19th December 2003




Students from the University of Lincoln will benefit from the talents of a Disneyland Paris designer in a masterclass to be held next month.


Barbara Whiteman, a senior designer for Disney Imagineering, will be visiting the university for three days from 28th January 2004.


Imagineering is the design arm of the Walt Disney Company and is responsible for the creation of all Disney resorts, theme parks and attractions.


The Museum and Exhibition Design team at the university have arranged the prestigious event which will give students the opportunity to get advice and expertise from the Disneyland designer.


“We are extremely lucky to have such a good relationship with Disneyland Paris as this is a marvellous opportunity for our students,” said Pam Locker, senior lecturer at the Lincoln School of Architecture.


During the three days the students will work on a project set by Barbara.  The projects will then be presented on the final day of the masterclass.


The university has also run a national competition for any foundation students who would like to join the event.


The students were asked to design a storyboard for the competition and four winners will be chosen to join students from the university for the three-day masterclass.


Three students from the university have been on placements in the past to Disneyland Paris where they worked with the Imagineering team.


The University of Lincoln is the only university to have had students accepted on placements at Imagineering. 


For more information contact: Lindsey Bird, Assistant Press Officer

University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886244

Email: lbird@lincoln.ac.uk

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