Key Information

Full-time

3 Years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A Levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

W290

Course Code

GRAGRAUB

Key Information

Full-time

3 Years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A Levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

W290

Course Code

GRAGRAUB

BA (Hons) Graphic Design BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Design and Crafts at Lincoln is ranked 12th overall in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2020.

Key Information

Full-time

3 Years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A Levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

W290

Course Code

GRAGRAUB

Key Information

Full-time

3 Years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 3 A Levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

W290

Course Code

GRAGRAUB

Teaching and Learning During COVID-19

The current COVID-19 pandemic has meant that at Lincoln we are making changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience here at Lincoln.

From autumn 2020 our aim is to provide an on-campus learning experience. Our intention is that teaching will be delivered through a mixture of face-to-face and online sessions. There will be social activities in place for students - all in line with appropriate social distancing and fully adhering to any changes in government guidance as our students' safety is our primary concern.

We want to ensure that your Lincoln experience is as positive, exciting and enjoyable as possible as you embark on the next phase of your life. COVID-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the Lincoln experience. It has challenged us to find innovative new approaches to supporting students' learning and social interactions. These learning experiences, which blend digital and face-to-face, will be vital in helping to prepare our students for a 21st Century workplace.

Of course at Lincoln, personal tutoring is key to our delivery, providing every student with a dedicated tutor to support them throughout their time here at the University. Smaller class sizes mean our academic staff can engage with each student as an individual, and work with them to enhance their strengths. In this environment we hope that students have more opportunities for discussion and engagement and get to know each other better.

Course learning outcomes are vital to prepare you for your future and we aim to utilise this mix of face-to-face and online teaching to deliver these. Students benefit from and enjoy fieldtrips and placements and, whilst it is currently hard to predict the availability of these, we are working hard and with partners and will aspire to offer these wherever possible - obviously in compliance with whatever government guidance is in place at the time.

We are utilising a range of different digital tools for teaching including our dedicated online managed learning environment. All lectures for larger groups will be delivered online using interactive software and a range of different formats. We aim to make every contact count and seminars and small group sessions will maximise face-to-face interaction. Practicals, workshops, studio sessions and performance-based sessions are planned to be delivered face-to-face, in a socially distanced way with appropriate PPE.

The University of Lincoln is a top 20 TEF Gold University and we have won awards for our approach to teaching and learning, our partnerships and industry links, and the opportunities these provide for our students. Our aim is that our online and socially distanced delivery during this COVID-19 pandemic is engaging and that students can interact with their tutors and each other and contribute to our academic community.

As and when restrictions start to lift, we aim to deliver an increasing amount of face-to-face teaching and external engagements, depending on each course. Safety will continue to be our primary focus and we will respond to any changing circumstances as they arise to ensure our community is supported. More information about the specific approaches for each course will be shared when teaching starts.

Of course as you start a new academic year it will be challenging but we will be working with you every step of the way. For all our students new and established, we look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant community this Autumn. If you have any questions please visit our FAQs or contact us on 01522 886644.

Barrie Tullett - Programme Leader

Barrie Tullett - Programme Leader

A graduate of St Martins School of Art and Chelsea School of Art, Barrie Tullett has worked as a freelance designer and illustrator with clients including the Science Museum (his drawings are part of the National Collection) and the London Underground. He is the author of Typewriter Art: A Modern Anthology (Laurence King Publishing, 2014).

School Staff List

Welcome to BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Graphic Design at Lincoln encourages students to become skilled visual communicators, providing the opportunity to work on projects that require practical skills and creative insight to find innovative solutions.

The degree introduces students to the social relevance of graphic design. It covers a wide range of topics such as typography, advertising, branding, editorial design, artists’ books, packaging, interactive design, animation, film, and installation.

Our research-active academics, such as Programme Leader Barrie Tullett, practise in the industry and this course has established links to the International Society of Typographic Designers.

Throughout the programme there are opportunities for students to undertake work experience and internships at design agencies, and to work with industry mentors. Previous students have undertaken placements with McCann Central and Curious. Currently students are given free access to Adobe Creative Cloud and Autodesk software, and lynda.com.

