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Applicants should apply to LIPA via our online portal.

We consider applications in the order they are submitted and close the course once it becomes full. We will update this course page on our website, when this Master’s course becomes full and we are no longer considering applications for that year of entry.

Online portal

What happens after I have applied?

Step 1: Our assessment of your application

We'll review your application carefully and if we think you are on course to meet our entry requirements and depending on the number of applicants, we’ll send you a date to attend one of our interview events. If you live in the UK, this will be in Liverpool. If you live overseas, we will invite you to an online interview. If you live overseas and would prefer to travel here to attend an in-person interview, please email


Step 2: Preparing for the interview

We send you interview guidelines to help you prepare yourself fully for the interview. In the downloads below, you will find guidelines for 2024 entry.

MA Costume Making In Person Interview Guidelines for 2024 entry

MA Costume Making Online Interview Guidelines for 2024 entry


Step 3: Attending an interview

We know interviews are nerve-wracking so your best approach will be to prepare by reading our guidelines carefully and as soon as possible after you receive them. At your interview we're interested in finding out about you as an individual, so please try to relax, be yourself and enjoy yourself on the day.


Step 4: Communicating our decision

We aim to let you know our decision within three working weeks of the interview, although some decisions may not be made until all candidates have been seen. The decision might be:

  • An unconditional offer of a place
  • A conditional offer based on exam results or further assessed work
  • A notification that your application has been unsuccessful

Our decision will be final. We do not supply feedback to unsuccessful candidates. In many cases, a lack of success is due to the level of competition for places, rather than a specific personal weakness.

Frequently Asked Questions 

I have a learning difficulty or disability, will this affect my application?

We value diversity and will welcome your application. If you would like to request a reasonable adjustment as part of the audition/interview process, please contact the Admissions Manager to discuss this. Email or call +44 (0)151 330 3084.

Do I have to pay an interview fee?

There is no interview fee for this course.