BA (Hons) Media Production

BA (Hons) Media Production

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The Course

Taught by experienced, research and industry-active academics, the BA (Hons) Media Production at Lincoln is designed to support students’ growth as creative media professionals and provides the opportunity to develop a range of specialist skills.

Students have access to a wide range of modern industry-appropriate equipment and software. There are opportunities to gain real-world experience and access the Royal Television Society for masterclasses, and to attend guest lectures by a variety of media professionals. Students may also choose to work on paid commissions from external clients to develop their own CV and showreel.

The Course

BA (Hons) Media Production at Lincoln offers students a cutting-edge experience across the many platforms of today's creative industries. Students have the opportunity to find their creative voice and develop a powerful set of specialist skills, taught by experienced industry and research-active tutors.

Students can gain hands-on experience through innovative project briefs, expert teaching and a wide range of high-end facilities. Students are based in our Media, Film and Broadcast Centre, a specialist production environment with a range of facilities.

Practical and theoretical aspects of the subject are woven together to create an informative approach to media production. Practice modules explore technique and craft in a multitude of areas, such as film production, digital media design, sound, multi-camera studio, image creation, social media outputs, podcasting, games, script and screenwriting, as well as rapidly developing emergent forms of media such as augmented and virtual reality. Critical studies modules present new and established media theories.

The first year introduces students to a broad range of production areas and forms, including design, photography, film and TV studio production, digital media, radio and screenwriting.

Students can choose from these and a variety of critical studies modules in the second year, focusing on areas of individual interest.

In the final year, students have the opportunity to produce a portfolio of major media projects in a chosen area and are required to complete an independent research study.

There is also the opportunity to take part in exchange programmes in the USA and with several EU partners. Fees for the exchange opportunity are included in the course but travel, accommodation and general living costs are the responsibility of the student. Please see the Fees tab for further information.

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 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.

Design and Visual Communication (Core)
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Design and Visual Communication (Core)

In this module students will have the opportunity to be introduced to factors that influence the process of creative practice in design, lens and digital media. Critical theory will be taught and applied alongside practice to encourage experimentation and flexible approaches to problem solving.

Digital Media (Level 1) (Core)
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Digital Media (Level 1) (Core)

This module focuses on the technical and conceptual skills needed to effectively employ a range of multimedia applications to produce screen-based work. Students will have the opportunity to acquire skills in the use of digital media software and hardware and undertake practice on their own initiative to develop their skills, particularly through the use of software programme tutorials.

Mediation & Representation 1 (Core)
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Mediation & Representation 1 (Core)

This module aims to promote critical engagement with key Media Studies concepts and methods. It is organised around an examination of critical studies, media contexts and media forms and aims to enable students to develop a critical understanding of key theoretical concepts and critical approaches that have informed studies of media production and consumption, particularly during the latter half of the 20th century. Consideration will also be given to significant technological changes, emerging during the closing decades of the millennium, that have radically impacted on methods of production and distribution in the global mass-media market and how these are being accommodated, or not, through new paradigms in Media Studies (as an Academic subject area) as well as economic, regulatory and legal frameworks.

Mediation & Representation 2 (Core)
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Mediation & Representation 2 (Core)

This module aims to promote critical engagement with key Media Studies concepts and methods. It is organised around an examination of critical studies, media contexts and media forms to enable students to develop a critical understanding of key theoretical concepts and critical approaches that have informed studies of media production and consumption, particularly during the latter half of the 20th century. Consideration will also be given to significant technological changes, emerging during the closing decades of the millennium, that have radically impacted on methods of production and distribution in the global mass-media market and how these are being accommodated, or not, through new paradigms in Media Studies (as an Academic subject area) as well as economic, regulatory and legal frameworks.

Photography (Core)
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Photography (Core)

This module aims to provide an introduction to the fundamental elements of photographic production, both technically and conceptually. Particular consideration will be given to image experimentation, idea generation, project development and delivery. The work of historical and contemporary practitioners will be introduced and critically explored.

Production Planning (Core)
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Production Planning (Core)

This module aims to introduce practical techniques, using multi-camera studio methods. Basic production organisation, script and planning methods are developed alongside critical and analytical understanding of television as a medium.

Radio and Sound (Core)
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Radio and Sound (Core)

In this module students will have the opportunity to acquire the basics of radio research for factual production. Technical and studio expertise will combine with academic concepts behind radio and sound in both theory and practice. Using sound as an experimental medium and art form, students are encouraged to think creatively in terms of their practice and this is actively encouraged and developed.

Script, Screenwriting and Realisation (Core)
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Script, Screenwriting and Realisation (Core)

This module gives an introduction to writing and storytelling for screen based media production. Students will have the opportunity to develop their own creative writing techniques informed by critical concepts. Creative exercises and independent application culminate in the production of a short film script followed through to its realisation.

Analysing the Media Industries (Core)
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Analysing the Media Industries (Core)

Students have the opportunity to be introduced to key issues in the history and current organisation of, and possible changes in, the media as institutions and cultural practices with specific reference to their status as industries.

“I want to live forever!” Fame & Subjectivity in the mediated world (Option)
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“I want to live forever!” Fame & Subjectivity in the mediated world (Option)

In recent years, the UK press has published headlines announcing (and implicitly denouncing) the fact that more than 50% of UK teenagers, when polled about their career aspirations, state their goal to be:
‘becoming famous’. This module investigates the different forms of fame impacted upon, generated and modified by the various parts and requirements of the creative industries.

