9th January 2006




Hull College announced today that as from August 2006 it is to take over seven of the University of Lincoln Art and Design BA Hons courses which are delivered in Hull and that some staff will also transfer. 


This secures the future of the Hull School of Art and Design, founded in 1861. The school will continue to offer a range of specialist programmes including Digital and Interactive Television, Illustration, Graphic Design, Games Design, TV and Film Design and Web Design as part of Hull College.


The transfer, which has been agreed and is supported by the governing bodies of both the college and the university, includes the transfer of the existing building adjacent to the college’s Queen’s Gardens site.  


Elaine McMahon, Principal and Chief Executive of Hull College, said that this was excellent news for art and design education in the city: “We are delighted to take responsibility for the management and delivery of these programmes.”


The college’s continued growth in higher education provision within the city provides seamless progression from secondary education to postgraduate qualification. This development enhances and extends Hull College’s existing high quality provision in this area, providing a comprehensive portfolio of higher education opportunities within the city of Hull.


“Facilities at the college’s Park Street Centre, together with the transfer of accommodation and resources from the university, means that Hull College can justifiably claim to have the best facilities for art and design education and learning in the region. Our valued partnership relationship with the University of Lincoln will be sustained and developed further; the university will continue to validate those programmes that are transferring and students will enjoy continuity of location and resources.”


Professor David Chiddick, Vice Chancellor or the University of Lincoln, added: “This transfer provides further opportunities for widening access to higher education for disadvantaged groups by breaking down barriers between FE and HE.


“It’s good news for Hull College, good news for the viability of Hull city centre and good news for those in the region that aspire to further and higher education in art and design.”


Editor’s note


List of transferring programmes:


Digital and Interactive Television (BA Hons)

Games Design (BA Hons)

Graphic Design (BA Hons)

Interactive Multimedia (BA Hons)

TV & Film Design (BA Hons)

Web Design (BA Hons)

Illustration (BA Hons)


For further information on the transfer please contact:


Teresa Chalmers, Marketing and Publicity Manager, Hull College

01482 381926 tchalmers@hull-college.ac.uk

or Jez Ashberry, Press and Media Relations Manager, University of Lincoln

01522 886042             jashberry@lincoln.ac.uk