Find out more about our students' recent competition successes: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/lsd/studentawards/

You can also find out more about what our staff and students are doing by following the Lincoln School of Design Twitter account at https://twitter.com/Lincoln_GD or by following us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lincoln_gd/.

Welcome to BA (Hons) Graphic Design

Graphic Design at Lincoln encourages students to become skilled visual communicators, providing the opportunity to work on projects that require practical skills and creative insight to find innovative solutions.

The degree introduces students to the social relevance of graphic design. It covers a wide range of topics such as typography, advertising, branding, editorial design, artists’ books, packaging, interactive design, animation, film, and installation.

Our research-active academics, such as Programme Leader Barrie Tullett, practise in the industry and this course has established links to the International Society of Typographic Designers.

Throughout the programme there are opportunities for students to undertake work experience and internships at design agencies. Currently students are given free access to Adobe Creative Cloud and LinkedIn Learning.

Find out more about our students' recent competition successes: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/lsd/studentawards/

You can also find out more about what our staff and students are doing by following the Lincoln School of Design Twitter account at https://twitter.com/Lincoln_GD or by following us on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/lincoln_gd/.

How You Study

In the first year, students are able to work in both traditional and digital media while studying the fundamental principles of graphic design. The course introduces the creative methods needed in the industry to answer briefs and to solve communication problems.

This knowledge is taken further in the second year, where more advanced concepts of graphic design are introduced. The third year provides an opportunity for students to develop their own specialism with a range of optional modules to choose from. It culminates in an end-of-year show. Modules can include Visual Expression; Design Fundamentals; Graphic Communication; and Contextual Studies.

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.

Find out More

How You Study

In the first year, students are able to work in both traditional and digital media while studying the fundamental principles of graphic design. The course introduces the creative methods needed in the industry to answer briefs and to solve communication problems.

This knowledge is taken further in the second year, where more advanced concepts of graphic design are introduced. The third year provides an opportunity for students to develop their own specialism with a range of projects to choose from, including projects set by industry. The third year culminates in an end-of-year degree show.

During the three years of the course, students are encouraged to undertake competition briefs or apply to recognised industry award schemes. The course has an impressive track record of success with the YCN Awards, British Book Design & Publication Awards, the RSA Student Design Awards, Adobe Top Talent Awards, and many others.

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.

Find out More

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

This module is designed to introduce students to relevant concepts, debates and case study examples concerning creativity and the creative process, as the basis for the development of a reflective creative practice. This aims to compliment and underpin the studio work students carry out with the programme-specific team during the rest of their programme of study.

Module Overview

This module introduces learners into the field of Graphic Design, through an initial skills audit and streamed augmentation process. Thereafter, the module focuses on introducing students to the pertinent theories, technical knowledge, fundamentals, and principles particular to the Graphic Design discipline.

Module Overview

This module is concerned with introducing students to the fundamental and underlying principles of graphic communication design practice along with the skills and processes that support it. Through a broad programme of study students will have the opportunity to develop a range of thinking and working strategies relevant to the practice of contemporary graphic design.

Module Overview

This module aims to introduces students to visual expression and personal creative development through the means of appropriate media and processes as they relate to the broad nature of communication design and graphic design practice. The learning experience is intended to initiate a process of experimentation, speculation, innovation and personal exploration. Key to the module is the initial development of the student’s own ‘visual voice’.

Module Overview

Building upon issues concerning the development of a reflective creative practice, Contextual Studies 2 introduces students to relevant concepts, debates, and case study examples concerning the professional, economic, and socio-cultural contexts of design within the creative industries. It will also discuss ethical issues as they relate to this professional context of the creative industries and shape the creative motivations of areas such as design activism, ecological orientations, and socially engaged creative practices. These themes and debates will form an overarching discussion of professional design practice.

Module Overview

This module will focus on reinforcing the process of applied theories, fundamentals and principles particular to Graphic Design practice at a year two level of study. Students will be required to complete specific stand-alone project outcomes, but which also fundamentally feed into the other level two modules, Visual Expression 2 and Graphic Communication 2.

