School of Fine and Performing Arts

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Welcome to the School of Fine and Performing Arts

At The School of Fine and Performing Arts, we aim to provide our students with an educational experience that is internationally relevant and culturally diverse. We offer undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses in a broad range of arts subjects.

Dance and Drama students learn in our purpose-built Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, where facilities include a 450-seat theatre, studio spaces and workshops. As well as being home to our performing arts students, the Centre hosts comedy, dance, drama and music performances from national touring companies and artists.

Fine Art students benefit from specialist facilities in the University’s £11 million Nicola de la Haye Building. Throughout your studies there are numerous opportunities for you to showcase your work, including our highly regarded end of year degree shows.

Whichever programme you choose, our practice-led approach and excellent industry links are designed to prepare you for a successful career in your chosen sector. 

Dr Andrew Westerside 

Head of School


  • On-campus Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, a £6 million, 450-seat professional theatre with industry-standard studio spaces for performance and rehearsal, dressing rooms and a prop and set building workshop.  
  • The Platform, a 350 capacity versatile music venue with integrated in-house PA system. 
  • Soundproofed practice and rehearsal rooms. 
  • Multitrack studio with dual control room, three recording areas including live room, dead room and drum isolation booth for music and drama production. 
  • Six audio edit suites and four radio production studios. 
  • Dedicated studio space and cutting edge equipment for art students. 
  • Multi-materials workshops for wood, metal, plaster, plastics, resin, equipment for acrylic resist etching, digital imagery and screen printing, as well as photography, video and animation facilities. 
  • ProjectSpacePlus - the University’s open space for exhibition, creative inquiry, experimentation and contemporary thinking.

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Lincoln School of Fine and Performing Arts