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: W460
- UCAS institution code: LIVIN
- UCAS institution number: L48
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 international applicants. However, you should be aware that the majority of interview events take place in February and March and places begin to fill up after this time so applying by 26 January is advisable.
What happens after I have applied?
Step 1: Our assessment of your application
We’ll review your application and if we think you are on course to meet our entry requirements, we’ll invite you to attend one of our interview events. If you live in the UK, this will be in Liverpool. If you live overseas we will automatically invite you to an online interview, unless we are arranging interviews in your country or a country near to you. If you live overseas and would prefer to travel to Liverpool to attend an in-person interview, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Step 2: Preparing for the interview
We will email you the interview guidelines to help you prepare yourself. You can also find the in-person guidelines in the download below.
BA (Hons) Theatre & Performance Design Interview Guidelines 2023 entry in-person
Step 3: Attending an interview event
At your interview, we will ask you to present a portfolio of your design/artwork. This should include a wide range of work (including evidence of 3-D projects if possible), which demonstrates your ability to work with different materials and your potential to develop ideas. You may include work from live performance projects or exhibitions but it is not essential. As well as using this as a chance to get to know you, we also aim to give you a sense of what it’s like to be a student here and how we teach. There is also plenty of time for you to ask us questions. This helps you to decide whether we are a good fit for you. We understand how nerve-wracking attending interviews can be so whether your event is in-person or online, we will do all we can to help you feel at your ease throughout. A top tip is to read the guidelines through a few times before your interview and to not leave anything until the last minute. This should help you feel much calmer on the day. Please remember, that at your interview event, we’re interested in finding out about you as an individual, so please try to relax, be yourself and enjoy yourself.
Step 4: Communicating our decision
We aim to let you know our decision within three working weeks of the interview. This might be
- An unconditional offer of a place
- A conditional offer based on achieving your level 3 qualification grades explained in our entry requirements
- 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
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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 Theatre & Performance Design degree these are W460, BA/DESIGN. LIPA’s institution code is LIVIN. Our institution number is L48.
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.
Is there any support with travel costs to attend the interview?
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 interview will be automatically offered the travel grant (if applicable).