Michael Hoyle - Programme Leader
Michael Hoyle has worked professionally in theatre since 2003 in a variety of roles, including Chief Technician at the Theatre Royal in Lincoln. As Technical Manager of the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, he manages much of the Centre's activity and also acts as resident designer, designing the set and lighting for many of the Centre's flagship performances.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.
Students can work and perform in the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, a £6 million, 450-seat theatre on campus. The Centre hosts a year-round programme of performances from students and national touring companies. Facilities include industry-standard studio and rehearsal spaces.
Each student will receive event/performance credits which can be used against ticketed performances at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre.
As an extracurricular activity, students can join The Lincoln Company, a professional collaboration between students, staff, and practicing artists which performs existing and original works at venues across the country, including runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Students who join the visit to Edinburgh are required to make a contribution towards costs.
The work of The Lincoln Company ranges from new writing to contemporary and experimental performance, and works year-round. Previous work we have toured includes Joe Orton's Loot, David Greig's The Cosmonaut's Letter to the Woman He Once Loved in the Soviet Union, and Michael Pinchbeck's Sit With Us For a Moment and Remember.
The Lincoln Company may also support graduate companies and artists as they embark on professional careers as theatre-makers. Graduate company The Backpack Ensemble, whose degree-show The Search For a Black-Browed Albatross won three awards at the 2018 National Student Drama Festival, are the most recent example of The Lincoln Company's work with graduating student groups.
Students can take an optional placement in the UK or overseas, studying abroad. During the placement, students will be required to cover their own transport, accommodation, and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year, if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry.
Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.
The Technical Theatre and Stage Management programme offers additional training, such as courses in pyrotechnic operation, use of access equipment, and other industry-relevant training.
Additional courses and training opportunities are made available as extracurricular activities and may be subject to additional costs. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the course, travel, accommodation, and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their course, transportation, accommodation, and meal costs.
As part of the admissions process, applicants are required to attend an interview day with tutors from the Lincoln School of Fine and Performing Arts. The interview day consists of short 'taster' workshops.
The course aims to prepare students for a spectrum of potential careers, including production design, stage management, programming for the stage, live audio engineering, venue management, lighting design for live events, and production management.
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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.