What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Three A-Levels at grade C. All A-Level subjects accepted excluding General Studies. Points from AS and Key Skills are not counted.
BTEC Extended Diploma – Merit, Merit, Merit
Minimum of five GCSEs grade C (these should normally include Maths and English Language). For applicants taking the reformed GCSE qualifications, we will consider the new grade 4 as being equivalent to a grade C. Minimum of 96 UCAS points is normally required. This equates to: * Three A-Levels at grade C. All A-Level subjects accepted excluding General Studies. Points from AS and Key Skills are not counted * BTEC Extended Diploma – Merit, Merit, Merit * BTEC Diploma – Distinction, Distinction We accept all equivalent UK and overseas qualifications including Advanced Diplomas, Irish Leaving Certificate, Scottish Highers, European, International and Welsh Baccalaureate, Abitur, Vitnemål and SAT/ACT. At least one of your Level 3 qualifications as listed above should normally be in Music and/or Music Technology. If you don’t have this experience, please contact our Admissions team for guidance. You should be able to demonstrate a good working understanding of music theory, even as a singer-songwriter. If you are a UK applicant you should attain a Grade 5 Music Theory qualification by the time you enrol with us (you don’t need it at the time you apply). We test your music theory skills at audition and if you score a high mark we may waive the requirement for a formal Grade 5 Music Theory qualification. If you are an overseas student you are also tested on your music theory ability at your audition and, if needs be, are advised about the steps to take if you need to improve.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers14%
Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.
If you live in:
- Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
- Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,805 in tuition fees
- Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
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We want to ensure you become who you want to be musically and can make your living working with music, whether performing, creating or producing or a combination of these. Our Music courses help you develop your skills in popular, contemporary and commercial music and equip you with the essential business skills to succeed. You’ll develop a broad range of skills across performance, composition, song writing and production. Through two specialist degree options, you can choose the degree that best fits with your ambition from day one. They are Music or Music (Song Writing & Performance) and Music (Song Writing and Production). You get your music in front of an audience through frequent gig nights, regular festivals and industry showcases. Aside from the business, you also learn how to match your music with an audience. You can collaborate with students from other courses, for example: recorded and live sound, lighting design and management students. Up to 80 places available
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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