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The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) is a school in the English city of Liverpool that offers training in Acting, Dance, Music, Sound Technology, Arts Management, Technical Theatre, and Theatre Design. Students in Rome, Italy. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq mi   - Water (%) Population... Liverpool waterfront by night, as seen from the Wirral. ... Acting is the work of an actor, a person in theatre, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and, usually, speaking or singing the written text or play. ... For other uses, see Dance (disambiguation). ... Music is an art, entertainment, or other human activity that involves organized and audible sounds and silence. ... A schematic representation of hearing. ... The Arts is a broad subdivision of culture, comprised of many expressive disciplines. ... It has been suggested that Drama (art form) be merged into this article or section. ...

LIPA's main entrance, on Mount Street
LIPA's main entrance, on Mount Street

It offers nine full-time BA (Hons) degrees, as well as Post Graduate Diplomas and more recently has added Master of Arts (postgraduate) programmes to its prospectus. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (945x614, 79 KB) Summary Photograph of main entrance of LIPA. Image is in the public domain. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (945x614, 79 KB) Summary Photograph of main entrance of LIPA. Image is in the public domain. ... A Master of Arts is a postgraduate academic masters degree awarded by universities in North America and the United Kingdom (excluding the ancient universities of Scotland and Oxbridge. ... A prospectus is a legal document that institutions and businesses use to describe what they have to offer for participants and buyers. ...


LIPA also offers Saturday morning and afternoon performing arts classes for 4 to 19 year olds.

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History

How LIPA came to be

LIPA was started by Sir Paul McCartney and Mark Featherstone-Witty. Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born June 18, 1942) is an English singer, instrumentalist and songwriter, who first came to prominence as a member of The Beatles. ...


It was a meeting of two ideas: Paul McCartney had discovered that his old school — the Liverpool Institute for Boys — was derelict, and wanted to be able to save it; Mark Featherstone-Witty had set up the Brit School in London, and wanted to try his ideas on a bigger scale. The Liverpool Institute for Boys was founded in 1825, but occupied other premises while the money was found to build a dedicated building. ... The BRIT School located in The Crescent, Selhurst, Croydon is Britains only free performing arts and technology school. ... London (pronounced ) is the capital city of England and of the United Kingdom. ...


Mark had been fired up by Alan Parker’s 1980 film Fame, about the New York High School for the Performing Arts. The film inspired him to think about what training would have best prepared him and others for a lasting career in the arts and entertainment industry. The film gave him the idea that performing artists needed to train in all three performing arts (acting, dance and music) at the same time. Then he read a book about musicians who had failed to understand they were entering a business, despite the phrase ‘show business’. He also took on board the idea that performers formed the tip of an arts and entertainment employment iceberg. Performers were a fraction of the employment. From these basic concepts, he created a blueprint for a new type of training and then spent three years quizzing the industry and refining his philosophy. By 1985 he had nearly 50 artists, directors, choreographers and entrepreneurs backing him. Alan Parker on the set of Pink Floyd The Wall Sir Alan Parker (born February 14, 1944) is a British film director, producer, writer, and actor. ... 1980 (MCMLXXX) was a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Fame is a movie directed by Alan Parker which was released in 1980. ... Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts The Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts is located near the Juilliard School in the Lincoln Center district of Manhattan, on Amsterdam Avenue between 65th Street and 64th Street. ... Look up Career in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Arts is a broad subdivision of culture, comprised of many expressive disciplines. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Recreation. ... Show business is a vernacular term for the business of entertainment. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Look up artist in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A theatre director is a principal in the theatre field who oversees and orchestrates the mounting of a play by unifying various endeavors and aspects of production. ... Choreography (also known as dance composition) is the art of making structures in which movement occurs, the term composition may also refer to the navigation or connection of these movement structures. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Record producer Sir George Martin knew Mark was looking for somewhere to develop a school, and Paul was looking for something that could save the building, and so introduced them. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


The struggle to create the facility and the school took seven years and is described in more detail on LIPA's website, and in a book by Mark Featherstone-Witty. It wasn’t easy, but then, as Paul reminds Mark from time to time, ‘if it was easy, everyone would be doing it’. It took £20m for the facility, the curriculum and the support to maintain and develop all three. Website - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... In education, a curriculum (plural curricula) is the set of courses and their contents offered by an institution such as a school or university. ...


