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We are the University of Lincoln College of Arts – a creative community of thinkers, designers, writers, makers, researchers and entrepreneurs.

We want you to learn from our academics’ expert knowledge, but also question it. Push the boundaries, try something new, dare to fail before you succeed.

Our college is about change, it’s about becoming who you are and what you want to be.

You can choose a career from a range of sectors with our variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including architecture and the built environment, design, English and journalism, film and media, fine and performing arts, and history and heritage.

We’ll support you with dedicated learning spaces, professional kit, specialist studios, labs, workshops, newsrooms, and print and digital archives. 

The Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) is a creative hub where you can learn and perform in the Centre’s 450-seat professional working theatre. You can find out more about our facilities on the school pages below.

We want to inspire you. To build your skills under the guidance of our expert team, give you opportunities to work with industry professionals and undertake work experience that will prepare you for your future.

Our graduates have gone on to become influential contributors to the creative industries, both nationally and internationally. They work everywhere from the BBC, to Architectural firms, advertising agencies, on blockbuster films and in theatre.

What do you want to be? Find out at one of our open days.


Arts Foundation Year

The College has developed alternative routes of entry for students who do not meet our standard entry requirements, opening up an exciting world of opportunities in a range of subjects. The Arts Foundation Year aims to prepare you for degree-level study by equipping you with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in your chosen subject.

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Tell Your Story

Nurture your creativity for a career in the multi-million-pound global media industry of Film and Media Production.

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Express Yourself

Study a Creative Arts course at Lincoln to find a way to build a narrative that’s not just bound by language.

Study English at the University of Lincoln

Words Are Powerful

Communicate, inspire, and inform. Find your voice with an English degree at Lincoln.

Study Architecture at the University of Lincoln

8 Billion People

Architects — their world is in your hands. What will you make of it?

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Shape the World Around You

From the buildings we live in, to the adverts we see every day, designers create the world around us.

Industry Experts: Carol Ann Duffy

Dame Carol Ann Duffy is the first woman to hold the post of Poet Laureate in its nearly 350-year history, and was appointed in 2009 for a ten-year fixed term. At Lincoln, Carol Ann is currently a Visiting Artist, giving lectures as well as speaking to students and alumni.

The University of Lincoln and the College of Arts welcomes high-profile individuals from all over the world to speak at our prestigious Great Lives public lecture series. Our students, staff and members of the public can benefit from guest lectures by Visiting Professors and Lecturers recognised as leaders in their field.