BA (Hons) Media Production

BA (Hons) Media Production

Lincoln graduates have worked on blockbuster films including Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Spectre, and Ready Player One.

The Course

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.

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. Students are based in the Alfred Tennyson Building which houses our tow high definition television Studios, post production suites, recording studios, screening facilities, design and digital labs, and other creative spaces. The Media Archive for Central England (MACE) is also housed in the same building.

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 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 Course

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.

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. Students are based in the Alfred Tennyson Building which houses our tow high definition television Studios, post production suites, recording studios, screening facilities, design and digital labs, and other creative spaces. The Media Archive for Central England (MACE) is also housed in the same building.

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 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 programme begins with a focus on the generation of creative ideas across various platforms. It introduces media fundamentals and digital workflows. Students are able to practice 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. Your lecturers will be experienced specialists in their chosen field, from diverse research-based interests, to award winning industry professionals.

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.

Lincoln School of Film and Media 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.

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

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

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.

Introduction to Digital Media and Innovative Design (Core)
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Introduction to Digital Media and Innovative Design (Core)

This 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.

Introduction to Studio Production (Core)
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Introduction to Studio Production (Core)

This 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.

Media Fundamentals (Core)
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Media Fundamentals (Core)

This 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.

Principles of Design Thinking (Core)
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Principles of Design Thinking (Core)

Drawing from key debates within media theory, this module aims to support students’ critical, historical, and practical understanding of principles of design, visual communication, and aesthetics.

Students are introduced to the basic skills and competences necessary for the modules to follow in second term through three core themes of how, why, and for whom.

Students can begin to learn how to cultivate ideas and how to communicate a message to a given audience through the skilful use of imagery, typography, layout, and colour through a programme of lectures, seminars, workshops, and short, intensive assignments.

Storytelling, Narrative and Audience (Core)
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Storytelling, Narrative and Audience (Core)

This module introduces students to writing and storytelling for media production. Students can develop their creative writing techniques, informed by critical concepts of storytelling, in a variety of formats including short screenplay writing and factual storytelling.

Students can engage with critical concepts of audience, looking at mainstream and marginalised audiences and issues of representation. Students have the opportunity to develop and create a short film for a specified audience.

Critical Making (Option)
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Critical Making (Option)

This 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.

Cultivating Ideas (Core)
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Cultivating Ideas (Core)

This 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.

Digital Media Practice (Option)
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Digital Media Practice (Option)

This practice-based module builds upon the skills introduced in the first year and complements the advanced design skills developed in the second year module Innovative Design Practice. Students can continue to develop expertise in digital media production areas to a more advanced level via a series of short and intensive assignments that encourage exploratory and creative practice.

A series of short, intensive assignments encourage exploratory and creative practice fostering exploration and application of new and emerging tools and technology. Such tools are at the heart of the interconnected areas of film, animation, games, and VFX.

The module aims to provide a framework for students to critique and research evolving techniques and practices, linking academic disciplines with professional fields. The aim is to enable students to be smart, adaptable, self-facilitating media practitioners who can put their varied practice into the context of real-world parameters, and can then produce relevant and creative responses, with a holistic multi-platform/multifaceted mindset.

Faces and Voices: Identity in UK Radio and TV Drama (Option)
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Faces and Voices: Identity in UK Radio and TV Drama (Option)

Taking 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.

Independent Project (Option)
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Independent Project (Option)

Core 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.

Innovations in Television Studio Practice (Option)
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Innovations in Television Studio Practice (Option)

This module will introduce students to advanced studio practice, by providing a dynamic and creative environment for students to explore the innovative capacity of the studio space, whilst also drawing on key critical and theoretical concepts that help to expand their understanding and appreciation of what makes such innovative studio production tick. The module aims to challenge convention and find new ways of storytelling within the creative laboratory of the television studio.

Innovative Design Practice (Option)
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Innovative Design Practice (Option)

This practice-based module builds upon the skills introduced in earlier modules and allows students to continue to develop expertise in innovative design production areas to a more advanced level.

The module will provide a framework for students to critique and research evolving techniques and practices, linking academic disciplines with professional fields. The aim is for students to be smart, adaptable, self-facilitating media practitioners who can put their varied practices into the context of real-world parameters and who can then produce relevant and creative responses, with a holistic multiplatform/multifaceted mindset.

Media Study Period Abroad (Option)
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Media Study Period Abroad (Option)

The 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.

Sound Craft and Radio Studio Production (Option)
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Sound Craft and Radio Studio Production (Option)

This module offers students the opportunity to produce and present a live radio show and gain a professional industry credit. Students can work in small collaborative teams to pitch a programme commission for a nominated radio station/online radio platform. They will be expected to research and specialise in one programme-making role and can develop technical, creative, and production skills.

