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

Subject to Revalidation

Fees

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UCAS Code

WP21

Course Code

XMDXMDUB

BA (Hons) Design for Event, Exhibition and Performance

Students can work on creative briefs, including designs for commercial projects such as trade stands and brand experiences, as well as exhibition projects for visitor attractions, museums, and theme parks.

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

Subject to Revalidation

Fees

View

UCAS Code

WP21

Course Code

XMDXMDUB

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.

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 Coronavirus page or contact us on 01522 886644.

Emma Donovan - Programme Leader

Emma Donovan - Programme Leader

Emma's research specialisms include scenography and architectural design, exploring explicit and implicit narrative. A key focus is exploring sustainability; through social legacy, conservation, authenticity of materials, and environmental impact.

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Welcome to BA (Hons) Design for Event, Exhibition and Performance

This degree focuses on the design of engaging, narrative environments for commercial exhibitions, events, and museums, and offers a bridging of artistic disciplines in a creative, spatial design programme.

Design for Event, Exhibition and Performance specialises in ‘storytelling’, whether for a brand, a collection, or an idea. Projects integrate aspects of graphic, spatial, and interactive design.

Students can work on creative briefs, including designs for commercial projects such as trade stands and brand experiences, as well as exhibition projects for visitor attractions, museums, and theme parks. The course is shaped by long-established links with the exhibitions industry, museums, and heritage organisations.

You can find out more about the work of our staff and students by following our course Instagram account at https://www.instagram.com/deep_lincoln/ or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BA.DEEP.Lincoln/.

How You Study

The first year focuses on three-dimensional design skills and aims to ensure students become increasingly aware of the social and contextual factors of design production, in addition to gaining a thorough introduction to the importance of visual literacy and spatial awareness. In the studio, students can develop drawing and modelling techniques, as well as the ability to address communication and spatial problems creatively.

In the second year, the focus is solely on exhibition briefs, and students can explore how narrative, multi-media, and interactive design can enhance visitor experiences. There is the opportunity to gain practical work experience through an optional work placement year between the second and third year. Please note that students who do this are required to cover their travel, accommodation, and general living costs.

In the final year, students concentrate on areas of personal interest, with the chance to develop briefs for exhibition projects, culminating in a final showcase exhibition. Additionally, the course offers live projects and the opportunity for collaborations with established practices and museums. Students can have feedback from practising designers in our Industry Forum, where students present their work to those currently working in the industry.

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, workshops, practical 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

Students respond to a pre-defined project brief for a small-scale communicative environment. The project requires conceptual thinking and the spatial translation of design intentions. This project offers an opportunity to add a distinctive project to the final year portfolio and illustrate proficiency in a specific area of design practice.

Module Overview

Students develop a scheme design for a self-directed medium scale communicative design project, which forms the basis of the exhibition or performance design treatise. This module incorporates conceptual definition, interpretive and thematic planning, strategic thinking, and the spatial translation of design intentions. This project integrates research practice, conceptual and technical knowledge to simulate a detailed and rigorous professional design project.

Module Overview

The detailed exploration and communication of a self-directed schedule of design investigation. The module allows students to reach proficient technical resolution and presentation of a previously completed scheme design.

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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

This course assessed by coursework. The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that may be used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports, projects, or reviews of creative output. The University of Lincoln’s policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.

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

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. Costs for the year three Final Show are generally covered by fundraising, however some students may choose to contribute funds for optional extras.

Field Trips

Students have the opportunity to join optional field trips. Attendance on these trips has no impact upon grades. In the second year there is also the opportunity to take part in an optional residential trip. Optional field and residential trips are at the student's own expense.

Study Abroad Outside of Europe

Exchange students applying to study outside of Europe do not pay tuition fees at their host university. Participants will usually be responsible for all other costs themselves, including travel, accommodation, visas, insurance, vaccinations and administrative fees at the host institution.

