Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts

Liverpool | North West England

Creative City

Ucas code: L48

The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts opened in 1996 to forge a new approach to performing arts training. It was co-founded by our lead patrons Sir Paul McCartney and Mark Featherstone-Witty and is housed in his old school, which underwent a multi-million pound renovation to transform it into a state-of-the-art performing arts institution you'll see today.
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We haven't been able to speak to enough students to get reliable descriptions of this institution yet, but we have labelled it 'creative' because it specialises in one or more areas of the arts.


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% of graduates in work or further study 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £17k LOW
Student score 82% MED

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