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.

Degree courses

BA Acting audition guidelines at overseas venues
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) 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 in Commercial 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 (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)
BA (Hons) Sound Technology
BA (Hons) Theatre & Performance Design
BA (Hons) Theatre & Performance Technology 

Foundation Certificate courses

Foundation Certificate in Commercial Dance
Foundation Certificate in Popular Music and Music Technology


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 Music Auditions

24th & 25th October 2017

Channel Islands Acting auditions

TBC November 2017

Norway Audition Dates

Note: UCAS application deadline of 15/01/2018 DOES NOT apply to Norwegian applicants.

Norway Education Fairs 2018

LIPA will be attending the following education fairs

  • 8th & 9th January, 2018 - Lillestrøm
  • 25th & 26th January, 2018 - Bergen
  • 1st & 2nd February, 2018 - Trondheim
  • 14th & 15th February, 2018 - Oslo

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

Oslo Auditions and interviews

24th & 25th February, 2018

Auditions and interviews for 2018 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.


USA Audition Dates

Since LIPA opened in 1996 we have been welcoming US students. Currently there are 41 US nationals amongst LIPA's 772 students. LIPA has students representing over 40 different nationalities, who form approximately 25% of our student body. As such, we are used to welcoming international students and understanding their requirements.

Our degree courses are three to four years long and are similar to an American BFA in that you do not take general education classes in, say, math, psychology and history. Instead, you focus on you chosen discipline and other closely related areas of study.

Our auditions and interviews may be very different from those of other institutions (both in the US and in the UK). We believe collaboration within and across disciplines is important to those entering the performing arts industries and, time permitting, at most of our audition and interview events we ask students to engage in workshops and discussion with other candidates and LIPA staff.

We try to make our audition events as relaxed as possible, which gives us the opportunity to see you as you really are. We also give you the opportunity to ask questions to make sure that LIPA is the right place for you, your abilities and your aspirations.

For the majority of auditions and interviews we expect candidates to have prepared for auditions and interviews in advance using the guidelines we send you.

The major exceptions to this are the second day of the Unified Auditions in New York, and all days in Chicago and Los Angeles. See below for more information.

All LIPA interviews and auditions start and end on the same day, we will try to accommodate your travel plans as best we can, if you have a plane to catch or must leave by a certain time please let us know in advance.

We understand that many of you auditioning at the following events will have travelled many miles to meet with us. Your attendance is very much appreciated.

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.


Auditions/interviews for 2018 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: 

  • 20th & 21st January 2018 – New York City (Pearl Studios, room 1207, 500 8th Avenue, 12th floor, New York, NY 10018.)
  • 5th - 8th February 2018 – Chicago (Palmer House Hilton Hotel, Room Dearborn 3, 7th Floor, 17E Monroe Street, Chicago, 60603.)
  • 10th & 11th February 2018 - Los Angeles (The Westin Los Angeles Airport, Room 1231, 12th Floor, 5400 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90045)

Pittsburgh National High School Dance Festival

Wednesday 28th February to Saturday 3rd March 2018

Further information on the event can be found on the website at http://bit.ly/2uyVfnW


USA

The Los Angeles Music & Sound Technology auditions will be for advance applicants for these courses from across the USA/Canada. We will also be able to see candidates for BA (Hons) Theatre & Performance Design, BA (Hons) Theatre & Performance Technology and for BA (Hons) Management of Music, Entertainment, Theatre and Events.

31st March, 2018Huntington Beach Academy, Los Angeles (Music & Sound Technology)


NACAC Performing & Visual Arts College Fairs 2017 

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

Philadelphia – September 26th, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m
University of Pennsylvania – The Palestra
223 S 33rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

New York City - September 27, 2017 - 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 W 34th St
New York, NY 10001

Fort Lauderdale Florida - September 28, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Dillard Center for the Arts
2501 NW 11th St
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Washington DC - October 01, 2017 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW
Washington, DC 20001

Seattle - October 15, 2017 - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Fisher Pavilion - Seattle Center
305 Harrison St.
Seattle, WA 98109

Portland - October 16, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Portland Art Museum - Mark Building
1219 SW Park Ave
Portland , OR 97205

Houston - October 17, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Rice University - Grand Hall
6100 Main St
Houston, TX 77005

Dallas - October 18, 2017 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas
500 West Las Colinas Boulevard
Irving, TX 75039

San Diego - October 28, 2017 - 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
University of San Diego - Hahn University Center
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Los Angeles - October 29, 2017 - 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
UCLA - Ackerman Union
460 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

San Francisco - November 01, 2017 - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
South San Francisco Conference Center
255 S Airport Blvd
South San Francisco, CA 94080