Paul Sinclair - Programme Leader
Paul has been teaching for 18 years across a range of art and design subjects and has also run his own visualisation business within the creative sector. He is particularly interested in emerging technology and design visualisation, conceptual development, and 3D and CAD modelling. Paul also trained as an animator and has interests in narrative, moving image, and film and time-based media. He has a passion for teaching and mentoring in higher education and enjoys witnessing the careers our alumni go on to around the world.Academic Staff List Make an Enquiry
Welcome to BA (Hons) Product 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 work alongside leading specialists and companies to produce concepts and designs, which can have substantial value for our world. Some of our past student work has gone into production, providing a chance for students to appreciate the designer's role in business and commerce. We are involved with a number of partner companies who have ongoing internship and employment opportunities.
The programme has a vital role in providing creative design provision for the Lincoln School of Design's Technology Hub, which provides innovation, technology, and consultancy for external clients. Students are encouraged to get involved in these projects and showcase the approaches and techniques learnt from their studies.
Adobe Creative Cloud and Fusion 360 Software
All Product Design students currently have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud and Fusion 360 software 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.
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.
Applicants will be invited to submit a digital portfolio of work. The portfolio should include examples of your current art and design work including descriptions of the processes undertaken during your research, sketchbooks, idea generation and development. Please carefully select and edit your work to produce an exciting, creative and representative portfolio which reflects your interests and abilities within art and design, including images of any 3D work produced. Around 15-20 samples in your main portfolio would be ideal.
- 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 experimental and innovative development.
- Please title your work with your full name and UCAS number
Facemask of the Future Wins Product Design Competition Supported by Samsung
An up-and-coming designer from the University of Lincoln has produced an innovative new facemask to protect children from harmful pollution.
Owen Phillips, a final-year Product Design student, designed the pioneering new product as part of a project supported by Samsung KX and tech guru Jason Bradbury.
Owen’s mask – called 'Polligon' - is a highly efficient filtration mask designed specifically for children to protect them from harmful pollution on their walk to school. The mask is designed so that it can be reversed into a neckerchief to be worn throughout the day, it can also be customised by the user or their school to be incorporated into school uniform.
Owen said: "With harmful pollution levels and the recent Coronavirus pandemic creating many challenges and increasing demand for respiratory protection, I think it is really important that solutions take into account the needs of different users, stakeholders and cultures to ensure they are feasible and can maximise impact now and in the future."
"The University of Lincoln and the Product Design team hold a special place in my heart. The community was supportive and equipped me with the tools to start my design career."Hannah Davis, BA (Hons) Product Design graduate
Career opportunities exist in design consultancies and agencies, as well as in-house design departments. Some of our most recent graduates have progressed to roles including Packaging and Trims Designer at Joules, Assistant Design Manager at Playscheme, Junior Designer at GES – Global Experience Specialists, Senior Furniture Designer at Next, Design Accounts Manager at The Future Factory, Designer at Dunelm, and 3D and RP Designer at Hotter Shoes.
Some become freelance designers, while others have established their own design consultancies, with the help of the University’s business incubation unit, Sparkhouse.
Graduate Joep Peters currently works as 3D Generalist at Peek Creative Studios in the Netherlands. Since graduating he has worked on films including Pacific Rim Uprising, Assassins Creed, The Martian, Guardians of the Galaxy, Prometheus, and Superman: Man of Steel.
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Design for Event, Exhibition and Performance
Design for Event, Exhibition and Performance focuses on the creation of narrative-led environments for the cultural and commercial sectors.
Students are encouraged to consider sustainable approaches to their practice, exploring the relationship between good design and timeless fashion.
Students can become skilled visual communicators with the opportunity to work on practical projects to develop their creativity.