1996 - today

LIPA was opened by The Queen in January 1996, and since then its range of courses has expanded with each new academic year. Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary Windsor; born 21 April 1926) is the Queen of 16 independent sovereign states known as the Commonwealth Realms. ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The school year, also academic year, describes the time(s) a student goes to school, college, university etc. ...


From the start, the desire and so the challenge was to achieve excellence with access. The final solution was to offer higher education courses to achieve excellence and a range of open and flexible learning courses to achieve access. To this day, both embody the heart of the Institute. The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ...


10th Anniversary

LIPA celebrated its 10th Birthday on January 30, 2006 at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall with a performance designed to celebrate the past, present and future, alongside the launch of a new book: "LIPA - The First Ten Years In Pictures". This event also served to launch 2006 as "Liverpool Performs", one of the theme years leading up to Liverpool's time as European Capital of Culture 2008.[1] January 30 is the 30th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The current Philharmonic Hall was completed in 1939, designed by Herbert J Rowse. ...


Current Courses

Diploma

Diplomas are validated by LIPA, and are offered mainly as a course which will allow entry into higher education, either in LIPA or elsewhere. A diploma (from Greek diploma) is a certificate or deed issued by an educational institution, such as a university, that testifies that the recipient has successfully completed a particular course of study, or confers an academic degree. ... The University of Cambridge is an institute of higher learning. ...

  • LIPA Diploma in Performing Arts (Acting)
  • LIPA Diploma in Performing Arts (Dance)
  • LIPA Diploma in Performing Arts (Song)
  • LIPA Diploma in Popular Music and Sound Technology

A diploma (from Greek diploma) is a certificate or deed issued by an educational institution, such as a university, that testifies that the recipient has successfully completed a particular course of study, or confers an academic degree. ... A diploma (from Greek diploma) is a certificate or deed issued by an educational institution, such as a university, that testifies that the recipient has successfully completed a particular course of study, or confers an academic degree. ... A diploma (from Greek diploma) is a certificate or deed issued by an educational institution, such as a university, that testifies that the recipient has successfully completed a particular course of study, or confers an academic degree. ... A diploma (from Greek diploma) is a certificate or deed issued by an educational institution, such as a university, that testifies that the recipient has successfully completed a particular course of study, or confers an academic degree. ...

Undergraduate (Degree)

Degree programmes are all validated by Liverpool John Moores University In some educational systems, an undergraduate is a post-secondary student pursuing a Bachelors degree. ... It has been suggested that Professional degree be merged into this article or section. ... The word validation has several related meanings: In general, validation is the process of checking if something satisfies a certain criterion. ... Liverpool John Moores University is a university in Liverpool, United Kingdom. ...

The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view. ... The Arts is a broad subdivision of culture, comprised of many expressive disciplines. ... Music is an art, entertainment, or other human activity that involves organized and audible sounds and silence. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Recreation. ... Management (from Old French ménagement the directing, from Latin manu agere to lead by the hand) characterises the process of leading and directing all or part of an organisation, often a business, through the deployment and manipulation of resources (human, financial, material, intellectual or intangible). ... The performing arts include theater, motion pictures, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, magic and the marching arts, such as brass bands, etc. ... Music is an art, entertainment, or other human activity that involves organized and audible sounds and silence. ... The performing arts include theater, motion pictures, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, magic and the marching arts, such as brass bands, etc. ... A schematic representation of hearing. ... It has been suggested that Drama (art form) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Drama (art form) be merged into this article or section. ...

Postgraduate

  • Diploma in Acting

Quaternary education or postgraduate education is the fourth-stage educational level which follows the completion of an undergraduate degree at a college or university. ...