Students on an exchange keep their entitlement to UK sources of funding such as student loans and should apply to their awarding body in the normal way, indicating that they will be studying abroad.

If your time away is a mandatory part of your degree programme, you may be entitled to extra funding, please contact your funding body for more information. You may also be able to apply to your Local Education Authority or the Student Awards Agency for Scotland for further funding to assist with travel expenses.

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

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

Industry Links

The course also offers opportunities for collaborations with established practitioners through ‘live’ projects and students gain professional experience through engagement with visiting lecturers and by presenting their work to practising designers at our final-year ‘Industry Forum’.

We work with a wide variety of people depending on the type of project. In the commercial field, teams will include marketing and advertising professionals and event organisers. For cultural projects we work with curators, educational teams, art directors, choreographers, and even performers. We also work with lighting and audio-visual designers and specialist technical contractors.

Due to the multi-disciplinary approach of the course, graduates may choose to work on event, retail, theatre, or communication design-based projects. The programme is well respected with long-standing industry links which can help prepare students for careers regionally, nationally or even internationally. Graduates have gone on to work in design practices, or as freelance designers once they’re more established.

The Lincoln Learning Environment

The studio space is open plan so allows for collaboration. This course shares links with the Interior Architecture and Design course (including a shared first year). Each year group has a designated area and each student has their own space within that.

The programme has a partnership with the Hong Kong Design Institute. A top-up degree is presented in Hong Kong, utilising a mixture of live and virtual studio technology and paving the way for student exchange opportunities.

Digital Learning

Students are currently provided with free access to Adobe Creative Cloud and Autodesk software, as well as lynda.com to aid them during 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

Placements

There is the opportunity to gain practical work experience through an optional work placement year between the second and third years.

Students may apply for an internship at the British Museum in year two as part of a partnership within the course.

The course has established links with other institutions in Europe and the USA for students wishing to study abroad.

Please note that students are required to cover their travel, accommodation, and general living costs during any placement, internship, or period of study abroad.

Portfolio and Interviews

Applicants should have a creative imagination and be interested in solving three-dimensional and communication design problems.

We look for evidence of your creative potential, current skills and artistic process. Your portfolio should ideally showcase a range of design skills, such as drawing, model making, and graphic work. We hope to see both your process work and examples of final solutions. You can include sketchbooks, photographs, documentations of designs, exhibitions, performances, artists and designers you respect, and any other work that reflects your interests in this broad subject area.

We hope to get to know you a little better in your interview. It gives you an opportunity to highlight important aspects in your portfolio, to tell us why you’re applying for the course, and to demonstrate your enthusiasm for this field. The interview is a two-way exchange, it aims to be helpful and informative for everyone –you’re welcome to ask us questions too.

Career Opportunities

Owing to the multi-disciplinary approach of the course, graduates may choose to work on event, retail, theatre, exhibition, or communication design-based projects. Recent graduates have gone on to successful careers at organisations including Eureka!, The National Children's Museum, Imagination, MET Studio, Kingsmen (Singapore), Rapier, Equinox, and the British Museum.

93% of the University's most recent Design for Event, Exhibition and Performance* graduates were in work or further study within six months of finishing their course, according to the latest Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey.

Graduates have secured creative roles such as designer, 3D designer, and Store Designer at organisations including Auto-Trail VR Ltd, Clive Agency, DMN DesignBuild, Equinox Design, Estee Lauder Companies, EventLab, Freeman/Large Creative Limited, Form Atlarge Ltd, GES Middle East, Korten Ltd, Leo Associates Ltd, Mad About Design, Oliver Bonas, Park Display, Rapiergroup, RTH Plc, Scotch Whiskey Experience and Shaggy Sheep Designs.

"Exhibition Design has the freedom to take you wherever you want to go within the narrative design world. The choice is both endless and entirely yours. It’s an unforgettable degree perfectly shaped within the design industry."

Claire Croucher, BA (Hons) Design for Exhibition and Museums 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.

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