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Course summary

Design for Exhibition and Museums specialises in ‘storytelling’, whether for a brand, a collection or an idea. Projects integrate aspects of graphic, spatial and interactive design. Students 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. Students can explore how to construct a narrative that acts as an ‘interpretive bridge’ between the client and the audience. The outcome is the creation of interactive spaces that communicate messages in a memorable and innovative manner. The course is shaped by long-established links with the exhibitions industry, museums and heritage organisations.

Modules

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 also the opportunity to gain practical work experience through optional placements in year two. The final year concentrates on areas of personal interest with opportunities 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, as well as feedback from practising designers in our Industry Forum in the final year.

Assessment method

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
WP21
Institution code:
L39
Campus name:
Lincoln (Main Site)
Campus code:
L

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications. We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Portfolio


English language requirements

In addition to meeting the academic requirements, Overseas students will also be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Please visit our English language requirements page for a full list of the English qualifications we accept: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/

If you have studied outside of the UK, you can find more information about the wide range of international qualifications we accept by visiting our entry requirements and your country page:

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
75%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
87%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £16200 Year 1

Additional fee information

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs. With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost. Students may be invited to join optional field trips. Attendance on these trips has no impact upon grades. Students will be expected to cover travel and meal costs on these trips, which will vary depending on the destination. In the second year there is also the opportunity to take part in an optional residential trip. For this, students will be responsible for the costs of their accommodation, in addition to travel and meal costs. Students may also need to cover the costs of materials of their choice. Costs for the Year 3 Final Show are generally covered by fundraising, however some students may choose to contribute funds for optional extras. 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 going on 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. You should ask your funding body about this. 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 - contact them to enquire.
Design for Event, Exhibition and Performance at University of Lincoln - UCAS