26th July 2004

 

MASTERING THE ART OF THE DOCUMENTARY

 

The University of Lincoln is taking steps to encourage the next generation of documentary filmmakers.

 

A Masters in Documentary and Factual Programme Production will be established within the Faculty of Media and Humanities this September.

 

The new MA will give students the opportunity to explore the making of documentary and factual programmes for radio, television and new media.

 

As well as studying the media industry students will get to complete a series of practical projects where they will make their own factual programmes.

 

The course will be taught by Professor Brian Winston, Dean of the Faculty of Media and Humanities, and Dr Ann Gray, Reader in Media and Cultural Studies.

 

Visiting Professor John Howkins, author of ‘The Creative Economy’, will also contribute to the programme.

 

“We hope that this course will encourage students to set up their own businesses in Sparkhouse Studios, the university’s media incubator centre,” said Professor Winston.

 

For more information about the course contact Professor Winston on 01522 886871 or email bwinston@lincoln.ac.uk

 

 

For more information contact:

Lindsey Bird, Assistant Press Officer

01522 886625                                  lbird@lincoln.ac.uk

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