The module also allows students to develop a range of advanced skills to produce specialist, high-quality audio artefacts. Stories can be produced in audio drama, factual, and podcast formats, with high production values for an identified audience or platform. Students can work in small collaborative teams to develop ambitious and innovative ideas for a client commission and will be supported by experienced tutors and industry professionals to develop advanced skills in editing, recording, and audio production techniques.

Critical studies content will be delivered via linked seminars throughout the year, to ensure practice and theory are underpinning each other. This will include exploring issues of audience, diversity, law, and ethics.

Technical Workflows (Option)
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Technical Workflows (Option)

At 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.

Working in a Mainstream Context (Option)
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Working in a Mainstream Context (Option)

This module provides the opportunity to pitch and produce mainstream content using current industry practices and responding to the demands of contemporary television and radio audiences. This will involve pitching an idea for a regular radio programme, a production block of television shows, radio advertising campaign, or magazine programme. The aim is to give students a set of directly transferable skills they can employ in live television or radio studio production, covering the design of a format, through to delivery of broadcast ready content.

Collaborative Project (Core)
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Collaborative Project (Core)

Students 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.

Community Impact and Engagement (Core)
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Community Impact and Engagement (Core)

This 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 are introduced to the range of skills required when working with such an organisation. They can work directly with the community, with the support of a tutor, to identify a specific need or problem. Students are then expected to 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 can 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.

Graduation Project (Core)
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Graduation Project (Core)

This 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.

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

The 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.

Professional Practice (Core)
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Professional Practice (Core)

This 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 or self-directed brief. Students can 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 online pitches early in the term. These might be current projects or previously commissioned briefs.

† 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.

Methods of Assessment

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. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Methods of Assessment

The way students are assessed on this course may vary for each module. Examples of assessment methods that are used include coursework, such as written assignments, reports or dissertations; practical exams, such as presentations, performances or observations; and written exams, such as formal examinations or in-class tests. The weighting given to each assessment method may vary across each academic year. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Successful applicants should be able to evidence a high achievement in related creative media 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 film-making or 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 outputs from script to screen, sound and podcasts, design, digital, and emergent 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.

Student Work

View some examples of our student work - https://vimeo.com/lincolnmedia and http://bit.ly/lsfmportfolio

Specialist Facilities

Students on the course are based in the Alfred Tennyson Building, which provides a specialist production environment for media production. Alongside the Media Archive for Central England (MACE), it boasts an impressive range of 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 called The Parlour (featuring Autodesk Flame). Students are able to access a range of professional media equipment from our Media Loans department, enabling them to film and record on location

Find out more about the Media Archive for Central England (MACE) - www.macearchive.org

Students also have access to Siren Radio (Lincoln's community radio station) and Brayford Radio (our online student station).

Adobe Creative Cloud

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.

Graduate Successes

Some of our recent graduates have gone on to work for the BBC (Blue Peter, Planet Earth, Springwatch), Channel 4, ITV, commercial radio stations, national newspapers, web companies, creative agencies and SME’s. Recent success stories include Simon Dunn who 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. Mark Hills created the sound design for John Lewis and Channel Four idents and commercials in 2018; Charlotte Bateman has been a Production Secretary with companies such as Endemol; Emma Price has worked for the Royal Society of Chemistry as a Media Officer; and Jack Johnston has worked a post-production editor for Big Blue Live and Planet Earth II.

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 2019 when our students won three awards for camera, editing, and production design. For the last two years a selection of student and staff work has been showcased at Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York.

Study Abroad

In second year, students have the opportunity to take part in an exchange programme to the USA, as part of their broadcasting department. The fees for this exchange are included in the course, but travel, living, and accommodation costs are the responsibility of individual students.

A similar scheme has recently been launched with a university in the Netherlands (with EU funding to cover fees and some of the living costs) and students have the chance to take part in an extracurricular summer trip to China.

Field Trips

Where available students may be offered trips to festivals, exhibitions, and symposiums.

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.

Placements

Some courses offer students the opportunity to undertake placements. 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 (where available). 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

2020/21UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level* £15,900 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.

* UK/EU: 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.

** International: The fees quoted are for one year of study. For continuing students fees are subject to an increase of 2% each year and rounded to the nearest £100.

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.

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://bit.ly/uolerasmus

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 www.erasmusplus.org.uk/brexit-update.

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

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

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

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.
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Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.
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University preparation courses for International students:

The University of Lincoln International Study Centre offers university preparation courses for international students who do not meet the direct entry requirements for their chosen degree course. Upon successful completion, students can progress to degree level study at the University of Lincoln.

