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BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Students have opportunities to gain practical work experience for real clients and building developments, including placements with a wide range of interior design and architectural practices.

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Tonia Warsap - Programme Leader

Tonia Warsap - Programme Leader

Before joining the University, Tonia enjoyed a varied career as an Architectural Designer working for various architectural firms throughout Lincolnshire. As an academic, she embraces the collaborative aspects of Interior and Architectural Design alongside her own professional practice.

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Welcome to BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Interior architects shape the spaces in which we live our lives, combining aesthetics with philosophy and function.

The Interior Architecture and Design degree at Lincoln takes a multi-disciplinary approach. It positions the subject between the academically rigorous profession of architecture and the fast-paced world of contemporary visual culture and design.

The course provides students with the opportunity to develop their practical design knowledge within specialist studios. It is taught by staff who are active professionals and researchers such as Tonia Warsap and Rosie Elvin.

Students can explore the disciplines within the design industry and building technology methods, while developing their own creative, individual style. Their studio learning is enhanced by a programme of lectures and seminars which aim to provide a thorough education in the social and historical context of architecture.

During the course, there are opportunities for students to gain practical work experience for real clients and building developments, including placements with a wide range of interior design and architectural practices.

You can find out more about the work of our staff and students by following our Interior Architecture and Design Twitter account https://twitter.com/iadlincolnuni or by following us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/iadlincolnuni/.

Welcome to BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

Interior architects shape the spaces in which we live our lives, combining aesthetics with philosophy and function.

The Interior Architecture and Design degree at Lincoln takes a multi-disciplinary approach. It positions the subject between the academically rigorous profession of architecture and the fast-paced world of contemporary visual culture and design.

The course provides students with the opportunity to develop their practical design knowledge within specialist studios. It is taught by staff who are active professionals and researchers such as Tonia Warsap and Rosie Elvin.

Students can explore the disciplines within the design industry and building technology methods, while developing their own creative, individual style. Their studio learning is enhanced by a programme of lectures and seminars which aim to provide a thorough education in the social and historical context of architecture.

During the course, there are opportunities for students to gain practical work experience for real clients and building developments, including placements with a wide range of interior design and architectural practices.

You can find out more about the work of our staff and students by following our Interior Architecture and Design Twitter account https://twitter.com/iadlincolnuni or by following us on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/iadlincolnuni/.

How You Study

Three-dimensional thinking is the focus of the first year and it is explored through a variety of media. Students are challenged to consider how the design process works and begin to use the skills of planning and modelling. The history and theory of architecture and design are also examined, providing students with the chance to contextualise their practice with a solid theoretical understanding of the subject.

In their second year, students are introduced to the concept of social relationships and the responsibilities and challenges that face interior architects. In the third year, students are required to complete an individual comprehensive design project in an area of personal interest, demonstrating the skills they have acquired as a designer. Professional practice is emphasised at this stage, supporting students to develop the skills necessary for careers in the industry.

Modules are presented in two streams: the design process and the research process. The design process incorporates conceptual, technical, and professional knowledge areas, as well as conception development, resolution, and communication. The research process stream focuses on design theory and contextual material, enabling students to develop research skills.

Working in a studio-based environment, students can develop and evolve their skills through stimulating briefs and live projects exploring space, light and structure. In parallel to the studio sessions students engage in computer-based tutorials where they build their skills based knowledge. Theoretical principles are taught in a lecture/seminar environment, interior architects and designers are communicators and it is important that they are able to research, formulate opinions, and develop topical insight.

Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree

Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in studio sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent 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.

Find out More

How You Study

Three-dimensional thinking is the focus of the first year and it is explored through a variety of media. Students are challenged to consider how the design process works and begin to use the skills of planning and modelling. The history and theory of architecture and design are also examined, providing students with the chance to contextualise their practice with a solid theoretical understanding of the subject.

In their second year, students are introduced to the concept of social relationships and the responsibilities and challenges that face interior architects. In their third year, students are required to complete an individual comprehensive design project in an area of personal interest, demonstrating the skills they have acquired as a designer. Professional practice is emphasised at this stage, supporting students to develop the skills necessary for careers in the industry.

