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Liverpool Screen School 

Thank you for booking your interview all the information you need is provided below:

We look forward to seeing you on the day. If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact the Faculty Admissions Team on 0151 231 5175 or by email to apsadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk.

Drama applicants

Thank you for booking an audition and interview for a Drama programme at Liverpool John Moores University. This audition and interview information is applicable for the following programmes:

BA (Hons) Drama

BA (Hons) Drama and Creative Writing

BA (Hons) Drama and English Literature

BA (Hons) Drama with Foundation Year

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, a situation that is constantly evolving, we have heeded recommendations from the government and Public Health England and have revised our methods of auditioning and interviewing in order to avoid unnecessary face-to-face contact and keep both our staff and prospective students as safe as possible. Consequently, our auditions and interviews will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

The Audition and Interview Day will take place via a Zoom Meeting

Important: The Zoom link you will need for joining the audition and interview day is:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85767895187

Please note, when you join we require you to make your first name and surname visible so we can register your attendance. Please do not give out any personal details.

The schedule of the day is:

1.       PROGRAMME INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME: 1.00-3.00pm

1.00 - 1:15pm: Zoom Meeting opens for you to join, register for the session, and chat informally with current students.

1:15pm: Introduction and welcome by Dr Nick Phillips, the Programme Leader.  We’ll also introduce our staff and current students who will be helping you on the day.

1:30 – 2.00pm: There will be some video presentations of past work and we will also include student comments about the course and the city. This will be done through a screen share on Zoom.

2.00 - 2:15pm: Any questions so far? In a Zoom Forum open to you all.

2:15 – 3.00pm: Charlie Dickinson, the Admissions Tutor will deliver his presentation/chat with support from current students. This will be followed by a private breakout room forum just between current students and applicants.

2.       AUDITIONS: 3.00-4.00pm

Our admissions staff will request that you join an individual Breakout Room for your audition between these times.

  • Individual Solo Speeches: one 60-90 second speech from each applicant. 
  • Speeches can be any genre and from any period, but must be performed live.
  • Speeches must be from existing texts and not from devised or improvised work.

3.       INTERVIEWS: 4.00-5.00pm

Our admissions staff will request that you join an individual Breakout Room for your interview between these times. The interview will be one-to-one with a member of academic staff and will last 10 minutes. Here are some of the questions we will ask:

Q) Why have you applied to us?
Q) What would you say your skills and interests are?
Q) How did you first become interested in the Performing Arts?
Q) What piece of live performance that you saw has stayed with you and why?
Q) What would be your dream job? And why?

      4. FINAL QUESTIONS AND END OF AUDITION AND INTERVIEW SESSION: 5.00pm

No longer available?

If you find that you are no longer available, you can amend your audition and interview date and select an alternative date.

Following your audition and interview, the Admissions Team will update UCAS on our decision. UCAS will then automatically generate a notification to you, letting you know the University’s decision.

Musical Theatre Practice

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, a situation that is constantly evolving, we have heeded recommendations from the government and Public Health England and have revised our methods of auditioning and interviewing in order to avoid unnecessary face-to-face contact and keep both our staff and prospective students as safe as possible. Consequently, our auditions and interviews will be conducted virtually via Zoom.

The Audition and Interview Day will take place via a Zoom Meeting

Important: The Zoom link you will need for joining the audition and interview day is:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85767895187

Please note, when you join we require you to make your first name and surname visible so we can register your attendance. Please do not give out any personal details.

The schedule of the day is:

1.       PROGRAMME INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME: 1.00-3.00pm

1.00 - 1:15pm: Zoom Meeting opens for you to join, register for the session, and chat informally with current students.

1:15pm: Introduction and welcome by Dr Nick Phillips, the Programme Leader.  We’ll also introduce our staff and current students who will be helping you on the day.

1:30 – 2.00pm: There will be some video presentations of past work and we will also include student comments about the course and the city. This will be done through a screen share on Zoom.

2.00 - 2:15pm: Any questions so far? In a Zoom Forum open to you all.

2:15 – 3.00pm: Charlie Dickinson, the Admissions Tutor will deliver his presentation/chat with support from current students. This will be followed by a private breakout room forum just between current students and applicants.

2.       AUDITIONS: 3.00-4.00pm

Our admissions staff will request that you join an individual Breakout Room for your audition between these times.

  • One song from each applicant.
  • Songs can be accompanied or not, but must be performed live. 
  • This must be an existing song and not self-penned.

3.       INTERVIEWS: 4.00-5.00pm

Our admissions staff will request that you join an individual Breakout Room for your interview between these times. The interview will be one-to-one with a member of academic staff and will last 10 minutes. Here are some of the questions we will ask:

Q) Why have you applied to us?

Q) What would you say your skills and interests are?

Q) How did you first become interested in the Performing Arts?

Q) What piece of live performance that you saw has stayed with you and why?

Q) What would be your dream job? And why?

      4. FINAL QUESTIONS AND END OF AUDITION AND INTERVIEW SESSION: 5.00pm

No longer available?

If you find that you are no longer available, you can amend your audition and interview date and select an alternative date.

Following your audition and interview, the Admissions Team will update UCAS on our decision. UCAS will then automatically generate a notification to you, letting you know the University’s decision.

I have a question. Who can I ask?

If you have a question about your interview, please contact the team below.

Faculty of Arts, Professional and Social Studies

Telephone: 0151 231 5175
Email: apsadmissions@ljmu.ac.uk