LMA to give talented youngsters £250,000 worth of scholarships

TEENAGERS dreaming of West End or Hollywood stardom, topping the music charts or creating the next Fortnite are being invited to audition to win a £2,500 scholarship at LMA.

One hundred talented youngsters will have the opportunity to secure a year-long scholarship at LMA in Liverpool City Centre as part of a £250,000 fund launched to mark its 10th anniversary.

Aspiring 14 to 19 year-old’s who have a passion for Acting, Film and TV Production, Games and Animation, Music Performance, and Musical Theatre can apply online via the LMA website.

Successful applicants will be invited to audition or pitch from 10am on Saturday 7th July at the Hope Street campus, in front of an influential judging panel.

The scholarships, which will start from September, will be taught by industry professionals every Saturday.

Principal Richard Wallace, who founded LMA with his brother Simon, has created the scholarship fund as part of LMA’s 10th birthday celebrations, which includes major events across Liverpool.

Richard said: “We want to continue to find and teach the next generation of students who go on to critically-acclaimed careers.

“LMA has been the launch pad for more than 3,000 students over the past decade and they have gone on to work with the BBC, in hit West End shows, released applauded albums and become integral in the games industry.

“It’s a chance for us to see raw talent with ambition to succeed. This coupled with outstanding training is sure to make the scholarships a real success.”

LMA also offer full degree courses, accredited by Staffordshire University, in Acting, Digital Film and TV Production, Music Performance, Musical Theatre and Games Art and Animation. It also offers BTEC qualifications.

Students can apply for the scholarships online at https://www.lma.ac.uk/lma-scholarships.