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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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    • Everyday expenses

      Accommodation is somewhat expensive, but most other costs are fine, good local travel links and food can be ordered or go down...

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      2012, 1st year, Technical Stage Management

      Everyday expenses

      Accommodation is somewhat expensive, but most other costs are fine, good local travel links and food can be ordered or go down to cheap shop such as Aldi easily.

      2012, 1st year, Technical Stage Management

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    • The downside

      Giving back feedback quicker

      2012, 3rd year, Dance

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    • The upside

      The masterclasses and talent brought in is incredible and such a good learning experience

      2012, 3rd year, Dance

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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 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 "we're training you to get a job, so why would we stop you participating in these activities that are professional jobs or could lead to professional jobs".

      2012, 3rd year, Technologies Not Elsewhere Classified

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 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
% of graduates in work or further study 96% MED
Average graduate salary £16.5k LOW
Student score 82% MED

Overall student satisfaction

87%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

720

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

100%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

0%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

54%

of students are female

Young / Mature

7%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

22%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

46%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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League table rankings

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More on what university league tables really tell you.

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.

Where it's located

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