We want to provide you with the technique, creativity, understanding and professional awareness to sustain a career in commercial dance.
LIPA is recognised by The Council for Dance Education & Training as an accredited School.
Average places available: Up to 30 each year
Our programme aims to provide you with the best opportunities for gaining and sustaining employment in the commercial dance/entertainment sector.
Our graduates reflect sustained employment which includes work in musical theatre and current West End and touring productions, commercial film, television and music videos, as well as work with established reputable dance companies.
Each year we conduct a survey of our alumni who graduated almost four years earlier to find out what they did after leaving us. You can see the results of the latest survey by clicking on the factsheet image.
We also take part in the annual Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey to find out what our graduates are doing six months after they left us. The results are published on Unistats and you can see summary statistics in the Key Information Sets box at the bottom of this page.
Our Dance graduates have been performing in high-octane musicals and other types of dance-related shows such as We Will Rock You, Cabaret, Hair, Starlight Express, Mamma Mia!, Copacabana, Ben Hur Live, Faust (with the English National Opera) and Spirit of the Dance.
Graduates have also performed with various independent choreographers and joined renowned dance companies such as Cinevox Junior Company in Switzerland, Richard Alston Dance Company and Wired Aerial Theatre. A number have set up their own companies such as Living the Dream. Many have appeared in music videos and TV commercials and also gain regular work as dancers and choreographers on cruises and in the fashion, hospitality and leisure industries. Some have worked on stage as backing dancers for international recording artists including Janet Jackson, Nicole Scherzinger and Kanye West. Some have also landed dance roles in films including the Hollywood blockbusters Mamma Mia! and Captain America: The First Avenger.
Dance graduates Nicolette Whitley and Renako McDonald, aka Alleviate, made it into the top 3 acts in the finals of Sky1’s Got To Dance in 2011. Picture courtesy of Media 10
Key Information Set
The Key Information Set (KIS) below provides prospective students with facts and figures about studying at LIPA, which are comparable with other institutions.
As part of the Higher Education Funding Council’s work to enhance the information that is available about higher education, the KIS includes information such as:
- Course professional accreditation
- Assessment methods
- Learning and teaching activities
- Tuition fees
- Accommodation availability and cost
- Student satisfaction (National Student Survey)
- Post study employment prospects (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education)
This information is summarised in the “widget” (below). The widget also contains links to the Unistats website that enables you to compare KIS data with other courses.
Please remember to read these facts and figures in conjunction with the other information on the LIPA website to give you the fullest possible insight to studying here.