College of Arts

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The College of Arts allows students to follow their passions and aims to prepare them for careers in a range of sectors. A wide portfolio of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes cover subjects including architecture and the built environment, design, English and journalism, film and media, fine and performing arts, as well as history and heritage.

Graduates have gone on to establish new businesses, develop new products, and become influential contributors to the creative industries, both nationally and internationally.

Students can benefit from readings and masterclasses by guest speakers in the creative industries. In the past guests have included Poet Laureate, Dame Carol Ann Duffy and Dame Penelope Lively and author Chris Packham. Industry links and real world engagement are at the heart of many of our courses.

The College provides dedicated learning spaces with specialist studios, labs, workshops, newsrooms, and print and digital archives.

The Lincoln Performing Arts Centre (LPAC) is a hub of creative performance where students can learn and rehearse in the Centre’s 450-seat theatre, three large studio spaces, and a workshop for building sets and props. As well as student performances, the LPAC hosts a programme of comedy, dance, drama, and music throughout the year.

Students can study and research in the University’s Great Central Warehouse Library, which provides more than 260,000 printed books, and approximately 750,000 electronic books and journals, as well as databases and specialist collections.

The Media Archive for Central England, based on campus, is a public archive dedicated to researching and preserving collections of film and moving image materials. Its aim is to inform our understanding of the culture and history of the UK. There is also Project Space Plus, which is the University’s open space for exhibition, creative inquiry, experimentation, and contemporary thinking.

The College has also developed alternative routes of entry for students who do not meet our standard entry requirements, opening up an exciting world of opportunities in a range of subjects. The Arts Foundation Year aims to prepare students for degree-level study by equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to be successful in their chosen subject.

Industry Experts: Carol Ann Duffy

Dame Carol Ann Duffy is the first woman to hold the post of Poet Laureate in its nearly 350-year history, and was appointed in 2009 for a ten-year fixed term. At Lincoln, Carol Ann is currently a Visiting Artist, giving lectures as well as speaking to students and alumni.

The University of Lincoln and the College of Arts welcomes high-profile individuals from all over the world to speak at our prestigious Great Lives public lecture series. Our students, staff and members of the public can benefit from guest lectures by Visiting Professors and Lecturers recognised as leaders in their field.

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