College of Arts


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

Our mission is to accelerate, communicate and celebrate the power of arts and humanities to transform lives and communities. Through connecting the local and the global, and the past, present, and future, we develop original insights, tell meaningful stories, and produce creative outputs that interrogate and remake the world. By focusing and intensifying our endeavours, and weaving them throughout the university and wider society, we aim to realise our full potential to expand minds, enrich lived experiences and build prosperity for our region and beyond. 

Working collaboratively with students, partner organisations, employers, communities, and academics from other disciplines, we engage rigorously and creatively with some of the key issues of the age helping to forge a progressive future in which the arts sit centre-stage. We want to inspire you and support you to build your skills under the guidance of our expert team, giving you opportunities to work with industry professionals and undertake work experience that will prepare you for your future. 

You can choose a career from a range of sectors with our variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, including architecture and the built environment, creative arts, design, film, media and journalism, and humanities and heritage and we will support you with dedicated learning spaces, professional kit, specialist studios, labs, workshops, newsrooms, and print and digital archives.  

The Lincoln Arts Centre 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. 

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. 

Our staff-student community is outward-facing, ambitious, entrepreneurial, and reflective. We use curiosity, critical thinking, and creative methodologies to challenge preconceptions and forge new understandings of who we were, who we are, and who we can be 

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 are not completely sure of their specialism, need more time to adjust to degree-level study, or do not meet out standard entry requirements, opening up an exciting world of opportunities in a range of subjects. The Arts Foundation Year is designed 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.