British Television Drama (Option)
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British Television Drama (Option)

Drama is a key component of TV in the UK, carrying out a Public Service function and creating a sense of National Identity. The module considers continuing series (soap operas), drama serials, single plays and television films, situation comedy and comedy drama, underpinned by a survey of critical approaches.

Children’s Film and Television (Option)
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Children’s Film and Television (Option)

This module investigates and analyses the debates about and developments in children’s film and television, largely in the UK but drawing on the USA, for elements of comparison informed by politics, ideology and economics.

Design Projects (Option)
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Design Projects (Option)

Using diverse and developing skills, we offer a range of projects and workshops that aims to challenge students to solve communication problems in innovative and thoughtful ways. Intelligence and analysis through research is encouraged to inform creative approaches to design problems.

Digital Media Projects (Option)
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Digital Media Projects (Option)

The module aims to provide advanced practical, theoretical and professional skills in the use of digital media software and hardware including motion graphics, soundtrack design, special effects and digital compositing. Students have the opportunity to work with pre-visualisation techniques, including scripting and storyboarding, to develop concepts and ideas.

Documentary Now (Option)
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Documentary Now (Option)

This module explores the history and theory of the documentary film. It will introduce students to media texts (films, video, broadcast television and digital platforms) that claim, in distinction to the cinema of fiction, to capture and re-present unmediated – to one degree or another-- reality. Students on this module will be asked to consider, via close text analysis and an understanding of moving image history, the problematics of making such a claim. This will involve students investigating the nature of the documentary image – that is: the relationship of the signifier to the thing signified. It will require them to determine the ethical implications of documentary’s claim on the real for the filmmaker, the persons filmed and the spectators. It will engage them in debates about documentary’s impact in the social sphere. The module will be organised around a series of case studies. Students will gain an understanding of media texts that have had a significant impact on society, knowledge of history and theory of documentary, and skills in close text reading and historical reception studies.

East Asian Cinemas (Option)
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East Asian Cinemas (Option)

A guide to specific films and accompanying theoretical concepts. Key films provide a platform for debating the political, institutional and cultural context of individual cinemas and regions in an increasingly globalised industry where audiences and producers are exposed to a variety of film styles. Critical engagement and debate are encouraged within the broader structure of World Cinema, alongside cultural and globalisation studies.

Film Production Projects (Option)
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Film Production Projects (Option)

This module aims to enable students to further develop skills in single camera production and apply them to a range of genre projects. Lectures look to present best practice in production techniques and offer stimulus for idea development in production projects. Workshops will target the development of technical skills in camera operation, lighting, sound recording, post production, non-linear editing and multi track facilities as well as creative approaches to production and directing. Seminars aim to provide a programme of student support for production teams conducting a range of creative projects.

Film, Television and Creative Vision (Option)
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Film, Television and Creative Vision (Option)

Three different determinants for a film or broadcast text will be considered - the author, the genre and the production/distribution institution. Students will be given the opportunity to debate the relative importance of these three determinants to a number of case studies. This analysis will be underpinned through a consideration of the development and utility of each of the approaches.

Games Cultures (Option)
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Games Cultures (Option)

Play is a ubiquitous activity, and games (in all their forms) have a long history and an influence that stretches beyond the game-space itself. In recent times, computers (and other trends within media and society) have lead to an exponential growth in the cultural, social and commercial importance of games, which have likewise become more sophisticated, becoming an important media form which has affected other media and culture generally. This critical studies theory module will aim to consider, evaluate and analyse the phenomena of games and game cultures in the 21st century.

Globalisation and Contemporary Culture (Option)
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Globalisation and Contemporary Culture (Option)

This module aims to provide an overview of conceptual themes and issues within the culture industry and the arts in relation to globalisation. Debates brought forward include: national and cultural identity, global representation, global technologies, multiculturalism, transnationalism, cosmopolitanism and global activism channels.

Hollywood Musical (Option)
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Hollywood Musical (Option)

This module will look at the history and development of the Hollywood musical as one of Hollywood’s most popular and important film genres, from its beginnings in the early sound era to the integrated musical of the 1940s and 1950s to cult films like The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and more recent successes such as Moulin Rouge (2001), High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008), Mamma Mia! (2008) and La La Land (2016).

Students can watch together a number of significant films and will have the opportunity to discuss structural, stylistic and thematic issues in the context of scholarly literature. Stardom and the function of the star performance will be considered and we will explore the musical’s representation of cultural issues in a variety of contexts such as race, ethnicity, class, sexuality and gender.

Multi Camera Projects (Option)
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Multi Camera Projects (Option)

This module will include advanced studio production techniques, programme development, planning, script development, role practice, set design, graphics/overlays, lighting and programme running paperwork. Exercises are designed to help students to develop advanced studio practices, facilitating the production of work to an industry standard.

Photography and Design in Context (Option)
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Photography and Design in Context (Option)

The content forms an examination of concepts relating to production, distribution and consumption of photographs, design for print and media products. Students will have the opportunity to examine the development of magazines and documentary within a framework of historical references including technological development, the political and social context of production and critical debate.

Photography Projects (Option)
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Photography Projects (Option)

Through a series of practical workshops, short exercises and collective feedback sessions, students will have the opportunity to acquire an understanding of the way that medium format photographic and imaging equipment and materials can be used within print, exhibition and installation contexts.

