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Interviews, auditions & presentations

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


An interview might seem like a scary prospect (and your interview with LIPA Sixth Form College may even be the first interview you’ve ever had), but it’s really just a fancy name for a chat, in which the main topic is one you’ll know plenty about – YOU! Using your application form as a starting point, we'll talk to you about your suitability for the course, your ambitions while studying with us, and your hopes for the future.

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? As well as getting to see your technical ability so far, 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.

Below are the guidelines we used for September entry.