MA Postgraduate programmes

  • MA in Performing Arts Education
  • MA in Dance Theatre Practice
  • MA in Community Music
  • MA in Contemporary Theatre Practice

A Master of Arts is a postgraduate academic masters degree awarded by universities in North America and the United Kingdom (excluding the ancient universities of Scotland and Oxbridge. ... A Master of Arts is a postgraduate academic masters degree awarded by universities in North America and the United Kingdom (excluding the ancient universities of Scotland and Oxbridge. ... A Master of Arts is a postgraduate academic masters degree awarded by universities in North America and the United Kingdom (excluding the ancient universities of Scotland and Oxbridge. ... A Master of Arts is a postgraduate academic masters degree awarded by universities in North America and the United Kingdom (excluding the ancient universities of Scotland and Oxbridge. ...

Companions

Until 2006, Lipa was not able to award it's own degrees, so rather than issuing Honorary Degrees like other British Universities, it awarded people Companionships. LIPA awards companionships to individuals in recognition of their contributions to the world of art and entertainment, particularly within the sectors to which LIPA is linked. An honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa ad gradum, not to be confused with an honors degree) is an academic degree awarded to an individual as a decoration, rather than as the result of matriculating and studying for several years. ...


Prospective companions usually attend the Institute at least once before they are invited to become companions in order to give masterclasses to students, or to participate in 'Conversation with' type question and answer sessions. Some then revisit the Institute at later dates. This page is a candidate to be moved to Wiktionary. ...


As of August 2006, LIPA's companions are:


2006

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2004 Guy Chambers (born January 12, 1963) is a British songwriter and record producer best known for his long partnership with Robbie Williams. ... Robin Hugh Gibb CBE was born December 22, 1949, in Douglas, Isle of Man, the twin of Maurice Gibb (1949-2003). ... Alec McCowen (born May 26, 1925) is a British actor, best known for classical roles including Shakespeare. ... Timothy Wheeler (born 4 January 1977 in Downpatrick, Northern Ireland) is a British singer and songwriter who is best known for being a founding member of the rock band Ash. ...

2003 The Bangles in a 1980s publicity photo; Debbi Peterson, Susanna Hoffs, Vicki Peterson, Michael Steele. ... The name Ken Campbell can refer to: The British artist and book maker Ken Campbell The British writer and actor Ken Campbell The US actor Ken Hudson Campbell The Canadian evangelist Ken Campbell An American philosopher[Ken Campbell] This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might... The Christian Heritage Party is a minor political party in Canada. ... Arlene Phillips OBE (born 1952 in Manchester, Lancashire, England) is a British choreographer working in many fields of dance. ... William Martin Russell (born 23 August 1947) is a British playwright, lyricist and composer. ...

2002 Barbara Dickson is a Scottish actress and singer, known for her work on stage (Blood Brothers) and television (Band of Gold). ... Nickolas Grace is a British actor, best known for his roles on television - including Anthony Blanche in Brideshead Revisited and the Sheriff of Nottingham in Robin of Sherwood. ... Andy McCluskey Andy McCluskey (born George Andrew McCluskey, on 24 June 1959, in Heswall, Cheshire, England) was the lead singer and primary songwriter for the band OMD. He met Paul Humphreys in school, and played with him in several bands, including Hitlerz Underpantz, VCL XI and The Id. ...

2001 Stephen Bayley, born in Cardiff in 1951 and educated at Manchester University and Liverpool School of Architecture is a British art critic and cultural critic. ... Anthony Field born May 8,1963 is an actor, musician and founding member of the Wiggles. ... Anthony (Tony) Wilson is a British record label and nightclub manager and journalist for Granada Television. ...

+ denotes a Companion who is also a LIPA Patron. Joan Anita Barbara Armatrading (born in Basseterre, Saint Kitts on December 9, 1950) and brought up in Birmingham, England is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist. ... The Scottish pairing of Benny Gallagher and Graham Lyle joined forces in 1964, initially as songwriters. ... Malcolm McLaren Malcolm McLaren (born 22 January 1946) is a British impresario and self-publicist who is best known as being the manager of the punk rock band the Sex Pistols. ... Generally, patronage is the act of a so-called patron who supports or favors some individual, family, group or institution. ...


See also

The Liverpool Institute for Boys was founded in 1825, but occupied other premises while the money was found to build a dedicated building. ...

External links

'History section' adapted from the LIPA 'History Page'

  • LIPA website

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