​Admissions Policy 2016 Entry


You will find our Admissions Policy for 2016 entry and Admissions Appeals and Complaints Procedure here - it covers our Higher Education programmes.

Our purpose is to provide learning for people who want lasting work in the arts and entertainment economy. We admit applicants fairly and transparently with a range of qualifications and experience.

We select suitable, applicants from all backgrounds, who demonstrate their potential to benefit from vocational learning at an HE level.

There is no discrimination against applicants meeting the minimum standards for entry on the grounds of gender, race, ethnic or national origin, marital or civil partnership status, family responsibility, disability, religion or beliefs, sexual orientation, social background or age. We will make reasonable adjustments for people with access needs. Practices and procedures will be modified and evaluated to ensure that we are up to date with current admissions legislation and recommendations.

Since an applicant's suitability for a course may be demonstrated in many ways, we are flexible in our admissions assessment. In addition to educational qualifications, we assess applicants against six attributes, described in our prospectus.

We would like to interview or audition everyone who applies, but, due to the volume of applications, this isn't possible.

Applications for our undergraduate degree courses should be submitted to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Some undergraduate courses require our additional application form. The requirements are in our prospectus and on our website. Applications for our Foundation Certificate courses require direct application to us using our application form.

2016 Admissions Policy

Admissions Appeals and Complaints Procedure


Access Agreements

Any university or college that wants to charge tuition fees for home/EU undergraduates above the basic level of £6,000 must have an access agreement approved by the Director of Fair Access.

An access agreement sets out a university or college's fee limits and the access measures it intends to put in place e.g. outreach work and financial support.

You can find LIPA's Access Agreements for each year from 2015-16 onwards in the downloads below.

To see other HEI's approved Access Agreements please visit http://www.offa.org.uk/access-agreements/

LIPA's Access Agreement for 2017-18 

LIPA's Access Agreement for 2016-17

LIPA's access agreement for 2015-16