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Student destinations

80% of our students who left in 2019 went on to Higher Education (conservatoires and universities)

The destination results for our students are impressive, with well over 90% of our leavers (2018 and 2019) going into higher education, training or employment. Of the 80% who went into higher education in 2018 and 2019, the majority enrolled on a performing arts course or training in a backstage discipline. Some 40% enrolled at a conservatoire or Federation of Drama Schools (FDS) or Council for Dance, Drama and Musical Theatre (CDMT)-accredited performing arts institution, with the rest enrolling at a university.  

Some of the destinations for our 2018 and 2019 leavers are shown below:

  • Academy of Contemporary Music
  • ADDICT Dance Academy
  • BIMM Manchester
  • Bird College
  • Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
  • Dancebox Studios
  • Falmouth University
  • Guildhall School of Music and Drama
  • Institute of the Arts Barcelona
  • Italia Conti
  • Leeds College of Music
  • Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts
  • London Studio Centre
  • Royal Birmingham Conservatoire
  • The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
  • Royal Northern College of Music
  • Royal Welsh College of Music
  • Shockout Arts
  • The Arden
  • Theatre Works
  • The Hammond School
  • UCLAN
  • University of Liverpool
  • University of London
  • Wilkes Academy

Alumni profiles

Natasha Dowd - studied Acting

What I really love about LIPA Sixth Form College is how varied the classes and activities were. On the Acting course I got to do everything from Voice Acting to Clowning. The tutors, who are all industry experienced, were amazing at pushing me out of my comfort zone and really challenging me. Every day felt like I’d learnt something new. It was certainly never boring. My confidence, along with my ability, have both developed during my time there. I’ve had opportunities both inside and outside of college that have helped me focus on what my end goal is, resulting in my successful application to Leeds Conservatoire to study on their Actor Musician course. All of this has been possible because I came to LIPA Sixth Form College. I wouldn’t have received the same opportunities elsewhere.

Jamie Fisher - studied Dance

From the moment I walked through the doors at LIPA Sixth Form College I felt a real sense of family. I was welcomed with open arms by all members of staff and was encouraged to be the best version of myself on a daily basis. The technical training was phenomenal and challenging for all the right reasons. The teachers know you on a personal basis and know all your strengths and weaknesses, giving you one-to-one training sessions and tips on improvement. Liverpool is an amazing city to study in and its diversity helps you grow as a performer. Thanks to my training I was offered a place at four of the most prestigious dance institutions in the country. My ambition is to be a West End performer, and I thoroughly believe my time at LIPA Sixth Form College has set me on that path.

Lewis Harper - studied Technical Theatre, English and Maths

I first became interested in technical theatre while working on school productions and decided to go to LIPA Sixth Form College after attending an open day. What I love most about studying at LIPA Sixth Form College is the staff. The support you receive is massive and you’ll often find them going above and beyond to ensure students are happy and comfortable. Every single member of staff wants nothing but for the students to succeed. It truly is a special place. The facilities are great and working on industry standard equipment has allowed me to excel and already take my skills to bigger venues. My ambition is to be a touring production electrician and lighting programmer. LIPA Sixth Form College has put me on the right path to achieving this.

Peter Wintersgill - studied Music Performance & Production

During my time at LIPA Sixth Form College, I had the time of my life, drastically developing in my musical ability and more specifically, developing my professional attitude towards music as an industry. My two years at LIPA Sixth Form College were packed full of incredible moments that tested me and pushed my abilities to levels I thought would take years to achieve. The level of help and support I received from my tutors was above and beyond any previous teachers from high school and they really set the bar high for what it means to be a musician in the modern day. Going to LIPA Sixth Form College is an experience I will never forget. It is tough and you will be pushed to your limits but with a high work ethic and a passion for your study, whether it be music like myself or another discipline, it will truly be two of the best years of your life.