BA (Hons)
Media Production

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3 Years

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Brayford Pool



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Course Overview

Media Production at Lincoln is focused on the creative foundations and technical skills needed to thrive as a professional in a rapidly changing media landscape.

The course is designed to empower our students to become imaginative, creative, and culturally aware twenty-first century media practitioners with a thorough understanding of the creative industries and with the intellectual ability to analyse and challenge media conventions.

Lincoln's industry-focused course offers students a comprehensive experience across the many platforms of today's creative sector. This includes TV and screen, design and new emergent media, radio, and sound. Students can find their creative voice and develop a 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. Practical and theoretical aspects of the subject are woven together to inform understanding of media production. Practice modules explore technique and craft in a multitude of areas. These include film production, digital media and innovative design, sound, multi-camera studio production, 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.

Why Choose Lincoln

Lincoln graduates have gone on to work on blockbuster films and TV shows

Access to specialist, industry-standard facilities

Get involved with real-world projects outside of the course

Opportunities to take part in overseas exchange programmes

Gain experience at Siren Radio, based on campus

Learn from staff with industry experience

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How You Study

The programme begins with a focus on the generation of creative ideas across various platforms. It introduces media fundamentals and creative workflows. Students are able to practise these skills by creating their own content and can go on to specialise in the media that most suits their personal interests and career aspirations.

The course is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the exciting media landscape and allow you to curate your career as a multi-skilled creative media practitioner. In your first year, you can work and collaborate across a range of production areas such as film, video, audio, design, digital skills, and storytelling through scripts to enable you to gain a broad experience and to help you find your voice.

In your second year, you can start to study topics of personal interests through a range of optional modules. By year three, you'll be shaping and polishing these skills with some substantial project-based modules designed to put your abilities into a professional working context.

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.

We are constantly evolving our Media Production programme to take into account the latest developments in the creative economy, technology, and creative thinking. Lecturers include experienced specialists in their chosen fields, from those with diverse research-based interests and expertise, to award-winning industry professionals.

Lincoln School of Film, Media and Journalism has a range of online resources and discussion groups where students can share ideas and network. A rolling programme of visiting lectures from industry professionals and creative academics enhances the core curriculum.

Students are encouraged to watch and listen to a range of broadcast outputs on terrestrial television and other online providers to ensure they are fluent in a range of genres and media.


† 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.