Please visit http://www.lincolnisc.com/ for more information.
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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
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The programme begins with a focus on the generation of creative ideas across various platforms. It introduces media fundamentals and digital workflows. Students are able to practice 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. Your lecturers will be experienced specialists in their chosen field, from diverse research-based interests, to award winning industry professionals.

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.

Lincoln School of Film and Media 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.

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

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

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.

Introduction to Digital Media and Innovative Design (Core)
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Introduction to Digital Media and Innovative Design (Core)

This 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.

Introduction to Studio Production (Core)
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Introduction to Studio Production (Core)

This 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.

Media Fundamentals (Core)
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Media Fundamentals (Core)

This 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.

Principles of Design Thinking (Core)
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Principles of Design Thinking (Core)

Drawing from key debates within media theory, this module aims to support students’ critical, historical, and practical understanding of principles of design, visual communication, and aesthetics. Students are introduced to the basic skills and competences necessary for the modules to follow in second term through three core themes of how, why, and for whom. Students can begin to learn how to cultivate ideas and how to communicate a message to a given audience through the skilful use of imagery, typography, layout, and colour through a programme of lectures, seminars, workshops, and short, intensive assignments.

Storytelling, Narrative and Audience (Core)
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Storytelling, Narrative and Audience (Core)

This module introduces students to writing and storytelling for media production. Students can develop their creative writing techniques, informed by critical concepts of storytelling, in a variety of formats including short screenplay writing and factual storytelling. Students can engage with critical concepts of audience, looking at mainstream and marginalised audiences and issues of representation. Students have the opportunity to develop and create a short film for a specified audience.

Critical Making (Option)
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Critical Making (Option)

This 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.

Cultivating Ideas (Core)
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Cultivating Ideas (Core)

This 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.

Digital Media Practice (Option)
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Digital Media Practice (Option)

This practice-based module builds upon the skills introduced in the first year and complements the advanced design skills developed in the second year module Innovative Design Practice. Students can continue to develop expertise in digital media production areas to a more advanced level via a series of short and intensive assignments that encourage exploratory and creative practice. A series of short, intensive assignments encourage exploratory and creative practice fostering exploration and application of new and emerging tools and technology. Such tools are at the heart of the interconnected areas of film, animation, games, and VFX. The module aims to provide a framework for students to critique and research evolving techniques and practices, linking academic disciplines with professional fields. The aim is to enable students to be smart, adaptable, self-facilitating media practitioners who can put their varied practice into the context of real-world parameters, and can then produce relevant and creative responses, with a holistic multi-platform/multifaceted mindset.

Faces and Voices: Identity in UK Radio and TV Drama (Option)
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Faces and Voices: Identity in UK Radio and TV Drama (Option)

Taking 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.

Independent Project (Option)
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Independent Project (Option)

Core 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.

Innovations in Television Studio Practice (Option)
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Innovations in Television Studio Practice (Option)

This module will introduce students to advanced studio practice, by providing a dynamic and creative environment for students to explore the innovative capacity of the studio space, whilst also drawing on key critical and theoretical concepts that help to expand their understanding and appreciation of what makes such innovative studio production tick. The module aims to challenge convention and find new ways of storytelling within the creative laboratory of the television studio.

Innovative Design Practice (Option)
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Innovative Design Practice (Option)

This practice-based module builds upon the skills introduced in earlier modules and allows students to continue to develop expertise in innovative design production areas to a more advanced level. The module will provide a framework for students to critique and research evolving techniques and practices, linking academic disciplines with professional fields. The aim is for students to be smart, adaptable, self-facilitating media practitioners who can put their varied practices into the context of real-world parameters and who can then produce relevant and creative responses, with a holistic multiplatform/multifaceted mindset.

Media Study Period Abroad (Option)
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Media Study Period Abroad (Option)

The 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.

Sound Craft and Radio Studio Production (Option)
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Sound Craft and Radio Studio Production (Option)

This module offers students the opportunity to produce and present a live radio show and gain a professional industry credit. Students can work in small collaborative teams to pitch a programme commission for a nominated radio station/online radio platform. They will be expected to research and specialise in one programme-making role and can develop technical, creative, and production skills. The module also allows students to develop a range of advanced skills to produce specialist, high-quality audio artefacts. Stories can be produced in audio drama, factual, and podcast formats, with high production values for an identified audience or platform. Students can work in small collaborative teams to develop ambitious and innovative ideas for a client commission and will be supported by experienced tutors and industry professionals to develop advanced skills in editing, recording, and audio production techniques. Critical studies content will be delivered via linked seminars throughout the year, to ensure practice and theory are underpinning each other. This will include exploring issues of audience, diversity, law, and ethics.