Practices of Listening (Option)
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Practices of Listening (Option)

A broad look at audio-culture from the twentieth century to the present, offering challenge and insight to Film & TV specialists. Vision is often privileged, resulting in a relative paucity of language for discussing sound. This problem is addressed, looking at texts from key theorists and practitioners, considering sound not in addition to vision, but independently, in music, radio, art and daily life.

Public Service Broadcasting (Option)
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Public Service Broadcasting (Option)

Students are given the opportunity to study the concept, history and possible future of Public Service Broadcasting in the UK. The implications of broadcasting policy and reports from government committees on broadcasting will be considered in relation to the formation of the concept of Public Service Broadcasting.

Radio and Sound Projects (Option)
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Radio and Sound Projects (Option)

Advanced concepts, techniques, and skills in the areas of radio broadcasting, sound, and music production can be developed in this module with an emphasis on encouraging creative, experimental, and innovative approaches. Students will have the opportunity to be introduced to the formats of documentary, drama and live radio production and can develop original scripts through to final production.

Realism in Narrative Fiction (Option)
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Realism in Narrative Fiction (Option)

This module aims to develop an understanding of the complex problem of realism in film and media studies as it relates to fictional narrative forms. Students will have the opportunity to engage with academic debates around realist texts and examine these in relation to historical, contemporary and potential examples.

Representing Difference (Option)
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Representing Difference (Option)

Methods of analysis of media representations and approaches to representing difference will be considered in this module as well as issues such as class, gender, nationality and 'race,' ethnicity, sexuality and (dis)ability apparent in film & broadcast media. A range of critical approaches will be considered.

Script and Screenwriting Projects (Option)
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Script and Screenwriting Projects (Option)

Initially elements of craft will be presented in lectures and practised during workshops as students create their own short scripts. Students can develop scripts from an initial idea through to final draft. Students will also have the opportunity to study the craft of writing longer scripts for radio, film and TV, supported by an analysis of the craft of writing for these media.

Society, Aesthetics and Digital Media (Option)
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Society, Aesthetics and Digital Media (Option)

Media are inseparable from the processes by which societies change themselves. However, they can also be conceived as having their own vitality. In other words, media are sites of complex agency. Developments in media technology express and embody mutations of society, power and the human. In relation to a range of social, cultural and political concerns, we will explore how digital media technologies organize our existence, our perception of reality and our capacity to imagine alternative ways of living. Today, as digital media become increasingly interrelated, networked and convergent, we are moving across the ‘form-barrier’ and entering a new, fluid and hybrid post-broadcast media ecology. This module interrogates the transformation and reconfiguration of our everyday lives and experiences in the new media ecology.

Television and Screen Entertainment (Option)
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Television and Screen Entertainment (Option)

Through a critical examination of contemporary factual television and online culture, this module aims to show that this can be understood as having been dramatically reconfigured in recent years by socio-political and commercial pressures and their associated entertainment values and changing discourses of selfhood.

Community Education & Mentoring (Option)
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Community Education & Mentoring (Option)

This module will provide an opportunity for students to be introduced to a range of professional skills relevant to the requirements of mentoring a public or schools based production team engaged with producing educational and/or public facing media. This should be a fully researched process of development, mentoring, organisation and support, leading to a professionally compiled document on the process and output of the team. The Community/Schools media mentoring process should draw from all appropriate aspects of the syllabus with special emphasis on liaison and outreach with community groups, and a full understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks within which the organisation works, including compliance and the delivery requirements of licensed broadcasting, online or material publication.

The syllabus will seek to address the following issues: research appropriate to understanding the culture and activities of the school/community group and local/national school/community media output. Mentoring groups and individuals; project management; idea generation and visioning; proposal development; timescale planning; potential funding streams; copyright; communication strategies; presentation; industrial report writing; team working skills; self-knowledge and personal confidence building.

Creative Enterprise (Core)
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Creative Enterprise (Core)

This module aims to introduce the professional skills relevant to the requirements of producing a creative enterprise business proposal.

Students are expected to research, develop and ‘pitch’ a concept for a major output within the creative industry. This is a theoretical industry-scale proposal, which is not intended to be produced during this module of study. It should be designed as though the concept is to be presented to professional mediaries for further consideration, funding and/or commissioning.

Students may correctly identify target audiences or consumers and tailor proposals to that specific audience via appropriately identified distribution methods. In addition, students are encouraged to work collaboratively across production areas to take into account contemporary patterns of media consumption and diversity of distribution platforms.

The syllabus will aim to address: idea generation and visioning; proposal development; industrial research and timescale planning; entrepreneurship; business models; audience/consumer research, budgets and funding streams; copyright; presentation technique, industrial report writing, team working skills, self knowledge and personal confidence building.

Creative Industries Case Study (Option)
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Creative Industries Case Study (Option)

This module will give students the opportunity to be introduced to a range of professional skills and research approaches, relevant to understanding how audio and media companies are structured, network, operate and function.

Students may investigate and critically evaluate one media, music or creative industry organisation. The outcome of this exploration should be developed into a professionally compiled document: a ‘case study’ that should fully address the aspects of: industrial ownership and landscape in which they exist (including corporate structures); creative industry development (trends & analysis applied to the company in question); company structure; external networks; employment positions within the organisation including a detailed account of one role; company output including audience/consumer base (and the company’s competitors); all legal and regulatory frameworks within which the organisation works; including compliance and delivery requirements; company prospects (including SWOT analysis); conclusion and recommendations (if appropriate).