Introduction to Digital Media and Innovative Design 2024-25MED1272MLevel 42024-25This practice-based module aims to develop introductory levels of expertise in digital media production and innovative design practices via a series of short and intensive assignments that encourage exploratory and creative practice. The module is designed to provide a platform for students to work with techniques and processes that will meet a brief and also establish transferable skills that can be utilised across all media pathways. This module will form a basis for continued study and exploration in the second year, by defining the practice pathway and establishing a studio-based, collaborative philosophy to support creative problem-solving and professional practice.CoreIntroduction to Studio Production 2024-25MED1273MLevel 42024-25This module introduces students to the conventions of the broadcast media world, specifically live television and radio production, before looking at ways to extend and augment these long-standing platforms with new and emerging media outputs, such as visual radio, online/mobile content, and podcasting. The module aims to foster a creative approach to content creation, exploring a wide range of ways to communicate information to an audience. The topic driven nature of this module also allows for exploration of representation and identity within the themes.CoreMedia Fundamentals 2024-25MED1274MLevel 42024-25This module introduces students to fundamental critical, reflective, and practical skills required to adapt to both studying at university and to thrive on the programme. The module will provide a framework for students to research, produce, and critique and reflect on more complex written and practical work in future modules.CoreProduction Fundamentals 2024-25MED1275MLevel 42024-25Students are introduced to the basic skills and competences necessary for studying and working as media practitioners moving forward. The module will cover the fundamental practical skills across a variety of tools, outputs and workflows, delivered alongside contextual framing in reference to contemporary practice. Students can begin to learn how to cultivate ideas and how to communicate a message to a given audience through a variety of production methods.CoreStorytelling, Narrative and Audience 2024-25MED1276MLevel 42024-25This module introduces students to storytelling for media productions. Students can develop their creative conceptualisation techniques, informed by critical concepts of storytelling, in a variety of formats. Students can engage with critical concepts of audience, looking at mainstream and marginalised audiences and issues of representation. Students will plan, develop, create and evaluate original media outputs for a specified audience.CoreCultivating Ideas 2025-26MED2275MLevel 52025-26This module focuses on research methods that enable the development of ideas both for third year Collaborative Project, Graduation Project, and the Media Independent Study. This includes how to manage research projects, and how to design, outline, and communicate coherent and detailed research proposals.CoreAudio Storytelling 2025-26MED2292MLevel 52025-26OptionalCritical Making 2025-26MED2274MLevel 52025-26This module aims to bridge the divide between theory and practice by positioning research-informed media production as a mode of critical inquiry. Students will be encouraged to engage with contemporary issues in society, orienting their critical and creative practice around a shared theme, event, or provocation. Students will be encouraged to work collaboratively across a range of media, with the direction of their research and practice emerging in response to these themes. Students can reflect on their experiences and shared knowledge of contemporary media, providing an opportunity to situate relevant scholarly debates in the development and conceptualisation of their media-art projects.OptionalDelivering a Mainstream Project 2025-26MED2287MLevel 52025-26OptionalDeveloping a Mainstream Project 2025-26MED2286MLevel 52025-26OptionalDigital Media Project 2025-26 MED2291MLevel 52025-26OptionalDigital Media Skills 2025-26MED2290MLevel 52025-26OptionalFaces and Voices: Identity in UK Radio and TV Drama 2025-26MED2277MLevel 52025-26Taking the genre of drama, this module focuses on not only what is represented on the screen, regarding class, gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity and the politics of location, but also on authorship, agency, and creativity as identity in the changing production environment. Additionally, the module investigates how the formats, spaces, and places of drama in an increasingly curatorial viewing ecology offer opportunities for new forms of work as well as re-versioned and established material.OptionalIndependent Project 2025-26MED2278MLevel 52025-26Core attributes in an effective media production professional are adaptability, autonomy, and knowledge sharing. This module encourages the development and application of core personal project management skills and allows students to explore a suitable media production process or tool. At the same time as demonstrating newly acquired knowledge in their chosen field, students can share their experience and knowledge with the wider media community via some form of public-facing dissemination or output.OptionalInnovations in Television Studio 2 2025-26MED2289MLevel 52025-26OptionalInnovations in the Television Studio 1 2025-26MED2288MLevel 52025-26OptionalInnovative Design Project 2025-26MED2285MLevel 52025-26OptionalInnovative Design Skills 2025-26MED2284MLevel 52025-26OptionalMedia Study Period Abroad 2025-26MED2016MLevel 52025-26The Minnesota State University Moorhead USA Exchange Programme is an optional module. As part of the three-year course, some students may study for the duration of the first term of the second year at Minnesota State University, Moorhead, USA. During the term abroad, students share classes and modules with local students. Not only can students live and socialise in another culture, providing opportunities to study their respective countries, they may also have an opportunity to examine US media industry practice through optional internships for exchange students. The Moorhead-Fargo twin cities may also offer practical opportunities for students to engage with USA production companies including NBC, Fox, ABC, CBS, and Prairie Public TV, all of whom have local bases.OptionalRadio Production 2025-26MED2293MLevel 52025-26OptionalTechnical Workflows 2025-26MED2281MLevel 52025-26At the heart of all high-end media content creation, experimentation and problem-solving is a technical pipeline or workflow. This module aims to develop students' understanding of technical workflows that will underpin content creation from this point onward. This module allows students to experience, test, and experiment with various technical pipelines and methodologies to build a tool kit that they can utilise, develop, and expand upon throughout the rest of their degree work and beyond into their professional careers.OptionalCollaborative Project 2026-27MED3289MLevel 62026-27Students can collaborate on a group project, building on proposals written in the earlier module Cultivating Ideas. The idea will be developed and executed with the support of a tutor. Students will be encouraged to work in interdisciplinary teams from both pathways of the degree, sharing their experience and expertise in order to create innovative media artefacts. For example, digital media students might work on the titles, credits, and associated materials on a TV studio production; design students might create publicity materials for a podcast.CoreCommunity Impact and Engagement 2026-27MED3290MLevel 62026-27This module offers students the opportunity to use their skills to help a public, private or school community to solve a problem, fulfil a need or create educational materials. Students will be introduced to the range of skills required when working with such an organisation. They will work directly with the community, with the support of a tutor, to identify a specific need or problem. Students will then use their skills to propose a creative project or educational materials as a solution, while also ensuring that they comply with the laws and regulations governing the community. They will then mentor the community as it creates the project or materials. Students will be encouraged to work collaboratively and to produce media for contemporary platforms.CoreGraduation Project 2026-27MED3291MLevel 62026-27This module is the culmination of the practice element of the undergraduate programme and aims to prepare students for working in the media industries. Building on one of the proposals developed in the second year module Cultivating Ideas, students can create a portfolio of work or a single project with the aim of showcasing their knowledge, skills, and professionalism to future employers, clients, or agencies. Students are expected to identify their own strengths, research target employers, clients or agencies, and produce audience-specific work, for example a showreel or website. They may work collaboratively or individually.CoreMedia Independent Study 2026-27MED3292MLevel 62026-27The Media Independent Study dissertation is the culmination of students' undergraduate investigation into the structures and debates surrounding cultural production and takes the form of an extended essay, with a poster/online visual representation, to be presented to an audience, which summarises the study’s key debates and argument.CoreProfessional Practice 2026-27MED3293MLevel 62026-27This module supports students with development of professional practice skills, including time management, negotiation, appropriate address, and application of creative skills in a real-world context, as they work to a client brief. Students will use their specialist creative skills to work to a specific time-limited brief. A range of commissions will be offered to students in a round of pitches early in the semester. These might be current projects or previously commissioned briefs. LSFM’s creative business, New Media Lincs, and tutors will support this process.Core

