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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What students say about this university

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    • Everyday expenses

      Opportunities for work in Liverpool are very small, especially for inexperienced students.

      2012, 1st year, Social Studies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Sporting activities. Chances to become involved with a few more clubs and society's outside the arts and performing areas.

      2012, 3rd year, Technologies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The downside

      Lecturers - The contact between lecturers and students is often bad and grading/marking is very unclear.

      2012, 1st year, Technical Stage Management

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    • The upside

      The amount of arts related opportunities in professional world environments that are linked to the university. A lot of...

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      2012, 3rd year, Technologies Not Elsewhere Classified

      The upside

      The amount of arts related opportunities in professional world environments that are linked to the university. A lot of activities and outside work by the students that it is easy to get involved in. LIPA very much encourages participation in external professional activities. They see it as

      2012, 3rd year, Technologies Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • The upside

      Equipment - probably the best equipped university (and exceptional as a venue) for theatres.

      2012, 1st year, Technical Stage Management

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    • The upside

      The lecturers are still working in their chosen field, and are therefore always up-to-date and relevant.

      2012, 1st year, Technical Arts & Special Effects For Theatre

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 12,500 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

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.

HIGH

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Average graduate salary £13.5k LOW
Student score 79% MED

Overall student satisfaction

83%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

730

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

100%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

0%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

48%

of students are female

Young / Mature

6%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

24%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

55%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

University images

  • Main entrance

    Main entrance

  • Students Outside the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts

    Students Outside the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts

  • Students Performing

    Students Performing

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This institution doesn’t feature in any of the three main league tables, most likely because it’s small or specialist and there isn’t enough data to create a ranking. In a small number of cases some universities have opted out appearing in certain league tables.

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