Any questions?

Our International Team are experienced in working with students from all backgrounds, countries and cultures and are here to offer you advice, support and answer any questions.

Please don't worry if your question may seem trivial, or if your English language ability isn't as good as it could be. If you have any questions, please ask.

The best way to contact us is by email at international@lipa.ac.uk. It is cheap and easy to use and we will try to respond to your enquiry within one working day.


Audition Dates

LIPA will be holding overseas auditions and recruitment events in the following countries:  Jersey and Guernsey, Iceland, Israel, Norway, South Korea and the United States.

International Students may choose to attend an audition/interview in Liverpool. These are held regularly between January and May. If you are unable to attend an audition or interview either in Liverpool or in your own country you will be given detailed instructions on how to present a "postal audition" in the form of a video audition or a portfolio submission.

Please note that for the majority of auditions and interviews, we expect candidates to have prepared for auditions and interviews in advance using guidelines sent out by ourselves.

All LIPA interviews and auditions start and end on the same day.

Jersey & Guernsey Audition Dates

Auditions/interviews for 2017 entry
30th November, 2016 - Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts, Guernsey
1st December, 2016 - Hautlieu School, Jersey

  • BA (Hons) Acting
  • BA (Hons) Management of Music, Entertainment, Theatre and Events
  • BA (Hons) Theatre & Performance Design
  • BA (Hons) Theatre & Performance Technology

Israel Audition Dates

Venue: Muzik, 4 Ben Sherman, Tel Aviv

Auditions/interviews for 2017 entry
10th April, 2017 - Talk to prospective students
13th April, 2017 - Auditions and interviews

  • BA (Hons) Management of Music, Entertainment, Theatre and Events
  • BA (Hons) Music
  • BA (Hons) Sound Technology
  • BA (Hons) Theatre & Performance Design
  • BA (Hons) Theatre & Performance Technology

Norway Audition Dates

Note: UCAS application deadline of 15/01/2017 DOES NOT apply to Norwegian applicants.

Norway Education Fairs 2017

LIPA will be attending the following education fairs

  • 9th & 10th January, 2017 - Lillestrøm
  • 26th & 27th January, 2017 - Bergen
  • 2nd & 3rd February, 2017 - Trondheim
  • 15th & 16th February, 2017 - Oslo

See www.tautdanning.no for details of times and venues.

Oslo Auditions and interviews

25th & 26th February, 2017

Auditions and interviews for 2017 entry for candidates for all subject areas will be held at various venues in Central Oslo. Applicants must have applied and been invited to audition in advance. We will be holding auditions and interviews for all of our programmes.

South Korea Audition Dates

Please note that for the majority of auditions and interviews, we expect candidates to have prepared for auditions and interviews in advance using guidelines sent out by ourselves.

All LIPA interviews and auditions start and end on the same day.

Seoul

  • 17th October, 2016 - Talk, Masterclass and Auditions
  • 18th October, 2016 - Auditions

Auditions/interviews for 2017 entry

  • BA (Hons) Music
  • BA (Hons) Sound Technology
  • BA (Hons) Theatre & Performance Design
  • BA (Hons) Theatre & Performance Technology

Plus, interviews and talks with prospective candidates for all programmes.

To register, contact international@lipa.ac.uk or KAJU, our representatives in South Korea.


USA Audition Dates

Since LIPA opened in 1996 we have been welcoming US students. Currently there are 41 US nationals amongst LIPA's 772 students. LIPA has students representing over 40 different nationalities, who form approximately 25% of our student body. As such, we are used to welcoming international students and understanding their requirements.

Our degree courses are three to four years long and are similar to an American BFA in that you do not take general education classes in, say, math, psychology and history. Instead, you focus on you chosen discipline and other closely related areas of study.

Our auditions and interviews may be very different from those of other institutions (both in the US and in the UK). We believe collaboration within and across disciplines is important to those entering the performing arts industries and, time permitting, at most of our audition and interview events we ask students to engage in workshops and discussion with other candidates and LIPA staff.

We try to make our audition events as relaxed as possible, which gives us the opportunity to see you as you really are. We also give you the opportunity to ask questions to make sure that LIPA is the right place for you, your abilities and your aspirations.

For the majority of auditions and interviews we expect candidates to have prepared for auditions and interviews in advance using the guidelines we send you.

The major exceptions to this are the second day of the Unified Auditions in New York, and all days in Chicago and Los Angeles. See below for more information.

All LIPA interviews and auditions start and end on the same day, we will try to accommodate your travel plans as best we can, if you have a plane to catch or must leave by a certain time please let us know in advance.

We understand that many of you auditioning at the following events will have travelled many miles to meet with us. Your attendance is very much appreciated.

Please note that for the majority of auditions and interviews, we expect candidates to have prepared for auditions and interviews in advance, using guidelines sent out by ourselves.


Auditions/interviews for 2017 entry for BA (Hons) Acting, plus interviews for BA (Hons) Theater & Performance Design / BA (Hons) Theater & Performance Technology and BA (Hons) Management of Music, Entertainment, Theater and Events entry.

All LIPA interviews and auditions start and end on the same day. 

Event Details:  Attendance at Unified Auditions alongside other auditioning US and UK institutions.

The event is an open audition event and pre-application is not necessary although it is recommended that candidates bring prepared audition pieces/portfolios with them.  Candidates can elect to follow LIPA's specific guidelines (a classical monologue from a set list, a musical theater song, a contemporary monologue and a devised piece) and earn brownie points in the process(!) or a standard audition comprising of a classical monologue, a contemporary monologue and a musical theater song. 

For further venue information and times  contact the International Team at international@lipa.ac.uk

Venues: 

  • 21st January 2017 – New York City (secret venue, advance applicants only)
  • 22nd January 2017 – New York City (Pearl Studios, room 1207, 500 8th Avenue, 12th floor, New York, NY 10018.)
  • 6th, 7th, 8th & 9th February 2017 – Chicago (Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Room Dearborn 3, 7th Floor, 17E Monroe Street, Chicago, 60603.)
  • 11th & 12th February 2017 - Los Angeles (The Westin Los Angeles Airport, 5400 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90045)

USA

The Los Angeles Music & Sound Technology auditions will be for advance applicants for these courses from across the USA/Canada. We will also be able to see candidates for BA (Hons) Theatre & Performance Design, BA (Hons) Theatre & Performance Technology and for BA (Hons) Management of Music, Entertainment, Theatre and Events.

1st April, 2017Huntington Beach Academy, Los Angeles (Music & Sound Technology)