Module Overview

This module encourages a conceptual approach to graphic design work and problem solving whilst developing the highly professional and technical aspects of study acquired in other areas of the course at level two. Students may gain experience of solving client-related communication problems, meeting client expectations, and presenting creative and original solutions and findings through design projects that reference ethical and social issues.

Module Overview

This module builds upon the aims and themes of Visual Expression 1 but is also compatible with study experiences of a similar nature students may have undertaken elsewhere. The module operates on the notion that the students’ creative personal development and individual visual voice is developed through familiarity with a broad range of media and creative practices. Students may therefore, explore the various facets of visual communication with the intention of communicating complex and varied messages to a range of audiences.

Module Overview

Contextual Studies 3 is an independent research study module which takes the form either of a dissertation and/or a number of other options. The module offers students an opportunity to explore in depth a topic of their own choice, chosen generally, but not exclusively in relation to the practice and/or context of their programme-specific studies and studio practice.

Module Overview

This Module is aligned with the expectations of the Graphic Design and related industries and is informed by current technological and marketing, industry standards.

The module focuses on reinforcing the process of applied theories, fundamentals and principles particular to Graphic Design practice. Students will be expected to complete specific stand-alone project outcomes, but also those which relate to those for the Visual Expression 3 and Graphic Communication 3 modules.

Module Overview

This is a module that allows students to determine their own programme of study within their chosen specialism in graphic design. Projects may be chosen from a range of areas within the subject by negotiation with academic staff. At this level Graphic Design students accept full responsibility for initiating and selecting the content of their study programme, according to their specific interests and career aspirations.

The themes studied in preceding Visual Expression modules are further developed at this level. This would include aspects of personal creative development, the further development of a visual voice along with the exploration and exploitation of a broad range of traditional and digital media. The aim is to provide the student with an opportunity to be innovative and where appropriate include authorial content in their work.

Module Overview

This is a module that allows students to determine their own programme of study within their chosen specialism in graphic design. Projects may be chosen from a range of areas within the subject by negotiation with academic staff. At this level Graphic Design students accept full responsibility for initiating and selecting the content of their study programme, according to their specific interests and career aspirations. The themes studied in the preceding Visual Expression modules are further developed and consolidated at this level. This includes aspects of personal creative development, the further development of a visual voice along with the exploration and exploitation of a broad range of traditional and digital media. The aim is to provide the student with an opportunity to be innovative and where appropriate include authorial content in their work.

† 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.

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

This module is designed to introduce students to relevant concepts, debates and case study examples concerning creativity and the creative process, as the basis for the development of a reflective creative practice. This aims to compliment and underpin the studio work students carry out with the programme-specific team during the rest of their programme of study.

Module Overview

This module introduces learners into the field of Graphic Design, through an initial skills audit and streamed augmentation process. Thereafter, the module focuses on introducing students to the pertinent theories, technical knowledge, fundamentals, and principles particular to the Graphic Design discipline.

Module Overview

This module is concerned with introducing students to the fundamental and underlying principles of graphic communication design practice along with the skills and processes that support it. Through a broad programme of study students will have the opportunity to develop a range of thinking and working strategies relevant to the practice of contemporary graphic design.

Module Overview

This module aims to introduces students to visual expression and personal creative development through the means of appropriate media and processes as they relate to the broad nature of communication design and graphic design practice. The learning experience is intended to initiate a process of experimentation, speculation, innovation and personal exploration. Key to the module is the initial development of the student’s own ‘visual voice’.

Module Overview

Building upon issues concerning the development of a reflective creative practice, Contextual Studies 2 introduces students to relevant concepts, debates, and case study examples concerning the professional, economic, and socio-cultural contexts of design within the creative industries. It will also discuss ethical issues as they relate to this professional context of the creative industries and shape the creative motivations of areas such as design activism, ecological orientations, and socially engaged creative practices. These themes and debates will form an overarching discussion of professional design practice.