Modules are presented in two streams: the design process and the research process. The design process incorporates conceptual, technical, and professional knowledge areas, as well as conception development, resolution, and communication. The research process stream focuses on design theory and contextual material, enabling students to develop research skills.

Working in a studio-based environment, students can develop and evolve their skills through stimulating briefs and live projects exploring space, light and structure. In parallel to the studio sessions students engage in computer-based tutorials where they build their skills based knowledge. Theoretical principles are taught in a lecture/seminar environment, interior architects and designers are communicators and it is important that they are able to research, formulate opinions, and develop topical insight.

Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree

Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in studio sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.

It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in independent 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.

Find out More

Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

Information for Offer Holders Joining Us in Autumn 2021

Letter from Head of Lincoln School of Design

We are delighted you are interested in joining us at the University of Lincoln and I am writing to let you know about our planning for the new academic year. You currently have an offer of a place at the University and we want to keep you updated so you can start preparing for your future, should you be successful in meeting any outstanding conditions of your offer.

We fully intend your experience with us at Lincoln will be engaging, supportive and academically challenging. We are determined to provide our students with a safe and exciting campus experience, ensuring you benefit from the best that both face-to-face and online teaching offer. We have kept our focus on friendliness and community spirit at Lincoln and we look forward to your participation in that community.

As you know, the UK Government has published its roadmap for the easing of Coronavirus lockdown restrictions in England. There are still some uncertainties for universities around possible restrictions for the next academic year, particularly in relation to social distancing in large group teaching. We are planning in line with government guidance for both face-to-face and online teaching to ensure you have a good campus experience and can complete all the requirements for your programme. We are fully prepared to adapt and flex our plans if changes in government regulations make this necessary during the year.

Face-to-face teaching and interaction with tutors and course mates are key to students’ learning and the broader student experience. Face-to-face sessions will be prioritised where it is most valuable, particularly for seminars, tutorials, workshops, studio and practical sessions. Students tell us that there are real benefits to some elements of online learning within a blended approach, such as revisiting recorded materials and developing new digital skills and confidence. At Lincoln we aim to take forward the best aspects of both.

This letter sets out in detail various aspects of the planned experience at Lincoln for your chosen subject area, and we hope the information is helpful as you plan for your future.

Teaching and Learning

Your programme will follow an on-campus, blended-learning model. This will involve a range of different learning styles where you will be able to engage with your tutors and peers in physical and virtual environments.

We are planning the majority of your teaching to be delivered face to face. This means that you will be on campus for sessions like seminars, tutorials, workshops, practical and studio classes. We will also be using the benefits of online learning and teaching, particularly for large lectures, which may be delivered as live sessions in which you can interact with others, and/or recorded sessions that you can access whenever you want.

Our efforts to develop your employability within and outside of the curriculum will remain a key focus during your time at Lincoln. As your course progresses, you will be assessed in various ways, including coursework and examinations which may be online.

The spaces on campus where your teaching will take place (including our creative studios which simulate the design agency environment) will be managed in ways that maximise your learning experience while also safeguarding your health and wellbeing in line with the latest Government guidance.

Should a change in Government guidance require a return to lockdown, we are ready to move fully online for the required period. We did this twice last year and managed to successfully deliver our curriculum and maintain our sense of community. Any changes of this kind will be communicated by email from myself and/or the university.

To complete your assignments, you will need a laptop or desktop computer capable of running certain software, details of which will be provided by your programme team as part of your Welcome Pack. We will provide an Adobe Creative Cloud license so that you can access this software at the start of your studies. All students will be provided with full access to Microsoft Office 365.

To support you in your studies, you will be assigned a Personal Tutor – a member of academic staff who is your designated ‘go to’ person for advice and support, both pastoral and academic. You will meet with them regularly in person and/or online. It is important to remember that independent learning is an essential aspect of your programme. Guided reading and other independent engagement remain key to performing well in your studies.

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you on campus in October for your induction events and supporting you as you embark on this new and exciting chapter in your life.  

The University Campus

We are very proud of our beautiful and vibrant campuses at the University of Lincoln and we have used our extensive indoor and outdoor spaces to provide students with access to study and social areas as well as learning resources and facilities, adapting them where necessary in line with government guidance. All the mitigations and safety measures you would expect are in place on our campuses (at Lincoln, Riseholme and Holbeach), such as hand sanitisers, one-way systems, and other social distancing measures where these are required.