Major Project & Exhibition (Core)
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Major Project & Exhibition (Core)

Students are tasked with creating a Project. One they should take full ownership of, through their research and development, right to the delivery of their final media artefact/artefacts.
These projects will be guided by the tutors on the module. Via weekly tutorials, sign up Masterclasses and weekly lectures. But the emphasis will be on a student driven project.
This is their final project at undergraduate level and their work should reflect this.

Major Project or Portfolio (Core)
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Major Project or Portfolio (Core)

Students are tasked with creating a Project. One they should take full ownership of, through their research and development, right to the delivery of their final media artefact/artefacts.
These projects will be guided by the tutors on the module. Via weekly tutorials, sign up Masterclasses and weekly lectures. But the emphasis will be on a student driven project.

Media Independent Study (Core)
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Media Independent Study (Core)

A 10,000-word dissertation is the culmination of the student's undergraduate investigation into the structures and debates surrounding cultural production and takes the form of an extended essay. Regular support and supervision ensures that the chosen subject facilitates involvement with issues relevant to contemporary media practice.

†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.

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 (unless stated differently above)..

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.

Successful applicants should be able to evidence a high achievement in related subjects. They will also have the ability to analyse, write and most importantly be able to respond to the production workshops and projects at the core of the course.

We don’t expect prior knowledge of TV studio production but it is fundamental that applicants are able to work in groups of anything from two to fifteen on productions in a range of media.

Applicants will also demonstrate an ability to manage and develop their own learning so that they are able to get the most out of the range of opportunities we offer.

Media Archive

The Media Archive for Central England is based on campus and contains film, tape and digital media, which students can access.

http://www.macearchive.org

Graduate Success

Lincoln graduate Jack Howard has over 400,000 YouTube subscribers and was recently recognised for inspiring the producer of The Hunger Games, John Kilik. Fellow graduate Alec Albury went on to work in Hollywood and has worked on some of the biggest film releases in the world including Despicable Me 2.

We have been running Media courses at Lincoln for over 20 years and have plenty of graduates working in the media industries. We provide annual opportunities for students to network with graduates as well as offering an opportunity for a small number of students to be mentored by a graduate working in the industry.

Visiting Speakers

Students on this course have the opportunity to hear from visiting guest speakers from many parts of the media industries. See here for details:
http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/fm/abouttheschool/visitingspeakers/


Competitions

Students are encouraged to enter their work in local, national and international competitions and award schemes. We have a history of success in the regional and national Royal Television Society Student Film Awards.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

Placement Year

When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry.

Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.

Tuition Fees

2018/19UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £15,600 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

 

2019/20UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £15,900 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt


†Please note that not all courses are available as a part-time option.

The University undergraduate tuition fee may increase year on year in line with government policy. This will enable us to continue to provide the best possible educational facilities and student experience.

Fees for enrolment on additional modules

Tuition fees for additional activity are payable by the student/sponsor and charged at the equivalent £ per credit point rate for each module. Additional activity includes:

- Enrolment on modules that are in addition to the validated programme curriculum

- Enrolment on modules that are over and above the full credit diet for the relevant academic year

- Retakes of modules as permitted by the Board of Examiners

- In exceptional circumstances, students who are required to re-take modules can do so on an 'assessment only' basis. This means that students do not attend timetabled teaching events but are required to take the assessments/examinations associated with the module(s). The 'assessment only' fee is half of the £ per credit point fee for each module.

Exceptionally, tuition fees may not be payable where a student has been granted a retake with approved extenuating circumstances.

For more information and for details about funding your study, please see our UK/EU Fees & Funding pages or our International funding and scholarship pages. [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/undergraduatecourses/feesandfunding/] [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/international/feesandfunding/]

Additional Costs

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. Where there may be exceptions to this general rule, information will be displayed in a section titled Other Costs below.

Other Costs

Study abroad opportunities within the EU

Students on this course will have the opportunity to study at a partner institution within Europe as part of this course. Additional information, including costs relating to this opportunity, which is optional, can be found here:

http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/shortstudyopportunities/erasmusforstudents/


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.

GCE Advanced Levels: BBB

International Baccalaureate: 30 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Distinction, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: A minimum of 45 level 3 credits at merit or above will be required.

In addition, applicants will also be required to have at least three GCSEs at grade C or above (or the equivalent), including English.

We will also consider applicants with extensive relevant work experience.

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.

Practical and theoretical aspects of the subject are woven together to create an informative approach to media production. Practice modules explore technique and craft in a multitude of areas, such as film production, digital media design, sound, multi-camera studio, image creation, social media outputs, podcasting, games, script and screenwriting, as well as rapidly developing emergent forms of media such as augmented and virtual reality. Critical studies modules present new and established media theories.

There is also the opportunity to take part in exchange programmes in the USA and with several EU partners. Tuition fees for the exchange opportunity are included in the course but travel, accommodation and general living costs are the responsibility of the student. Please see the Fees tab for further information. Places are allocated on a competitive basis.

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 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.

Design and Visual Communication (Core)
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Design and Visual Communication (Core)

In this module students will have the opportunity to be introduced to factors that influence the process of creative practice in design, lens and digital media. Critical theory will be taught and applied alongside practice to encourage experimentation and flexible approaches to problem solving.