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. In addition to the information provided on this course page, our What You Need to Know page offers explanations on key topics including programme validation/revalidation, additional costs, contact hours, and our return to face-to-face teaching.

How you are assessed

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include submitting film projects or digital media artefacts, coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations. Normally there are no formal timed examinations, though live assessments are sometimes conducted. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year.

Specialist Facilities

Students on this course have access to specialist facilities, professional-standard equipment and creative spaces to develop their skills in preparation for their future career. 

Exchange Programme

There is currently an opportunity to take part in exchange programmes with partner institutions, including in the USA. Please note that students are responsible for their travel, accommodation, and general living costs while undertaking study abroad. Places are allocated on a competitive basis.

Collaborative Working

This course has a significant emphasis on collaboration and creative entrepreneurship, helping you to shape your own path as a media producer. There are opportunities, through the Lincoln School of Film, Media and Journalism Academy and our social enterprise New Media Lincs, to get involved with real-world projects outside of the course. This could range from collaborations within the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, international institutions, the bi-annual Frequency Festival, our annual showcase, joining our co_LAB innovation group, or working on paid professional commissions.


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 and for the last two years a selection of student and staff work has been showcased at Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York.

What Can I Do with a Media Production Degree?

Our graduates have gone on to work in television and radio broadcasting, advertising and social media, filmmaking, visual effects, editing and post-production, photography, multi-media production, web design, and research. Projects have involved James Bond and Jason Bourne films, as well as BAFTA award-winning TV programmes such as Wolf Hall, Blue Peter, Gogglebox, and Blue Planet II. Media skills can prepare students to work in other areas, such as advertising, public relations, marketing, education, events management, and online publishing.

Graduates from the course live across the the globe from the Antarctic to the US to the Pacific Islands, working in television and radio broadcasting, filmmaking, editing, photography, multi-media production, web-design and research. Organisations our graduates are employed at include Sky, BBC News 24, Channel 4, Pinewood Studios, Microsoft, and Talkback. Some have set up their own companies with the support of the University’s business incubation centre Sparkhouse. Others, such as TomSka and Jack Howard, are popular on YouTube.

Many of our graduates keep in touch with us and take part in an annual alumni event where current students can meet with, and get advice from, past students. Some also publish blogs, articles, and come in to lecture or teach on modules.

Entry Requirements 2024-25

United Kingdom

104 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels.

International Baccalaureate: Pass Diploma from a minimum of 2 Higher Level subjects.

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit or equivalent

T Level: Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 104 UCAS Tariff points.

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

The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and do accept a combination of qualifications which may include A Levels, BTECs, EPQ etc.

We will 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.


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 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

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:

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

Contextual Offers

At Lincoln, we recognise that not everybody has had the same advice and support to help them get to higher education. Contextual offers are one of the ways we remove the barriers to higher education, ensuring that we have fair access for all students regardless of background and personal experiences. For more information, including eligibility criteria, visit our Offer Guide pages.

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. To help support students from outside of the UK, we are also delighted to offer a number of international scholarships which range from £1,000 up to the value of 50% of tuition fees. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Course -Specific Additional 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:

The University of Lincoln is committed to continued participation in the Erasmus+ programme, however, participation in future years is dependent on the nature of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union. More information can be found at

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.

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