Student Wellbeing and Support

The University’s Student Wellbeing Centre and Student Support Centre are fully open for face-to-face and online support. Should you, as one of our applicants, have any questions about coming to Lincoln in October or any other concerns, these specialist teams are here for you. You can contact Student Wellbeing and the Student Support Centre by visiting https://studentservices.lincoln.ac.uk where service details and contact information are available, or if you are in Lincoln you can make an appointment to meet a member of the team.

To enable you to make the most out of your experience in Lincoln and to help you access course materials and other services, we recommend that you have a desktop, laptop or tablet device available during your studies. This will enable you to engage easily with our online learning platforms from your student accommodation or from home. Students can use IT equipment on campus in the Library, our learning lounges, and specialist academic areas; however, there may not always be a space free when you have a timetabled session or an assessment to complete which is why we recommend you have your own device too, if possible. If you are struggling to access IT equipment or reliable internet services, please contact ICT for technical support and Student Support who can assist you with further advice and information.

We are committed to providing you with the best possible start to university life and to helping you to prepare for your time with us. As part of this commitment, you can access our Student Life pre-arrival online support package. This collection of digital resources, advice and helpful tips created by current students is designed to help you prepare for the all-important first steps into higher education, enabling you to learn within a supportive community and to make the most of the new opportunities that the University of Lincoln provides. When you are ready, you can begin by going to studentlife.lincoln.ac.uk/starting.

Students’ Union

Your Students’ Union is here to make sure that you get the most from every aspect of your student experience. They will be providing a huge range of in-person and virtual events and opportunities - you are sure to find something perfect for you! Meet people and find a new hobby by joining one of their 150 sports teams and societies. Grab lunch between teaching or a drink with friends in The Swan, Towers or The Barge. Learn new skills and boost your CV by taking part in training courses and volunteering opportunities in your spare time. Grab a bike from the Cycle Hire and explore the city you will be calling home.

To start off the new academic year, your Students’ Union will be bringing you The Official Lincoln Freshers Week 2021, with a huge line-up of social events, club nights, fayres and activities for you enjoy (restrictions permitting). Keep an eye on www.facebook.com/lincolnfreshers21 for line-up and ticket updates, so you don’t miss out.

Most importantly, your Students’ Union will always be there for you when you need it most; making sure that your voice as a student is always heard. The SU Advice Centre can provide independent advice and support on housing, finance, welfare and academic issues. As well as this, your Course Representatives are always on hand to make sure that you are getting the best from your academic experience. To find out more about the Students’ Union’s events, opportunities, support and how to get in contact go to: www.lincolnsu.com.

Student Accommodation

Many applicants will choose to live in dedicated student accommodation on, or close to, campus and you may well have already booked your student residence for the upcoming year. All University-managed student accommodation will have our Residential Wardens in place. Residential Wardens are here to help you settle into your new accommodation and will be offering flatmate and residential support activities throughout the year. If you have booked University accommodation, you will have already heard from us with further details on where you will be living to help you prepare. If you have not yet booked your accommodation, we still have plenty of options available. In the meantime, lots of advice and information can be found on the accommodation pages of our website.

The information detailed in this letter will form part of your agreement with the University of Lincoln. If we do not hear from you to the contrary prior to enrolment, we will assume that you acknowledge and accept the information contained in this letter. Adaptations to how we work may have to be made in line with any future changes in government guidance, and we will communicate these with you as necessary. Please do review the University’s Admissions Terms and Conditions (in particular sections 8 and 9) and Student Complaints Procedure so you understand your rights and the agreement between the University and its students.

We very much hope this information is useful to help you plan for the next step in your academic journey, and we look forward to welcoming you here at Lincoln this Autumn. This is the start of a new phase and will be an exciting time for all of us. If you have any questions, please do email me at achick@lincoln.ac.uk.

Professor Anne Chick

Head of Lincoln School of Design

† 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.

