Funding Opportunity

Scholarship - The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) BA (Hons) Acting

The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation Scholarship will be awarded by the College as part of the audition/selection process on the combined basis of merit and financial need. The Scholarship will cover course fees only and will be reviewed on an annual basis.

Please note that applications made directly to The Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation will not be considered.

LIPA want you to be a versatile, creative and innovative actor, capable of creating your own opportunities.

LIPA offers training that prepares actors for rehearsal, performance, production, interdisciplinary creation and industry engagement. Working in challenging scenarios with traditional and innovative practitioner approaches, you expand your psychological and physical processes to hone your acting methodology. You experience classic and contemporary works, alongside commissioned new writing, giving you the chance to bring characters to life for the first time.

You collaborate with external professionals and students from other disciplines to realise full, professional-scale productions. You also develop self-employment, enterprise and interpersonal skills.

Your first year gives you the tools and framework for approaching and responding to dramatic and creative stimuli. In The Actor's Technique modules, you focus on the technical principles of naturalistic technique. This is supported by rigorous fundamental training in voice and movement. A grounding in cultural perspectives provides an intellectual underpinning, and you explore artistic creation, collaboration and elements of professional development. Throughout this year, you are introduced to interdisciplinary and entrepreneurial work ethics.

This year, you continue to develop your technical proficiency in acting, movement and voice. You advance towards an independent acting methodology that results in a public presentation of a challenging, non-naturalistic work. Working with classic, period and heightened texts, you get to understand the demands of each type of material. You undertake a second project concentrating on an innovative production and collate recorded scenes from both of this year's productions. You have the opportunity to broaden your skillset, developing associated skills such as writing, directing, producing or musical theatre.

Your final year is about presenting yourself as a professional actor. You take part in two public performances, using your independent methodology and collaborating with external directors and creatives. Showcases provide the opportunity to engage with agents, professionals and casting directors. Your showcase pieces and showreel are made available digitally and online, giving you the resources to market yourself to a wider industry audience. You create new work, preparing you for the challenges of your professional career. Finally, you explore an issue relevant to your craft, with the option of writing a dissertation or conducting a practice-as-research project.