Digital Media (Level 1) (Core)
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Digital Media (Level 1) (Core)

This module focuses on the technical and conceptual skills needed to effectively employ a range of multimedia applications to produce screen-based work. Students will have the opportunity to acquire skills in the use of digital media software and hardware and undertake practice on their own initiative to develop their skills, particularly through the use of software programme tutorials.

Mediation & Representation 1 (Core)
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Mediation & Representation 1 (Core)

This module aims to promote critical engagement with key Media Studies concepts and methods. It is organised around an examination of critical studies, media contexts and media forms and aims to enable students to develop a critical understanding of key theoretical concepts and critical approaches that have informed studies of media production and consumption, particularly during the latter half of the 20th century. Consideration will also be given to significant technological changes, emerging during the closing decades of the millennium, that have radically impacted on methods of production and distribution in the global mass-media market and how these are being accommodated, or not, through new paradigms in Media Studies (as an Academic subject area) as well as economic, regulatory and legal frameworks.

Mediation & Representation 2 (Core)
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Mediation & Representation 2 (Core)

This module aims to promote critical engagement with key Media Studies concepts and methods. It is organised around an examination of critical studies, media contexts and media forms to enable students to develop a critical understanding of key theoretical concepts and critical approaches that have informed studies of media production and consumption, particularly during the latter half of the 20th century. Consideration will also be given to significant technological changes, emerging during the closing decades of the millennium, that have radically impacted on methods of production and distribution in the global mass-media market and how these are being accommodated, or not, through new paradigms in Media Studies (as an Academic subject area) as well as economic, regulatory and legal frameworks.

Photography (Core)
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Photography (Core)

This module aims to provide an introduction to the fundamental elements of photographic production, both technically and conceptually. Particular consideration will be given to image experimentation, idea generation, project development and delivery. The work of historical and contemporary practitioners will be introduced and critically explored.

Production Planning (Core)
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Production Planning (Core)

This module aims to introduce practical techniques, using multi-camera studio methods. Basic production organisation, script and planning methods are developed alongside critical and analytical understanding of television as a medium.

Radio and Sound (Core)
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Radio and Sound (Core)

In this module students will have the opportunity to acquire the basics of radio research for factual production. Technical and studio expertise will combine with academic concepts behind radio and sound in both theory and practice. Using sound as an experimental medium and art form, students are encouraged to think creatively in terms of their practice and this is actively encouraged and developed.

Script, Screenwriting and Realisation (Core)
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Script, Screenwriting and Realisation (Core)

This module gives an introduction to writing and storytelling for screen based media production. Students will have the opportunity to develop their own creative writing techniques informed by critical concepts. Creative exercises and independent application culminate in the production of a short film script followed through to its realisation.

Analysing the Media Industries (Core)
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Analysing the Media Industries (Core)

Students have the opportunity to be introduced to key issues in the history and current organisation of, and possible changes in, the media as institutions and cultural practices with specific reference to their status as industries.

“I want to live forever!” Fame & Subjectivity in the mediated world (Option)
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“I want to live forever!” Fame & Subjectivity in the mediated world (Option)

In recent years, the UK press has published headlines announcing (and implicitly denouncing) the fact that more than 50% of UK teenagers, when polled about their career aspirations, state their goal to be:
‘becoming famous’. This module investigates the different forms of fame impacted upon, generated and modified by the various parts and requirements of the creative industries.

British Television Drama (Option)
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British Television Drama (Option)

Drama is a key component of TV in the UK, carrying out a Public Service function and creating a sense of National Identity. The module considers continuing series (soap operas), drama serials, single plays and television films, situation comedy and comedy drama, underpinned by a survey of critical approaches.

Children’s Film and Television (Option)
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Children’s Film and Television (Option)

This module investigates and analyses the debates about and developments in children’s film and television, largely in the UK but drawing on the USA, for elements of comparison informed by politics, ideology and economics.

Design Projects (Option)
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Design Projects (Option)

Using diverse and developing skills, we offer a range of projects and workshops that aims to challenge students to solve communication problems in innovative and thoughtful ways. Intelligence and analysis through research is encouraged to inform creative approaches to design problems.

Digital Media Projects (Option)
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Digital Media Projects (Option)

The module aims to provide advanced practical, theoretical and professional skills in the use of digital media software and hardware including motion graphics, soundtrack design, special effects and digital compositing. Students have the opportunity to work with pre-visualisation techniques, including scripting and storyboarding, to develop concepts and ideas.

Documentary Now (Option)
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Documentary Now (Option)

This module explores the history and theory of the documentary film. It will introduce students to media texts (films, video, broadcast television and digital platforms) that claim, in distinction to the cinema of fiction, to capture and re-present unmediated – to one degree or another-- reality. Students on this module will be asked to consider, via close text analysis and an understanding of moving image history, the problematics of making such a claim. This will involve students investigating the nature of the documentary image – that is: the relationship of the signifier to the thing signified. It will require them to determine the ethical implications of documentary’s claim on the real for the filmmaker, the persons filmed and the spectators. It will engage them in debates about documentary’s impact in the social sphere. The module will be organised around a series of case studies. Students will gain an understanding of media texts that have had a significant impact on society, knowledge of history and theory of documentary, and skills in close text reading and historical reception studies.

