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Our relationship with LIPA

We have grown from the vision of Mark Featherstone-Witty, CEO and Founding Principal of The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts.

As Paul McCartney, LIPA’s Lead Patron, says:

"LIPA has proved itself. Now [with LIPA Sixth Form College] we are offering what we do earlier. It’s an exciting development.

Paul McCartney

Being on LIPA’s doorstep, you will be among the first to hear about the public season of performances and will be invited to attend events and activities to get a more in-depth insight into what it would be like to study there at university.

These can include:

  • invitations to attend masterclasses that Higher Education students attend. In 2019/20, selected LIPA Sixth Form College students attended masterclasses given by Peter Capaldi, Willy Russell, Steve van Zandt and Will Young.
  • invitations to attend LIPA Open Days - the ideal way to find out how LIPA degrees prepare you for sustained work in the creative and performing arts
  • taking part in practical workshops delivered by LIPA graduate ambassadors or LIPA Higher Education lecturers

If you decide to apply to LIPA, you’ll need to compete with everyone else applying. However, the shared ethos and approach to creative and performing arts learning and training will give you a strong foundation to progress in whichever direction you choose when you leave us.