Module Overview

This module will focus on reinforcing the process of applied theories, fundamentals and principles particular to Graphic Design practice at a year two level of study. Students will be required to complete specific stand-alone project outcomes, but which also fundamentally feed into the other level two modules, Visual Expression 2 and Graphic Communication 2.

Module Overview

This module encourages a conceptual approach to graphic design work and problem solving whilst developing the highly professional and technical aspects of study acquired in other areas of the course at level two. Students may gain experience of solving client-related communication problems, meeting client expectations, and presenting creative and original solutions and findings through design projects that reference ethical and social issues.

Module Overview

This module builds upon the aims and themes of Visual Expression 1 but is also compatible with study experiences of a similar nature students may have undertaken elsewhere. The module operates on the notion that the students’ creative personal development and individual visual voice is developed through familiarity with a broad range of media and creative practices. Students may therefore, explore the various facets of visual communication with the intention of communicating complex and varied messages to a range of audiences.

Module Overview

Contextual Studies 3 is an independent research study module which takes the form either of a dissertation and/or a number of other options. The module offers students an opportunity to explore in depth a topic of their own choice, chosen generally, but not exclusively in relation to the practice and/or context of their programme-specific studies and studio practice.

Module Overview

This Module is aligned with the expectations of the Graphic Design and related industries and is informed by current technological and marketing, industry standards.

The module focuses on reinforcing the process of applied theories, fundamentals and principles particular to Graphic Design practice. Students will be expected to complete specific stand-alone project outcomes, but also those which relate to those for the Visual Expression 3 and Graphic Communication 3 modules.

Module Overview

This is a module that allows students to determine their own programme of study within their chosen specialism in graphic design. Projects may be chosen from a range of areas within the subject by negotiation with academic staff. At this level Graphic Design students accept full responsibility for initiating and selecting the content of their study programme, according to their specific interests and career aspirations.

The themes studied in preceding Visual Expression modules are further developed at this level. This would include aspects of personal creative development, the further development of a visual voice along with the exploration and exploitation of a broad range of traditional and digital media. The aim is to provide the student with an opportunity to be innovative and where appropriate include authorial content in their work.

Module Overview

This is a module that allows students to determine their own programme of study within their chosen specialism in graphic design. Projects may be chosen from a range of areas within the subject by negotiation with academic staff. At this level Graphic Design students accept full responsibility for initiating and selecting the content of their study programme, according to their specific interests and career aspirations. The themes studied in the preceding Visual Expression modules are further developed and consolidated at this level. This includes aspects of personal creative development, the further development of a visual voice along with the exploration and exploitation of a broad range of traditional and digital media. The aim is to provide the student with an opportunity to be innovative and where appropriate include authorial content in their work.

† 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

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Studio assessment methods include presentations and submissions of project work in the form of portfolios. Theoretical assessment takes the form of essays and a dissertation.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Fees and Scholarships

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Standard workshop induction costs are covered by the University, as are some initial printing and material costs. However, depending on the media/materials chosen by the student, there may be additional material and printing costs incurred.

Students on this course have the opportunity to take part in field trip and international study visits. The University covers the costs of mandatory field trips, but optional study visits are at the student’s own expense. Previous destinations have included New York and Berlin. Students are responsible for covering their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs while undertaking work experience or internships.

Going to university is a life-changing step and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

For eligible undergraduate students going to university for the first time, scholarships and bursaries are available to help cover costs. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Postgraduate study is an investment in yourself and your future, and it's important to understand the costs involved and the funding options available before you start. A full breakdown of the fees associated with this programme can be found on our course fees pages.

Course Fees

There are more ways than ever before to fund your postgraduate study, whether you want to do a taught or research course. For those wishing to undertake a Master's course, you can apply for a loan as a contribution towards the course and living costs. Loans are also available to those who wish to undertake doctoral study. The University offers a number of scholarships and funded studentships for those interested in postgraduate study. Learn how Master's and PhD loans, scholarships, and studentships can help you fund your studies on our Postgraduate Fees and Funding pages.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Standard workshop induction costs are covered by the University, as are some initial printing and material costs. However, depending on the media/materials chosen by the student, there may be additional material and printing costs incurred.