Technical Workflows (Option)
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Technical Workflows (Option)

At 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.

Working in a Mainstream Context (Option)
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Working in a Mainstream Context (Option)

This module provides the opportunity to pitch and produce mainstream content using current industry practices and responding to the demands of contemporary television and radio audiences. This will involve pitching an idea for a regular radio programme, a production block of television shows, radio advertising campaign, or magazine programme. The aim is to give students a set of directly transferable skills they can employ in live television or radio studio production, covering the design of a format, through to delivery of broadcast ready content.

Collaborative Project (Core)
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Collaborative Project (Core)

Students 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.

Community Impact and Engagement (Core)
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Community Impact and Engagement (Core)

This 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 are introduced to the range of skills required when working with such an organisation. They can work directly with the community, with the support of a tutor, to identify a specific need or problem. Students are then expected to 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 can 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.

Graduation Project (Core)
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Graduation Project (Core)

This 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.

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

The 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.

Professional Practice (Core)
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Professional Practice (Core)

This 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 or self-directed brief. Students can 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 online pitches early in the term. These might be current projects or previously commissioned briefs.

† 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.

Methods of Assessment

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. The University of Lincoln aims to ensure that staff return in-course assessments to students promptly.

Assessment Feedback

The University of Lincoln's policy on assessment feedback aims to ensure that academics will return in-course assessments to students promptly – usually within 15 working days after the submission date.

Successful applicants should be able to evidence a high achievement in related creative media 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 film-making or 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 outputs from script to screen, sound and podcasts, design, digital, and emergent 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.

Student Work

View some examples of our student work - https://vimeo.com/lincolnmedia and http://bit.ly/lsfmportfolio

Specialist Facilities

Students on the course are based in the Alfred Tennyson Building, which provides a specialist production environment for media production. Alongside the Media Archive for Central England (MACE), it boasts an impressive range of 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 called The Parlour (featuring Autodesk Flame). Students are able to access a range of professional media equipment from our Media Loans department, enabling them to film and record on location

Find out more about the Media Archive for Central England (MACE) - www.macearchive.org

Students also have access to Siren Radio (Lincoln's community radio station) and Brayford Radio (our online student station).

Adobe Creative Cloud

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.

Graduate Successes

Some of our recent graduates have gone on to work for the BBC (Blue Peter, Planet Earth, Springwatch), Channel 4, ITV, commercial radio stations, national newspapers, web companies, creative agencies and SME’s. Recent success stories include Simon Dunn who 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. Mark Hills created the sound design for John Lewis and Channel Four idents and commercials in 2018; Charlotte Bateman has been a Production Secretary with companies such as Endemol; Emma Price has worked for the Royal Society of Chemistry as a Media Officer; and Jack Johnston has worked a post-production editor for Big Blue Live and Planet Earth II.

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 2019 when our students won three awards for camera, editing, and production design. For the last two years a selection of student and staff work has been showcased at Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York.

Study Abroad

In second year, students have the opportunity to take part in an exchange programme to the USA, as part of their broadcasting department. The fees for this exchange are included in the course, but travel, living, and accommodation costs are the responsibility of individual students.

A similar scheme has recently been launched with a university in the Netherlands (with EU funding to cover fees and some of the living costs) and students have the chance to take part in an extracurricular summer trip to China.

Field Trips

Where available students may be offered trips to festivals, exhibitions, and symposiums.

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.

Placements

Some courses offer students the opportunity to undertake placements. 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 (where available). 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

2020/21UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level* £15,900 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.

* UK/EU: 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.

** International: The fees quoted are for one year of study. For continuing students fees are subject to an increase of 2% each year and rounded to the nearest £100.

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.

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://bit.ly/uolerasmus

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 www.erasmusplus.org.uk/brexit-update.

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

Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points

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

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.
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Non UK Qualifications:

If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit our country pages https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/st.../entryrequirementsandyourcountry/ for information on equivalent qualifications.

EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. For information regarding other English language qualifications we accept, please visit the English Requirements page https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/st...ort/englishlanguagerequirements/.

If you do not meet the above IELTS requirements, you may be able to take part in one of our Pre-sessional English and Academic Study Skills courses.
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University preparation courses for International students:

The University of Lincoln International Study Centre offers university preparation courses for international students who do not meet the direct entry requirements for their chosen degree course. Upon successful completion, students can progress to degree level study at the University of Lincoln.

Please visit http://www.lincolnisc.com/ for more information.
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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
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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

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.

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, 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.

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.