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

W250

Course Code

INTINTUB

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

W250

Course Code

INTINTUB

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.

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

W250

Course Code

INTINTUB

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

W250

Course Code

INTINTUB

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.

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.

School Staff List

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.

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 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.

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

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

An introduction to conceptual and creative processes in design production; thinking through drawing. Essential two- and three-dimensional skills and manipulation of space; this includes a consideration of design- and spatial elements, platonic solids, spatial composition & Boolean operations, scale, and representation.

Module Overview

Visual narratives, as the expression of stories through visual media, are introduced by considering the individual in the environment. Students are introduced to interior and exhibition typologies as a possible design strategy. The modes of production for responsive spatial disciplines are introduced: installation, insertion, and intervention.

Module Overview

Critical heritage, as the interplay between tradition and contemporary life, is introduced by considering society in the environment. Spatial identity through the application of design elements. The investigation of design precedents and the identification of conceptual links therein. Design distribution and the influence of related disciplines. The focus is on installation or insertion as modes of production which included temporary, transitory, mobile, or transient typologies. The design of a small volumetric environment in a defined physical context.

Module Overview

Design is considered as a form of inquiry to introduce research methods. An awareness of qualitative and quantitative methods and their application is instilled. The theoretical and pragmatic informants of design production are introduced. Students are made aware of the utopian and ontological aspects of normative positions as generators for design.

Module Overview

The 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.

Module Overview

The 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.

Module Overview

The 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.

Module Overview

Selected 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.

Module Overview

The 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.

Module Overview

The 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.

Module Overview

Selected 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.

Module Overview

This module provides an opportunity for students in the Lincoln School of Design to spend a semester in Year 2 studying at one of the University’s 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.

Module Overview

The 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.

Module Overview

The 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.

Module Overview

The implementation of a self-directed programme of design investigation.

Module Overview

The detailed exploration and communication of a self-directed programme of design investigation.

Module Overview

Students are expected to complete a large scale self-directed research study to support the design treatise.

† 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

An introduction to conceptual and creative processes in design production; thinking through drawing. Essential two- and three-dimensional skills and manipulation of space; this includes a consideration of design- and spatial elements, platonic solids, spatial composition & Boolean operations, scale, and representation.

Module Overview

Visual narratives, as the expression of stories through visual media, are introduced by considering the individual in the environment. Students are introduced to interior and exhibition typologies as a possible design strategy. The modes of production for responsive spatial disciplines are introduced: installation, insertion, and intervention.

Module Overview

Critical heritage, as the interplay between tradition and contemporary life, is introduced by considering society in the environment. Spatial identity through the application of design elements. The investigation of design precedents and the identification of conceptual links therein. Design distribution and the influence of related disciplines. The focus is on installation or insertion as modes of production which included temporary, transitory, mobile, or transient typologies. The design of a small volumetric environment in a defined physical context.

Module Overview

Design is considered as a form of inquiry to introduce research methods. An awareness of qualitative and quantitative methods and their application is instilled. The theoretical and pragmatic informants of design production are introduced. Students are made aware of the utopian and ontological aspects of normative positions as generators for design.

Module Overview

The 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.

Module Overview

The 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.

Module Overview

The 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.

Module Overview

Selected 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.

Module Overview

The 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.

Module Overview

The 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.

Module Overview

Selected 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.

Module Overview

This module provides an opportunity for students in the Lincoln School of Design to spend a semester in Year 2 studying at one of the University’s 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.

Module Overview

The 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.

Module Overview

The 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.

Module Overview

The implementation of a self-directed programme of design investigation.

Module Overview

The detailed exploration and communication of a self-directed programme of design investigation.

Module Overview

Students are expected to complete a large scale self-directed research study to support the design treatise.

† 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.

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.

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.

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 incurred.

Field Trip Costs

Mandatory field trip costs are covered by the University, but optional study visits are at the student’s 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 student’s 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 2020-21

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.

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.

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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.

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 interior architecture and design and how you would like to develop your ideas and practice at Lincoln.

Your portfolio should include examples of your practical art and design skills, which will vary according to your current art and design studies and prior experience of these subjects. We have applicants from a broad range of art and design subject areas and what we are mainly looking for is passion and genuine enthusiasm for interior architecture and design.

Please bring a collection of your work, reflecting your academic career to date and your aspirations. This can include work that is finalised and work in progress, sketch books, and development work. If any work is too large to transport, please take photographs.

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.

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

Virtual Open Days

While you may not be able to visit us in person at the moment, you can still find out more about the University of Lincoln and what it is like to live and study here at one of our live Virtual Open Days.

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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