LMA – a centre for aspiring actors, musicians, musical theatre stars, film, TV  and games production professionals – is celebrating a record-breaking year after 85% of its students graduated with high degrees.

More than eight of out of 10 students at LMA, based in Liverpool city centre, achieved degrees at 2:1 level or above – the best results for LMA since it opened 10 years ago.

LMA, which has two campuses in the city, on Duke Street and Hope Street, offers BA Honours courses in Acting, Musical Theatre, Music Performance and Theatre, Games Art and Animation and Digital Film and TV Production.

The degrees are accredited by Staffordshire University, with BTEC courses in LMA’s core subjects also available for prospective students.

LMA now has a growing reputation for refining raw talent into young, skilled professionals who can work at the highest level.

Principal Richard Wallace said: “People in the industry regard us as a talent factory, which is reflected in the fact that 80% of our students over the last decade have gone on to forge successful careers in their chosen fields.”

Former students believe they benefited not just from the excellence of the teaching but also the quality of the pastoral care and the amount of contact time with tutors.

LMA courses are taught by industry professionals who have worked on major TV programmes for the BBC, Channel 4 and many others, worked on high-profile West End shows, performed on stage at

major concerts around the country and won awards for their games and animations.

Education at LMA is at the forefront of the teaching ethos but the knowledge of industry pioneers and professionals who dedicate their time to nurturing students’ ability has fostered a close-knit community within LMA.

Since LMA opened its doors in 2008 – the same year Liverpool celebrated being named Capital of Culture and its renaissance into a must-visit city – more than 80% of its 3,000 students have gone on to work in their chosen industry.

Alumni have gone on to work behind the scenes or in front of the camera on BAFTA-winning BBC dramas and Hollywood blockbusters, in spectacular theatre shows in London, released albums and toured the country and designed popular games and pioneered the use of digital animation.

Principal Richard Wallace, who established LMA with his brother Simon and has spearheaded its growth, added: “For 10 years, LMA’s tutors have been developing, nurturing and discovering talent to lead our students on the path to a dream career.

“This year, we have achieved record-breaking results and, along with the quality of teaching at LMA, it’s our world-class accommodation and access to cutting-edge facilities that make the experience here so much more than just an academic one.”

“We started LMA a decade ago because the demand for creative talent was high. That demand is now even higher and we are blazing a trail in training and teaching how to be successful in the media and the entertainments industries.”

Details of courses available at LMA can be found here.