held at LIPA in Liverpool.
After the audition/interview for one of our degree programmes, UCAS will contact you to inform you about our decision. You can also check on their website at www.ucas.ac.uk
After the audition for one of our certificate programmes, we will contact you direct to inform you about our decision.
There are four possible outcomes following an audition/interview for any of our programmes:
- An unconditional offer of a place
- An offer conditional upon exam results or further work to be assessed
- An offer to a different programme to the one that you applied to such as a Foundation Certificate programme
- A notification that your application has been unsuccessful
For the Foundation Certificate in Popular Music and Sound Technology, we usually offer places based on the LIPA application form and demo you have sent us, without asking to see you in person at an audition.
Our decision will be final. Unfortunately, we cannot supply feedback to unsuccessful candidates about applications or auditions/interviews. In many cases, a lack of success is due to the level of competition for places rather than any specific weakness. Consequently, we are unable to advise applicants on how to strengthen any future applications.
As we hold a number of auditions and interviews outside of the UK, we will notify you about your nearest audition/interview venue. Sometimes the closest venue might be in Liverpool. You are always welcome to attend a Liverpool audition/interview if you prefer to do that, rather than one held overseas.
For those applicants living outside the EU, who cannot attend an overseas or Liverpool audition/interview, we may ask you to send a ‘postal’ audition/interview. You will receive detailed guidelines to help you prepare this.
Disabled or deaf students or those with a learning difficulty, such as dyslexia
If you would like to request a reasonable adjustment as part of the audition/interview selection process, please contact Howard Ashton, Admissions Manager to discuss this.
Tel: + 44(0)150 330 3084, email: email@example.com