Tonia Warsap - Programme Leader
Before joining the University, Tonia enjoyed a varied career as an Architectural Designer working for various architectural firms throughout Lincolnshire. As an academic, she embraces the collaborative aspects of Interior and Architectural Design alongside her own professional practice.Academic Staff List
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.
† 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.
A practical studio culture is in place at the University of Lincoln and as well as striving to provide a stimulating and creative environment, this way of working aims to prepare students for their future career in architecture and design. It also allows students the opportunity to take responsibility for how they develop a space, explore their own visual style, and to engage with other students and staff. The studios are open plan and students have 24 hour access. Each year group is designated an area, and each student has a space in this area. The School encourages students to engage with the studio environment and work with peers.
Students have the opportunity to work on live projects. For example students worked with YMCA Lincolnshire and the design fee was used for the end of year show.
Our graduates return to campus to give presentations on working in the design industry, applying for jobs, and life after University.
Students are currently provided with free access to Adobe Creative Cloud and Autodesk software, as well as Lynda.com for the duration of their studies.
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.
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.
Final-year Interior Architecture and Design students have won the BIID Student Design Challenge 2019. The challenge, hosted by the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID), involved teams from eight institutions working on a design brief without the use of digital tools or platforms. Teams were asked to design a zero-waste supermarket and café focusing on the principle of the circular economy.
The winning team included students Ellie Taylor, Chloe Sell, Molly Crawford, Hannah Cooper, Lexi Calton, Danielle Jensen and their Programme Leader Tonia Warsap.
Applicants will be invited to submit a digital portfolio of work. Please carefully select and edit your work to produce an exciting, creative and representative portfolio which informs us about your skills, interests and ambitions. Your portfolio may include (but not exclusively) examples of observational drawing, design project work, painting and sculpture, textile works, design development drawing, photography, model-making, use of colour, perspective drawing and technical drawing. We would like to see a collection of 15-20 pieces of your work.
My time on the course was invaluable, as I not only learnt about the design process, but also acquired crucial skills in design practice.Alex Uney, BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design graduate
Interior Architecture and Design graduates have gone on to careers in various areas of the discipline, working in a wide range of interior, architectural, or design practices nationally and internationally. Some choose to continue their studies with a postgraduate degree.
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This course places a strong emphasis on design, sustainability, and creativity while addressing the issues of living in the contemporary city.
Design for Event, Exhibition and Performance focuses on the creation of narrative-led environments for the cultural and commercial sectors.
With links to the design industry and support to launch business start ups, this course aims to support the product designers of the future.
At Lincoln, we strive to make sure our student experience is engaging, supportive, and academically challenging. That is why, in response to the issues presented by the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been prioritising face-to-face teaching sessions for our new and returning students in areas where they are the most valuable, such as seminars, tutorials, workshops, and lab and practical sessions. Additional online opportunities have been introduced where they support learning and have been shown to be successful and popular with our current students.
Safety remains a key focus. We are fully prepared to adapt our plans if changes in Government guidance makes this necessary, and we will endeavour to keep current and prospective students informed. For more information about how we are working to keep our community safe, please visit our coronavirus web pages.