26th January 2004




A top Disneyland Paris designer is to give students from the University of Lincoln the benefit of her knowledge and expertise in a masterclass this week.


Barbara Whiteman, a senior designer for Imagineering, will be visiting the university for three days from Wednesday 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.


Three foundation students will join the event after winning a national competition run by the university.


Foundation students from across the country were asked to design a storyboard for the competition.


The winners are: Mike Rourke from Scalby, near Scarborough, George Holt from Brackley in Northhamptonshire and Laura Rutland from Cleveland near Middlesbrough.


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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