How & When To Apply
LIPA Foundation Certificate in Popular Music & Sound Technology
For UK and EU applicants for 2014 Entry
You need to complete all sections of the LIPA UK & EU Application Form 2014 Entry (available in the downloads section on the left hand side of this page).
We would recommend that you apply between 1st September 2013 and 15th January 2014. Although in previous years we have accepted later applications to this programme
What happens next?
For applicants outside the European Union for 2014 Entry
You should apply to LIPA on the LIPA International Application Form 2014 Entry (available in the downloads section on the left hand side of this page).
We would recommend that you apply between 1st September 2013 and 15th January 2014 on the LIPA International Application Form 2014 Entry. In previous years, we have accepted later applications to this course. However, we would still urge you not to leave it too late in the academic year before applying as our courses do fill up quickly.
What happens next?
We assess your application very carefully against our entry criteria and decide whether or not to invite you to an audition event. For the Foundation Certifcate programme we may offer you a place based on the LIPA application form and recordiing you have sent us, without asking to see you in person at an audition.
If we are inviting you to attend an audition, we will send you guidelines to help you to prepare.
Auditions/interviews for UK/EU applicants are held here in Liverpool. For applicants who live overseas, you are welcome to attend an audition/interview here, but we also hold a number of auditions and interviews outside the UK. We will notify you about your nearest audition/interview venue (sometimes this might still be here in Liverpool). 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 guidance to help you prepare this.
After the audition/interview or assessment of your form and recording
After the audition for one of our certificate programmes, we will contact you to inform you about our decision.
There are four possible outcomes following an audition 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 different Foundation Certificate programme
- A notification that your application has been unsuccessful
Our decision will be final. Unfortunately, we cannot supply feedback to unsuccessful candidates about applications or auditions. 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.
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)151 330 3084
Textphone: +44 (0)151 330 3055