Design Process 1.1: Fundamentals and Skills 2022-23XMD1100MLevel 42022-23An introduction to conceptual and creative processes in design production; thinking through drawing, graphic communication, and conceptualisation. Essential three-dimensional skills and manipulation of space, which includes a consideration of design and spatial elements, scale, and representation. The module serves as an initial immersion into discovery-mode learning: students produce knowledge through their own design and inquiry.CoreDesign Process 1.2: Application and Communication 2022-23INT1172MLevel 42022-23Visual narratives, as the expression of stories through visual media, are introduced by considering the individual in the environment. Students are introduced to the use of spatial and narrative typologies as possible design strategies. Students collaborate with academics in small design projects by applying the essential design skills previously acquired.CoreDesign Process 1.3: Consolidation and Agency 2022-23XMD1101MLevel 42022-23The module consolidates the learning and teaching of the preceding modules: student projects are structured with a member of the academic staff to introduce students to autonomy and accountability in the definition of projects and in the determination of outputs. As an expression of their own agency, students define their own project within the discipline from a matrix of choices; a learning agreement is required. The focus is on installation or insertion as modes of production which includes temporary, transitory, mobile, or transient typologies. The design of a small volumetric environment in a defined physical context.CoreResearch Process 1: Principles and Concepts 2022-23INT1171MLevel 42022-23Design is considered as a form of inquiry to introduce research methods. Students are made aware of design ideologies and societal, geo-political, and cultural drivers as generators for design. Students are introduced to reflective practice and accountability by keeping a research diary. Delivery is through academic presentation, including verbal (written and spoken) and visual communication (digital and physical).CoreDesign Process 2.1: Strategy and Concept 2023-24INT2104MLevel 52023-24The module is presented from a conceptual and strategic point of departure to develop and enhance previously acquired fundamental design skills. The focus is on insertion as a mode of production which considers issue, type, user/audience, theory/concept, and site/venue. Content analysis, interpretation and thematic planning is to focus on the user/audience or content as design generators.CoreDesign Process 2.2: Space and Technology 2023-24INT2172MLevel 52023-24The module takes the integration of behavior, narrative and technology into account when developing spatial proposals. The built environment or contextual brief is considered as a cultural artefact which is informed by its context. Insertion is the mode of production under consideration which includes long-lived typologies.CoreDesign Process 2.3: Technical Resolution 2023-24INT2105MLevel 52023-24The technical resolution and communication of a previously developed design concept or new project. The module is student-led with a concentration on design development, detail, and specificity.CoreResearch Process 2: Methods and Perspectives 2023-24INT2171MLevel 52023-24Selected visual research methods are covered in greater depth. The relationship between theory and practice is considered. Students are introduced to meta-theoretical perspectives and expected to formulate their own normative positions in response to context and paradigm. Reflective practice in collaboration is fostered; further at the completion of the module students are expected to be proficient in academic presentation, including verbal (written and spoken) and visual communication.CoreDesign Process 2.2 B: Space and Technology (Exchange Option) 2023-24INT2173MLevel 52023-24The module takes the integration of behavior, narrative and technology into account when developing spatial proposals. The built environment or contextual brief is considered as a cultural artefact which is informed by its context. Insertion is the mode of production under consideration which includes long-lived typologies.OptionalDesign Process 2.3B (exchange option for returning students) 2023-24INT2175MLevel 52023-24The module takes the integration of behavior, narrative and technology into account when developing spatial proposals. The built environment or contextual brief is considered as a cultural artefact which is informed by its context. Insertion is the mode of production under consideration which includes long-lived typologies.OptionalResearch Process 2 B: Methods and Perspectives (Exchange Option) 2023-24XMD2106MLevel 52023-24Selected visual research methods are covered in greater depth. The relationship between theory and practice is considered. Students are introduced to meta-theoretical perspectives and expected to formulate their own normative positions in response to context and paradigm.OptionalStudy Period Abroad - Design 2023-24XMD2107MLevel 52023-24This module provides an opportunity for students in the Lincoln School of Design to spend a semester in Year 2 studying at one of the Universitys partner institutions. In academic terms, during the semester abroad students undertake a course load at the partner institution of equivalent standard to that of the semester A programme at Lincoln. Participation in study-abroad also offers unique opportunities for personal student development. Although students will be supported through the application process by the module coordinator and colleagues at the partner institution, much of the responsibility for organising the time abroad rests with students. Study abroad offers the basic experience of adapting to and working effectively within a different academic culture. A limited number of places will be available each year, and participation is subject to the School's approval, based on the above and on students records of attendance, academic achievement, and participation.OptionalThe Placement Year 2023-24INT2009MLevel 52023-24The Work Placement Year aims to give students a continuous experience of full-time work within an organisation. It should be a three-way co-operative activity between employer, student and University from which all parties benefit. It is more than simply obtaining work during a gap in study work placements should enable students to experience at first hand the daily workings of an organisation while setting that experience in the broader context of their studies. The Work Placement Year constitutes a minimum of 24 weeks work placement during an academic year, funded by full-time paid employment, normally taking place between year 2 and year 3. (It should be noted that leave does not count as part of the 24 weeks.) All students on the Work Placement Year as part of their full-time undergraduate study will remain enrolled with the University during the period of placement and receive support. Students originally enrolled on 3 year programmes wishing to transfer to the 4 year programme must do so before the commencement of their placement, should gain the consent of their funders, where appropriate, and advise the University of their intentions before the September enrolment. Students on three-year programmes who suspend their studies for a year to gain work experience will not be officially recognised as placement students on the Placement Year, will not be enrolled for the Work Placement Year will not be supported by the University and are not considered as students of the University for that year.OptionalInterior Design Process 3.1: Strategic Definition and Brief 2024-25INT3175MLevel 62024-25The definition of an interior treatise topic to incorporate issue, type, user, theory, and site. The negotiation and definition of a self-directed programme of design investigation. The determination of appropriate interior outputs to provide evidence of meeting the programme outcomes.CoreInterior Design Process 3.2: Concept and Design Development 2024-25INT3176MLevel 62024-25The implementation of a self-directed programme of design investigation.CoreInterior Design Process 3.3: Technical Design and Communication 2024-25INT3177MLevel 62024-25The detailed exploration and communication of a self-directed programme of design investigation.CoreResearch Process 3: Design Exegesis 2024-25INT3179MLevel 62024-25Students are expected to complete a large scale self-directed research study to support the design treatise.Core

