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 Guidelines

We know auditions/interviews are nerve-wracking so your best approach is to prepare by reading our guidelines carefully. All of our audition guidelines for overseas venues are here. In the downloads below, you will find guidelines for 2019 entry.

Degree courses

BA Acting audition guidelines at overseas venues
BA Applied Theatre and Community Drama interview guideines at overseas venues
BA/MArts Creative Technologies & Performance
BA Dance audition guidelines at overseas venues
BA Management of Music, Entertainment, Theatre and Events interview guidelines at overseas venues
BA Music audition guidelines at overseas venues
BA Music (Songwriting and Performance) (3 and 4 years) audition guidelines at overseas venues
BA Music (Songwriting and Production) (3 and 4 years) audition guidelines at overseas venues
BA Sound Technology interview guidelines at overseas venues
BA Theatre & Performance Design interview guidelines at overseas venues
BA Theatre & Performance Technology interview guidelines at overseas venues

Foundation Certificate courses

Foundation Certificate Acting audition guidelines at overseas venues
Foundation Certificate Dance audition guidelines at overseas venues
Foundation Certificate in Popular Music and Music Technology audition guidelines at overseas venues 


To find out more about each course including career prospects, further details on how to apply, entry requirements, fees and funding, you can view the courses below from the following links.  

Degree courses

BA (Hons) Acting
BA (Hons) Applied Theatre and Community Drama
BA/MArts Creative Technologies & Performance
BA (Hons) Dance
BA (Hons) Management of Music, Entertainment, Theatre and Events
BA (Hons) Music
BA (Hons) Music (Songwriting and Performance) (3 and 4 years)
BA (Hons) Music (Songwriting and Production) (3 and 4 years)
BA (Hons) Sound Technology
BA (Hons) Theatre & Performance Design
BA (Hons) Theatre & Performance Technology 

Foundation Certificate courses

Foundation Certificate Dance
Foundation Certificate in Popular Music and Music Technology

Masters Courses

(MA) Acting (Company) in association with Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse
(MA) Costume Making

Fairs and Audition Dates

Each year, LIPA holds overseas auditions and recruitment events in 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.

Korean and Chinese Auditions

  • 2019 dates TBC

Iceland Education Fair

  • 2019 dates TBC

Iceland Acting Workshop

  • 2019 dates TBC

Turkey Study Expo  

  • 20th November 2018 - Ankara  

Channel Islands Auditions

  • 2019 dates TBC

Norway Audition and Education Fair Dates

Note: UCAS application deadline of 15/01/2019 DOES NOT apply to Norwegian applicants.

Norway Education Fairs 2019

LIPA will be attending the following education fairs

  • 7th & 8th January 2019 - Lillestrøm
  • 21st & 22nd January 2019 - Stravanger
  • 31st January & 1st February 2019 - Trondheim
  • 13th & 14th February 2019 - Oslo

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

Oslo Auditions and Interviews

  • 2nd & 3rd March 2019

Auditions and interviews for 2019 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 programmes.


Auditions/interviews for 2019 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: 

  • 18th - 21st January 2019Acting (MA) -  New York City
  • 19th & 20th January 2019 - Acting (BA) - New York City
  • 4th - 7th February 2019 Unified Acting Auditions - Chicago (Palmer House Hilton Hotel)

USITT Conference and Stage Expo

Theater and Performance Technology Interviews

  • 20th - 23th March 2019 – Kentucky International Convention Center, 221 S 4th St, Louisville, KY 40202

Auditions/interviews for 2019 entry for all Music related programmes including Management

  • 30th March 2019Huntington Beach Academy, Los Angeles (Music & Sound Technology)

NACAC Performing & Visual Arts College Fairs Fall 2019 

We will be attending a number of fairs in a variety of US cities, details TBC.

Further information on individual events can be found on the NACAC website at www.nacacfairs.org/attend/pva/