Students on this course have the opportunity to take part in field trip and international study visits. The University covers the costs of mandatory field trips, but optional study visits are at the student’s own expense. Previous destinations have included New York and Berlin. Students are responsible for covering their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs while undertaking work experience or internships.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

For applicants who do not meet our standard entry requirements, our Arts Foundation Year can provide an alternative route of entry onto our full degree programmes:
https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/afyafyub/

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Entry Requirements 2021-22

United Kingdom

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.

International

Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.

For applicants who do not meet our standard entry requirements, our Arts Foundation Year can provide an alternative route of entry onto our full degree programmes:
https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/afyafyub/

If you would like further information about entry requirements, or would like to discuss whether the qualifications you are currently studying are acceptable, please contact the Admissions team on 01522 886097, or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Features

Live Briefs

Students have the opportunity to engage with both live project briefs set by external clients and also national and international competition briefs.

Competitions

Students are encouraged to enter a range of competitions, for which the course has an enviable track record of success. Previous students have won the RSA Student Design Awards, graduated as members of the International Society of Typographic Designers, won D&AD yellow pencils, had projects reach the semi-finals of the Adobe Design Achievement Awards, and been commended for the YCN Student Awards. Find out more about our students' recent competition successes: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/lsd/studentawards/

Final Year Showcase

We also make every effort to get our students work seen by potential employers; final year students produce a website in conjunction with their final year show. This aims to showcase their individual talents.

Visiting Lecturers

Professional design specialists enhance the curriculum through a visiting lecturer programme.

Adobe Creative Cloud

Students are currently provided with free access to Adobe Creative Cloud, Autodesk software, and Lynda.com for the duration of their studies.

Optional Study Trips

Students can choose to participate in optional study visits. Recent destinations include New York. These trips are funded by the students attending.

Specialist Facilities

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.

Explore Our Facilities

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.

Find out More

Student Award winners with their certificates

Placements

All students are encouraged to seek optional placements in design agencies during their time at University. This gives them the chance to gain hands-on experience and to establish contacts within the graphic design industry.

Students are responsible for covering their own travel, accommodation, and general living costs while undertaking placements.

Portfolio and Interviews

Successful applicants will be invited to an interview, where they will have the opportunity to go through their portfolio with a member of the academic team. This will form the basis for a discussion of your current interests in Graphic Design and how you would like to develop your ideas and practice at Lincoln.

The portfolio should contain a range of art and design work that reflects your creativity, ability to apply analytical and creative thought processes and demonstrates your exploration of a variety of media and techniques. Applicants are encouraged to demonstrate their interest and involvement in a broad spectrum of art and design.

We are looking for the following in a portfolio; sketchbooks and preparatory work showing evidence of your creative ideas and development through:

- Primary and secondary research
- Evidence of you developing ideas visually and exploring alternative solutions by sketching, drawing, and trying different kinds of materials
- Intelligent analytical annotation, we would like you to comment on why you did something not simply describe what you have done.


We don’t need you to mount your work on card or put it in plastic sheets. Neatly collated, clearly labelled, and placed in order is all that we require.

"My degree made me stand out from the crowd and enabled me to secure my job. I had the necessary experience and knowledge of the design industry because of the work I produced during my degree."

Samantha Carr-Hyde, BA (Hons) Graphic Design graduate

Career Opportunities

Graduates who pursue careers as graphic designers can work across both print and digital platforms. Recent graduates have worked for agencies including True North, Iris, Jaywing, Landor, Design Bridge, Coley Porter Bell, Brass, Raw, Elmwood, Jack Renwick Studio, Interbrand, and Johnson Banks. Some set up their own independent studios or work as freelance graphic designers.

Book an Open Day

Visiting a university is an important step in deciding where and what to study. Visit us to find out more about our courses, facilities, and the student experience at Lincoln.

Book Your Place

Related Courses

The University intends to provide its courses as outlined in these pages, although the University may make changes in accordance with the Student Admissions Terms and Conditions.
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