† 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.

Design Process 1.1: Fundamentals and Skills 2021-22XMD1100MLevel 42021-22An introduction to conceptual and creative processes in design production; thinking through drawing, graphic communication, and conceptualisation. Essential three-dimensional skills and manipulation of space, which includes a consideration of design and spatial elements, scale, and representation. The module serves as an initial immersion into discovery-mode learning: students produce knowledge through their own design and inquiry.CoreDesign Process 1.2: Application and Communication 2021-22INT1172MLevel 42021-22Visual narratives, as the expression of stories through visual media, are introduced by considering the individual in the environment. Students are introduced to the use of spatial and narrative typologies as possible design strategies. Students collaborate with academics in small design projects by applying the essential design skills previously acquired.CoreDesign Process 1.3: Consolidation and Agency 2021-22XMD1101MLevel 42021-22The module consolidates the learning and teaching of the preceding modules: student projects are structured with a member of the academic staff to introduce students to autonomy and accountability in the definition of projects and in the determination of outputs. As an expression of their own agency, students define their own project within the discipline from a matrix of choices; a learning agreement is required. The focus is on installation or insertion as modes of production which includes temporary, transitory, mobile, or transient typologies. The design of a small volumetric environment in a defined physical context.CoreResearch Process 1: Principles and Concepts 2021-22INT1171MLevel 42021-22Design is considered as a form of inquiry to introduce research methods. Students are made aware of design ideologies and societal, geo-political, and cultural drivers as generators for design. Students are introduced to reflective practice and accountability by keeping a research diary. Delivery is through academic presentation, including verbal (written and spoken) and visual communication (digital and physical).CoreDesign Process 2.1: Strategy and Concept 2022-23INT2104MLevel 52022-23The module is presented from a conceptual and strategic point of departure to develop and enhance previously acquired fundamental design skills. The focus is on insertion as a mode of production which considers issue, type, user/audience, theory/concept, and site/venue. Content analysis, interpretation and thematic planning is to focus on the user/audience or content as design generators.CoreDesign Process 2.2: Space and Technology 2022-23INT2172MLevel 52022-23The module takes the integration of behavior, narrative and technology into account when developing spatial proposals. The built environment or contextual brief is considered as a cultural artefact which is informed by its context. Insertion is the mode of production under consideration which includes long-lived typologies.CoreDesign Process 2.3: Technical Resolution 2022-23INT2105MLevel 52022-23The technical resolution and communication of a previously developed design concept or new project. The module is student-led with a concentration on design development, detail, and specificity.CoreResearch Process 2: Methods and Perspectives 2022-23INT2171MLevel 52022-23Selected visual research methods are covered in greater depth. The relationship between theory and practice is considered. Students are introduced to meta-theoretical perspectives and expected to formulate their own normative positions in response to context and paradigm. Reflective practice in collaboration is fostered; further at the completion of the module students are expected to be proficient in academic presentation, including verbal (written and spoken) and visual communication.CoreDesign Process 2.2 B: Space and Technology (Exchange Option) 2022-23INT2173MLevel 52022-23The module takes the integration of behavior, narrative and technology into account when developing spatial proposals. The built environment or contextual brief is considered as a cultural artefact which is informed by its context. Insertion is the mode of production under consideration which includes long-lived typologies.OptionalDesign Process 2.3B (exchange option for returning students) 