East Asian Cinemas (Option)
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East Asian Cinemas (Option)

A guide to specific films and accompanying theoretical concepts. Key films provide a platform for debating the political, institutional and cultural context of individual cinemas and regions in an increasingly globalised industry where audiences and producers are exposed to a variety of film styles. Critical engagement and debate are encouraged within the broader structure of World Cinema, alongside cultural and globalisation studies.

Film Production Projects (Option)
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Film Production Projects (Option)

This module aims to enable students to further develop skills in single camera production and apply them to a range of genre projects. Lectures look to present best practice in production techniques and offer stimulus for idea development in production projects. Workshops will target the development of technical skills in camera operation, lighting, sound recording, post production, non-linear editing and multi track facilities as well as creative approaches to production and directing. Seminars aim to provide a programme of student support for production teams conducting a range of creative projects.

Film, Television and Creative Vision (Option)
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Film, Television and Creative Vision (Option)

Three different determinants for a film or broadcast text will be considered - the author, the genre and the production/distribution institution. Students will be given the opportunity to debate the relative importance of these three determinants to a number of case studies. This analysis will be underpinned through a consideration of the development and utility of each of the approaches.

Games Cultures (Option)
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Games Cultures (Option)

Play is a ubiquitous activity, and games (in all their forms) have a long history and an influence that stretches beyond the game-space itself. In recent times, computers (and other trends within media and society) have lead to an exponential growth in the cultural, social and commercial importance of games, which have likewise become more sophisticated, becoming an important media form which has affected other media and culture generally. This critical studies theory module will aim to consider, evaluate and analyse the phenomena of games and game cultures in the 21st century.

Globalisation and Contemporary Culture (Option)
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Globalisation and Contemporary Culture (Option)

This module aims to provide an overview of conceptual themes and issues within the culture industry and the arts in relation to globalisation. Debates brought forward include: national and cultural identity, global representation, global technologies, multiculturalism, transnationalism, cosmopolitanism and global activism channels.

Hollywood Musical (Option)
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Hollywood Musical (Option)

This module will look at the history and development of the Hollywood musical as one of Hollywood’s most popular and important film genres, from its beginnings in the early sound era to the integrated musical of the 1940s and 1950s to cult films like The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and more recent successes such as Moulin Rouge (2001), High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008), Mamma Mia! (2008) and La La Land (2016).

Students can watch together a number of significant films and will have the opportunity to discuss structural, stylistic and thematic issues in the context of scholarly literature. Stardom and the function of the star performance will be considered and we will explore the musical’s representation of cultural issues in a variety of contexts such as race, ethnicity, class, sexuality and gender.

Multi Camera Projects (Option)
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Multi Camera Projects (Option)

This module will include advanced studio production techniques, programme development, planning, script development, role practice, set design, graphics/overlays, lighting and programme running paperwork. Exercises are designed to help students to develop advanced studio practices, facilitating the production of work to an industry standard.

Photography and Design in Context (Option)
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Photography and Design in Context (Option)

The content forms an examination of concepts relating to production, distribution and consumption of photographs, design for print and media products. Students will have the opportunity to examine the development of magazines and documentary within a framework of historical references including technological development, the political and social context of production and critical debate.

Photography Projects (Option)
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Photography Projects (Option)

Through a series of practical workshops, short exercises and collective feedback sessions, students will have the opportunity to acquire an understanding of the way that medium format photographic and imaging equipment and materials can be used within print, exhibition and installation contexts.

Practices of Listening (Option)
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Practices of Listening (Option)

A broad look at audio-culture from the twentieth century to the present, offering challenge and insight to Film & TV specialists. Vision is often privileged, resulting in a relative paucity of language for discussing sound. This problem is addressed, looking at texts from key theorists and practitioners, considering sound not in addition to vision, but independently, in music, radio, art and daily life.

Public Service Broadcasting (Option)
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Public Service Broadcasting (Option)

Students are given the opportunity to study the concept, history and possible future of Public Service Broadcasting in the UK. The implications of broadcasting policy and reports from government committees on broadcasting will be considered in relation to the formation of the concept of Public Service Broadcasting.

Radio and Sound Projects (Option)
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Radio and Sound Projects (Option)

Advanced concepts, techniques, and skills in the areas of radio broadcasting, sound, and music production can be developed in this module with an emphasis on encouraging creative, experimental, and innovative approaches. Students will have the opportunity to be introduced to the formats of documentary, drama and live radio production and can develop original scripts through to final production.

Realism in Narrative Fiction (Option)
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Realism in Narrative Fiction (Option)

This module aims to develop an understanding of the complex problem of realism in film and media studies as it relates to fictional narrative forms. Students will have the opportunity to engage with academic debates around realist texts and examine these in relation to historical, contemporary and potential examples.

Representing Difference (Option)
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Representing Difference (Option)

Methods of analysis of media representations and approaches to representing difference will be considered in this module as well as issues such as gender, nationality and ethnicity apparent in film & broadcast media. A range of critical approaches will be considered and contrasted and Post-colonial theory and Third Cinema will be utilised in relation to these.

Script and Screenwriting Projects (Option)
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Script and Screenwriting Projects (Option)

Initially elements of craft will be presented in lectures and practised during workshops as students create their own short scripts. Students can develop scripts from an initial idea through to final draft. Students will also have the opportunity to study the craft of writing longer scripts for radio, film and TV, supported by an analysis of the craft of writing for these media.

