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Auditions and Presentations

Auditions and Presentations

if you receive your invitation to interview, you will also receive a set of guidelines to help you prepare for your audition/presentation. 

These guidelines will also give you some information about what to expect on the day, and will explain what happens next in the application process.   

Your audition/presentation and interview are intended to enable you to present yourself and your work in the best possible way. We understand how much you care about your work and how nerves inevitably play a part on such occasions, so we encourage you to view the day as a learning opportunity in its own right, both with the panel and with fellow candidates. Regardless of the outcome, there is much you can learn about yourself and your work from a day like this.

Please remember that we certainly don’t expect you to be a polished performer, artistic genius or creative whizz at this stage – otherwise, what would be the point of coming to study with us? Instead, we are looking to get an idea of your potential to develop your skills, to respond positively and creatively to feedback and to generate and explore ideas as we are in your technical ability so far.

The schedule for each course will be as follows:

Arrival and registration - registration for the assessment days will take place at LIPA Sixth Form College unless you are notified otherwise.

Session A      Audition/presentation and interview - During this time, you will be allocated a slot to present your prepared audition piece or design/technical ideas and to have a short interview. You will perform your audition piece or make your presentation individually before a small panel, followed by an individual interview to allow for the panel to ask further questions. Each candidate will have 10-15 minutes in total.

You can use the rest of the time productively in meeting other candidates and sharing experiences of performing arts and performances you may have seen or been involved with.

Session B    Group workshop - This workshop will give you an idea of how it would feel to be in class as part of LIPA Sixth Form College should you be offered a place with us, and allows us to assess how you engage with the collaborative learning process. There is no need to prepare for this, but please make sure you engage with the activities fully, which will vary depending on which course you have applied for.

This session will conclude with a final Q&A opportunity which allows you to ask further questions about LIPA Sixth Form College and what to expect should you come to learn with us. Doing this as a group means that you are less likely to miss out on something you had meant to ask - we may also cover ground that you had not thought of.

We will shortly add a copy of the guidelines for each of our September 2021 courses to the downloads section below - make sure you read them fully and don't hesitate to get in touch if you have a question that isn't answered in the notes.