Barrie Tullett - Programme Leader
A graduate of St Martins School of Art and Chelsea School of Art, Barrie Tullett has worked as a freelance designer and illustrator with clients including the Science Museum (his drawings are part of the National Collection) and the London Underground. He is the author of Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology (Laurence King Publishing, 2014).Academic Staff List
Welcome to BA (Hons) Graphic Design
How You Study
What You Need to Know
We want you to have all the information you need to make an informed decision on where and what you want to study. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.
An Introduction to Your Modules
† Some courses may offer optional modules. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by staff availability.
How you are assessed
Entry Requirements 2023-24
Students have the opportunity to engage with both live project briefs set by external clients and also national and international competition briefs.
Students are encouraged to enter a range of competitions, for which the course has an enviable track record of success. Previous students have won the RSA Student Design Awards, graduated as members of the International Society of Typographic Designers, won D&AD yellow pencils, had projects reach the semi-finals of the Adobe Design Achievement Awards, and been commended for the YCN Student Awards. Find out more about our students' recent competition successes: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/lsd/studentawards/
Final Year Showcase
We also make every effort to get our students work seen by potential employers; final year students produce a website in conjunction with their final year show. This aims to showcase their individual talents.
Professional design specialists enhance the curriculum through a visiting lecturer programme.
Adobe Creative Cloud
Students are currently provided with free access to Adobe Creative Cloud, Autodesk software, and Lynda.com for the duration of their studies.
Optional Study Trips
Students can choose to participate in optional study visits. Recent destinations include New York. These trips are funded by the students attending.
Through instilling in our design students a thoughtful and critical approach to the way they think about design and apply their creative skills, we aim to prepare them to be leaders in the creative industries.
The University of Lincoln has a comprehensive range of facilities designed to provide a supportive environment for creative practitioners. Students have regular access to workshops, labs, studios, and industry-standard equipment, as well as highly knowledgeable technicians. This environment can help students to develop their knowledge and skills, and complements our purpose-built design studios.
Student Design Awards
Lincoln School of Design students have a long history of winning and being shortlisted for international and national student design competitions, and the last few years have been no exception.
All students are encouraged to seek optional placements in design agencies during their time at University. This gives them the chance to gain hands-on experience and to establish contacts within the graphic design industry.
Students are responsible for covering their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs while undertaking placements.
Applicants will be invited to submit a digital portfolio of work. The portfolio should contain a range of art and design work that reflects your creativity, ability to apply analytical and creative thought processes and demonstrates your exploration of a variety of media and techniques. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate their interest and involvement in a broad spectrum of art and design.
We are looking for the following in a portfolio; sketchbooks and preparatory work showing evidence of your creative ideas and development through:
- Primary and secondary research
- Evidence of you developing ideas visually and exploring alternative solutions by sketching, drawing, and trying different kinds of materials
- Intelligent analytical annotation, we would like you to comment on why you did something not simply describe what you have done.
- Label your work and order it in a logical way
- Feel free to include anything that isn’t quite finished or is work in progress – if you feel it shows your creative style and interests.
- 15-20 samples of work in your submission would be ideal.
- Please title your work with your full name and UCAS number
"My degree made me stand out from the crowd and enabled me to secure my job. I had the necessary experience and knowledge of the design industry because of the work I produced during my degree."Samantha Hicks, BA (Hons) Graphic Design graduate and currently Senior Designer at Ruddocks
Graduates who pursue careers as graphic designers can work across both print and digital platforms. Recent graduates have worked for agencies including True North, Iris, Jaywing, Landor, Design Bridge, Coley Porter Bell, Brass, Raw, Elmwood, Jack Renwick Studio, Interbrand, and Johnson Banks. Some set up their own independent studios or work as freelance graphic designers.
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