Society, Aesthetics and Digital Media (Option)
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Society, Aesthetics and Digital Media (Option)

Media are inseparable from the processes by which societies change themselves. However, they can also be conceived as having their own vitality. In other words, media are sites of complex agency. Developments in media technology express and embody mutations of society, power and the human. In relation to a range of social, cultural and political concerns, we will explore how digital media technologies organize our existence, our perception of reality and our capacity to imagine alternative ways of living. Today, as digital media become increasingly interrelated, networked and convergent, we are moving across the ‘form-barrier’ and entering a new, fluid and hybrid post-broadcast media ecology. This module interrogates the transformation and reconfiguration of our everyday lives and experiences in the new media ecology.

Television and Screen Entertainment (Option)
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Television and Screen Entertainment (Option)

Through a critical examination of contemporary factual television and online culture, this module aims to show that this can be understood as having been dramatically reconfigured in recent years by socio-political and commercial pressures and their associated entertainment values and changing discourses of selfhood.

Community Education & Mentoring (Option)
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Community Education & Mentoring (Option)

This module will provide an opportunity for students to be introduced to a range of professional skills relevant to the requirements of mentoring a public or schools based production team engaged with producing educational and/or public facing media. This should be a fully researched process of development, mentoring, organisation and support, leading to a professionally compiled document on the process and output of the team. The Community/Schools media mentoring process should draw from all appropriate aspects of the syllabus with special emphasis on liaison and outreach with community groups, and a full understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks within which the organisation works, including compliance and the delivery requirements of licensed broadcasting, online or material publication.

The syllabus will seek to address the following issues: research appropriate to understanding the culture and activities of the school/community group and local/national school/community media output. Mentoring groups and individuals; project management; idea generation and visioning; proposal development; timescale planning; potential funding streams; copyright; communication strategies; presentation; industrial report writing; team working skills; self-knowledge and personal confidence building.

Creative Enterprise (Core)
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Creative Enterprise (Core)

This module aims to introduce the professional skills relevant to the requirements of producing a creative enterprise business proposal.

Students are expected to research, develop and ‘pitch’ a concept for a major output within the creative industry. This is a theoretical industry-scale proposal, which is not intended to be produced during this module of study. It should be designed as though the concept is to be presented to professional mediaries for further consideration, funding and/or commissioning.

Students may correctly identify target audiences or consumers and tailor proposals to that specific audience via appropriately identified distribution methods. In addition, students are encouraged to work collaboratively across production areas to take into account contemporary patterns of media consumption and diversity of distribution platforms.

The syllabus will aim to address: idea generation and visioning; proposal development; industrial research and timescale planning; entrepreneurship; business models; audience/consumer research, budgets and funding streams; copyright; presentation technique, industrial report writing, team working skills, self knowledge and personal confidence building.

Creative Industries Case Study (Option)
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Creative Industries Case Study (Option)

This module will give students the opportunity to be introduced to a range of professional skills and research approaches, relevant to understanding how audio and media companies are structured, network, operate and function.

Students may investigate and critically evaluate one media, music or creative industry organisation. The outcome of this exploration should be developed into a professionally compiled document: a ‘case study’ that should fully address the aspects of: industrial ownership and landscape in which they exist (including corporate structures); creative industry development (trends & analysis applied to the company in question); company structure; external networks; employment positions within the organisation including a detailed account of one role; company output including audience/consumer base (and the company’s competitors); all legal and regulatory frameworks within which the organisation works; including compliance and delivery requirements; company prospects (including SWOT analysis); conclusion and recommendations (if appropriate).

Major Project & Exhibition (Core)
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Major Project & Exhibition (Core)

Students are tasked with creating a Project. One they should take full ownership of, through their research and development, right to the delivery of their final media artefact/artefacts.
These projects will be guided by the tutors on the module. Via weekly tutorials, sign up Masterclasses and weekly lectures. But the emphasis will be on a student driven project.
This is their final project at undergraduate level and their work should reflect this.

Major Project or Portfolio (Core)
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Major Project or Portfolio (Core)

Students are tasked with creating a Project. One they should take full ownership of, through their research and development, right to the delivery of their final media artefact/artefacts.
These projects will be guided by the tutors on the module. Via weekly tutorials, sign up Masterclasses and weekly lectures. But the emphasis will be on a student driven project.

Media Independent Study (Core)
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Media Independent Study (Core)

A 10,000-word dissertation is the culmination of the student's undergraduate investigation into the structures and debates surrounding cultural production and takes the form of an extended essay. Regular support and supervision ensures that the chosen subject facilitates involvement with issues relevant to contemporary media practice.

†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.

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 (unless stated differently above)..

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.

Successful applicants should be able to evidence a high achievement in related subjects. They will also have the ability to analyse, write and most importantly be able to respond to the production workshops and projects at the core of the course.

We don’t expect prior knowledge of TV studio production but it is fundamental that applicants are able to work in groups of anything from two to fifteen on productions in a range of media.

Applicants will also demonstrate an ability to manage and develop their own learning so that they are able to get the most out of the range of opportunities we offer.

Media Archive

The Media Archive for Central England is based on campus and contains film, tape and digital media, which students can access.

http://www.macearchive.org

Graduate Successes

Some of our recent graduate success stories include Simon Dunn who has worked on Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Spectre, Joseph Fallon, winner of the 2017 Golden Trailer Award for Lion, and Lisa Rustage who has worked on Ready Player One and On Chesil Beach.