2022-23INT2175MLevel 52022-23The module takes the integration of behavior, narrative and technology into account when developing spatial proposals. The built environment or contextual brief is considered as a cultural artefact which is informed by its context. Insertion is the mode of production under consideration which includes long-lived typologies.OptionalResearch Process 2 B: Methods and Perspectives (Exchange Option) 2022-23XMD2106MLevel 52022-23Selected visual research methods are covered in greater depth. The relationship between theory and practice is considered. Students are introduced to meta-theoretical perspectives and expected to formulate their own normative positions in response to context and paradigm.OptionalStudy Period Abroad - Design 2022-23XMD2107MLevel 52022-23This module provides an opportunity for students in the Lincoln School of Design to spend a semester in Year 2 studying at one of the Universitys partner institutions. In academic terms, during the semester abroad students undertake a course load at the partner institution of equivalent standard to that of the semester A programme at Lincoln. Participation in study-abroad also offers unique opportunities for personal student development. Although students will be supported through the application process by the module coordinator and colleagues at the partner institution, much of the responsibility for organising the time abroad rests with students. Study abroad offers the basic experience of adapting to and working effectively within a different academic culture. A limited number of places will be available each year, and participation is subject to the School's approval, based on the above and on students records of attendance, academic achievement, and participation.OptionalThe Placement Year 2022-23INT2009MLevel 52022-23The Work Placement Year aims to give students a continuous experience of full-time work within an organisation. It should be a three-way co-operative activity between employer, student and University from which all parties benefit. It is more than simply obtaining work during a gap in study work placements should enable students to experience at first hand the daily workings of an organisation while setting that experience in the broader context of their studies. The Work Placement Year constitutes a minimum of 24 weeks work placement during an academic year, funded by full-time paid employment, normally taking place between year 2 and year 3. (It should be noted that leave does not count as part of the 24 weeks.) All students on the Work Placement Year as part of their full-time undergraduate study will remain enrolled with the University during the period of placement and receive support. Students originally enrolled on 3 year programmes wishing to transfer to the 4 year programme must do so before the commencement of their placement, should gain the consent of their funders, where appropriate, and advise the University of their intentions before the September enrolment. Students on three-year programmes who suspend their studies for a year to gain work experience will not be officially recognised as placement students on the Placement Year, will not be enrolled for the Work Placement Year will not be supported by the University and are not considered as students of the University for that year.OptionalInterior Design Process 3.1: Strategic Definition and Brief 2023-24INT3175MLevel 62023-24The definition of an interior treatise topic to incorporate issue, type, user, theory, and site. The negotiation and definition of a self-directed programme of design investigation. The determination of appropriate interior outputs to provide evidence of meeting the programme outcomes.CoreInterior Design Process 3.2: Concept and Design Development 2023-24INT3176MLevel 62023-24The implementation of a self-directed programme of design investigation.CoreInterior Design Process 3.3: Technical Design and Communication 2023-24INT3177MLevel 62023-24The detailed exploration and communication of a self-directed programme of design investigation.CoreResearch Process 3: Design Exegesis 2023-24INT3179MLevel 62023-24Students are expected to complete a large scale self-directed research study to support the design treatise.Core

How you are assessed

Formative assessment takes place in the studio with continual feedback during studio sessions.

