In addition to your supplied recording, we take the following five criteria into account when assessing applicants:
Education // Experience // Interdisciplinary experience/interest // Communication skills // Enterprise
In terms of education, at GCSE level you will need five GCSE passes at minimum grade C or above. These should include Maths and English Language. You would usually also be educated to A-Level standard or equivalent UK or overseas qualifications. You should normally achieve, as a minimum, 180 UCAS tariff points (if studying A-Levels, these should be from two A-Levels, excluding General Studies). The course is open to people with diverse background experience, therefore the roles you list under 'experience' on your LIPA application form could include one or more of the following: musician, songwriter, sound engineer or producer.
If you are a mature student without these qualifications, but considerable performance experience, you are welcome to apply.
If you live outside the UK, the same criteria apply.
We recognise a wide variety of qualifications obtained overseas and are able to translate overseas grades and transcripts to UK equivalents. If English is not your first language, you may be asked at the interview or audition stage to provide evidence of your linguistic ability.
The following may be acceptable evidence of your proficiency in English:
- IELTS (International English Language Testing Service): average score of 6.0 or above, and for each component,5.5 or above
- International GCSE English as a Second Language grade C
- TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) paper-based test minimum score 560, computer-based test minimum score 220, internet-based test minimum score 83
- PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic): minimum score 51
If you have another qualification which you think may be equivalent, let us know. As a member of UK NARIC, we can quickly advise you if it is equivalent or not. You may be asked as a condition of your offer to provide evidence that you have already attained one of the above (or equivalent) qualifications or be asked to take the IELTS/TOEFL/PTE Academic examination within a specified time to attain a specified result.
For further details please contact the International Team.