We provide annual opportunities for students to network with graduates, as well as offering an opportunity for a small number of students to be mentored by a graduate working in the industry.

Visiting Speakers

Students on this course have the opportunity to hear from visiting guest speakers from many parts of the media industries. See here for details:
http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/fm/abouttheschool/visitingspeakers/

Competitions

Students are encouraged to enter their work in local, national and international competitions and award schemes. We have a history of success in the regional and national Royal Television Society Student film awards, most recently in 2017.

Student as Producer

Student as Producer is a model of teaching and learning that encourages academics and undergraduate students to collaborate on research activities. It is a programme committed to learning through doing.

The Student as Producer initiative was commended by the QAA in our 2012 review and is one of the teaching and learning features that makes the Lincoln experience unique.

There is also the opportunity to take part in exchange programmes in the USA and with several EU partners. Tuition fees for the exchange opportunity are included in the course but travel, accommodation and general living costs are the responsibility of the student. Please see the Fees tab for further information. Places are allocated on a competitive basis.

Placement Year

When students are on an optional placement in the UK or overseas or studying abroad, they will be required to cover their own transport and accommodation and meals costs. Placements can range from a few weeks to a full year if students choose to undertake an optional sandwich year in industry.

Students are encouraged to obtain placements in industry independently. Tutors may provide support and advice to students who require it during this process.

Tuition Fees

2018/19UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £15,600 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

 

2019/20UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £15,900 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point†  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt


†Please note that not all courses are available as a part-time option.

The University undergraduate tuition fee may increase year on year in line with government policy. This will enable us to continue to provide the best possible educational facilities and student experience.

Fees for enrolment on additional modules

Tuition fees for additional activity are payable by the student/sponsor and charged at the equivalent £ per credit point rate for each module. Additional activity includes:

- Enrolment on modules that are in addition to the validated programme curriculum

- Enrolment on modules that are over and above the full credit diet for the relevant academic year

- Retakes of modules as permitted by the Board of Examiners

- In exceptional circumstances, students who are required to re-take modules can do so on an 'assessment only' basis. This means that students do not attend timetabled teaching events but are required to take the assessments/examinations associated with the module(s). The 'assessment only' fee is half of the £ per credit point fee for each module.

Exceptionally, tuition fees may not be payable where a student has been granted a retake with approved extenuating circumstances.

For more information and for details about funding your study, please see our UK/EU Fees & Funding pages or our International funding and scholarship pages. [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studyatlincoln/undergraduatecourses/feesandfunding/] [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/international/feesandfunding/]

Additional Costs

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. Where there may be exceptions to this general rule, information will be displayed in a section titled Other Costs below.

Other Costs

Study abroad opportunities within the EU

Students on this course will have the opportunity to study at a partner institution within Europe as part of this course. Additional information, including costs relating to this opportunity, which is optional, can be found here:

http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/shortstudyopportunities/erasmusforstudents/


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.

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

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

EU and International students whose first language is not English will require English Language IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element, or equivalent http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements

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.

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.

Learn from Experts

Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may also be supported in their learning by other students.

Chris Hainstock and Jon Rowlands

Programme Leaders

Chris Hainstock and Jon Rowlands are joint programme leaders of BA (Hons) Media Production. Chris has more than 25 years' experience of UK broadcast and film and has worked for the BBC in Drama, Factual, Music, Science and Documentaries. Jon specialises in multi-camera studio production and is also a published writer, having previously worked in regional short film production.


Your Future Career

Media skills can prepare students to work in areas including advertising, public relations, marketing, education, events management and publishing. Our graduates have gone on to work in television and radio broadcasting, film-making, editing and post-production, photography, multi-media production, web design and research. They are employed at organisations including Sky, BBC, Channel 4, Shine, Endemol and Pinewood Studios, as well as at independent production companies and visual effects companies. Some have set up their own media companies.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise our graduates future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/.

Our graduates have gone on to work in television and radio broadcasting, filmmaking, visual effects, editing and post-production, photography, multi-media production, web design and research. They are employed at organisations including Sky, BBC, Channel 4, Shine, Endemol and Pinewood Studios, independent production companies and visual effects houses. Some have set up their own media businesses. Media skills can also prepare students to work in other areas, such as advertising, events management, education and publishing.

Careers Service

The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of our alumni we also offer one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.

This service can include one-to-one coaching, CV advice and interview preparation to help you maximise our graduates future opportunities.

The service works closely with local, national and international employers, acting as a gateway to the business world.

Visit our Careers Service pages for further information http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/studentsupport/careersservice/.


Facilities

Students can access facilities including two multi-camera television studios; three radio studios; a multi-track audio suite; a sound dubbing and foley theatre; video editing suites (featuring Avid Media Composer, Da Vinci Resolve and Adobe Premiere); audio editing suites (featuring ProTools, Ableton Live, Sibelius and Adobe Creative Cloud); digital-imaging, design and multi-media suites; a photography studio; and a high-end post-production/finishing suite (featuring Autodesk Flame).

Students also have access to Siren Radio (Lincoln's community radio station), Brayford Radio (our online student station) and the Media Archive for Central England (MACE).

There is a full range of portable equipment for filming and recording on location, as well as access to some media software for home use. All Media Production students currently have free access to Adobe Creative Cloud software for the duration of their studies via our media and design labs.


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.