Summative assessment includes practical examinations, and verbal and visual presentations which take place at the end of each module. Feedback is normally provided within 15 working days.

Formative assessment takes place in the studio with continual feedback during studio sessions.

Summative assessment includes practical examinations, and verbal and visual presentations which take place at the end of each module. Feedback is normally provided within 15 working days.

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.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Materials 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 costs for incurred for printing and materials.

Field Trip Costs

Mandatory field trip costs are covered by the University, but optional study visits are at the students own expense. Previous optional trips have included Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Hepworth Wakefield, and Hull - UK city of culture 2017.

Study Abroad

Those who choose to do a study abroad exchange programme or year long placement do not pay tuition fees for that year but are responsible for covering any travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

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.

Course-Specific Additional Costs

Materials 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 costs for incurred for printing and materials.

Field Trip Costs

Mandatory field trip costs are covered by the University, but optional study visits are at the students own expense. Previous optional trips have included Yorkshire Sculpture Park, The Hepworth Wakefield, and Hull - UK city of culture 2017.

Study Abroad

Those who choose to do a study abroad exchange programme or year long placement do not pay tuition fees for that year but are responsible for covering any travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

Entry Requirements 2022-23

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

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

Design Showcase 2020

Explore the creative talents of our final-year students in the Lincoln School of Design Digital Showcase 2020, as part of our Festival of Creativity.

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Features

Studio Culture

A practical studio culture is in place at the University of Lincoln and as well as striving to provide a stimulating and creative environment, this way of working aims to prepare students for their future career in architecture and design. It also allows students the opportunity to take responsibility for how they develop a space, explore their own visual style, and to engage with other students and staff. The studios are open plan and students have 24 hour access. Each year group is designated an area, and each student has a space in this area. The School encourages students to engage with the studio environment and work with peers.

Live Projects

Students have the opportunity to work on live projects. For example students worked with YMCA Lincolnshire and the design fee was used for the end of year show.

Alumni Visits

Our graduates return to campus to give presentations on working in the design industry, applying for jobs, and life after University.

Additional Resources

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

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.

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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.

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Student Award winners with their certificates

Student Sucess

Final-year Interior Architecture and Design students have won the BIID Student Design Challenge 2019. The challenge, hosted by the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID), involved teams from eight institutions working on a design brief without the use of digital tools or platforms. Teams were asked to design a zero-waste supermarket and café focusing on the principle of the circular economy.

The winning team included students Ellie Taylor, Chloe Sell, Molly Crawford, Hannah Cooper, Lexi Calton, Danielle Jensen and their Programme Leader Tonia Warsap.

Group photo of the Interior Architecture and Design students who won the BIID Student Design Challenge 2019.

Portfolios

Applicants will be invited to submit a digital portfolio of work. Please carefully select and edit your work to produce an exciting, creative and representative portfolio which informs us about your skills, interests and ambitions. Your portfolio may include (but not exclusively) examples of observational drawing, design project work, painting and sculpture, textile works, design development drawing, photography, model-making, use of colour, perspective drawing and technical drawing. We would like to see a collection of 15-20 pieces of your work.

Portfolio Tips

  • A title on the main design work which explains the project will assist us to understand your work (plus titles and approximate dates)
  • Order your work logically, for example chronologically or by theme
  • 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 photograph/document any large examples to describe scale
  • Please title your work with your full name and UCAS number

My time on the course was invaluable, as I not only learnt about the design process, but also acquired crucial skills in design practice.

Alex Uney, BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design graduate

Career Opportunities

Interior Architecture and Design graduates have gone on to careers in various areas of the discipline, working in a wide range of interior, architectural, or design practices nationally and internationally. Some choose to continue their studies with a postgraduate degree.

Visit Us in Person

The best way to find out what it is really like to live and learn at Lincoln is to join us for one of our Open Days. Visiting us in person is important and will help you to get a real feel for what it might be like to study here.

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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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