HOW TO APPLY
UK applicants should apply online via UCAS.
Applications for 2023 entry can be submitted from 6 September 2022 and the deadline is 25 January 2023 at 18:00 (UK time).
You will need the following codes to apply:
- UCAS course code: W500
- UCAS institution code: LIVIN
- UCAS institution number: L48
Please note that applications for this course received after 25 January are unlikely to be considered.
Applicants outside the UK can either apply via our online portal or via UCAS.
Applications open in early September and there is no deadline for applications. However, you should be aware that the majority of audition events take place in February and March and places begin to fill up after this time so applying by 25 January is advisable.
What happens after I have applied?
Step 1: Our assessment of your applications
We’ll review your application and if we think you are on course to meet our entry requirements, we’ll invite you to audition for us.
If you live in the UK, this will be in Liverpool.
If you live overseas, we will invite you to submit a recorded audition, following our guidelines and instructional videos, which you will receive via email after we have assessed your application. We may then arrange to conduct an online interview with you before we make a decision about whether or not to offer you a place. If we are arranging auditions in your country or a country near to you, we will invite you to one of those events and will send you our overseas guidelines.
For UCAS applicants we will send you an additional form to complete, telling us about your dance experience to date. If you are attending an in-person audition, we ask you to print this form and bring it with you to your audition. For direct applicants, this information is already asked in your initial online application.
Step 2: Preparing for the audition
We will email you the relevant audition guidelines to help you prepare yourself. You can find the guidelines in the download below for our in-person auditions held in Liverpool.
BA Dance audition guidelines in-person 2023 entry
Step 3: Attending an audition
At your in-person audition, we aim to give you a sense of what it’s like to be a student here and how we teach. This helps you to decide whether we are a good fit for you. We know auditions are nerve-wracking so your best approach is to prepare by reading our guidelines carefully and as soon as possible after you receive them.
Step 4: Communicating our decision
After your audition there are four possible outcomes:
- An unconditional offer of a place
- A conditional offer based on exam results or further assessed work
- An offer to audition for an alternative course or a possible offer on to an alternative course here
- 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
How many courses can I apply to?
On your UCAS form, you can apply for up to five choices. You are welcome to apply for more than one degree course here but this will count as another one of your five choices. If you are an international student, you can apply directly to us for more than one course.
What happens if I miss the deadline for applying?
There is a high demand for places, so if you miss the deadline for your course, please contact our Admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are an international student you are not bound by the UCAS deadline and we will be happy to consider your direct application after this date, please contact email@example.com for more information.
Can I defer entry?
We do not accept applications for deferred entry. However, there are exceptional circumstances when we will consider this, such as cases of compulsory military service for international students.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 (0)151 330 3084.
How much does it cost to apply via UCAS?
The application fee for submitting an application through UCAS for 2023 entry is £27 if applying to more than one university course, or £22.50 for one university choice.
What are the course codes to use on my UCAS application?
Each degree programme has a code number and abbreviation. For our Dance degree these are W500, BA/DANCE. LIPA’s institution code is LIVIN. Our institution number is L48.
Do I have to pay an audition fee?
There is no audition fee for this course. We offer a travel grant scheme for UK applicants who come from areas where participation in Higher Education is traditionally low. This is based on postcode data, so all eligible candidates, who we wish to invite to an audition will be automatically offered the travel grant (if applicable).