LIPA is now one of the best performing arts schools in the world.
Paul McCartney - LIPA Graduation
Please watch the videos to give you an idea of what life is like when you come to study at LIPA.
Take a Look Around LIPA
The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts is a specialist university level institution for performers and those who make performance possible. Based in the Georgian quarter, we offer eight integrated three-year degrees, three one-year Foundation Certificates, a primary school and a part-time performing arts academy for 4 to 19 year olds. We were co-founded by Sir Paul McCartney (our Lead Patron) and Mark Featherstone-Witty OBE (our Principal). Many people associate us with Music but we also teach Acting, Community Drama, Dance, Management, Sound Technology and Theatre Performance Design and Technology.
For 2015 entry
View our 2015 entry prospectus here
We have eight full-time, BA (Honours) degree programmes for 2015 entry.
We also have three full-time, one-year Foundation Certificate programmes for 2015 entry.
95% in work
From our recent survey of graduates who left us almost four years ago: we traced 86% and 95% of those were in work, 80% of them in the performing arts.
We have received approval to start a LIPA Sixth Form College (16-18). This is now planned to open from September 2016, for about 300 young people. You can find out more and complete a form to express interest at The LIPA Sixth Form College
LIPA 4:19 is a part time performing arts academy for 4-19 year olds. Here, young people can learn to sing, dance and act with qualified and enthusiastic tutors.
LIPA 4:19 is available as a franchise, offering you an opportunity to set up and run a LIPA 4:19 part-time performing arts academy in a location of your choice. If you'd like to find out more about this, take a look at our LIPA 4:19 Franchise pages.