Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

W600

Course Code

CLMCLMUB

Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

W600

Course Code

CLMCLMUB

BA (Hons) Photography BA (Hons) Photography

Lincoln graduates have gone on to work with a range of clients including Adidas, Burberry, CocaCola, Diesel, and Sony Music.

Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

W600

Course Code

CLMCLMUB

Key Information

Full-time

3 years

Typical Offer

BBC (112 UCAS Tariff Points from a minimum of 3 A levels)

Campus

Brayford Pool

Validation Status

Validated

Fees

View

UCAS Code

W600

Course Code

CLMCLMUB

Graeme Oxby - Programme Leader

Graeme Oxby - Programme Leader

Documentary and portrait photographer Graeme Oxby concentrates on aspects of class politics, entertainment, and religion in the UK and abroad. Graeme has been a creative professional since the late 1980s based in London, Dublin, and Manchester, making music videos and commercials as well as TV and film commissions. He also travelled widely on assignments from Angola and Mozambique to the former Soviet Union, The Far East, North and Central America returning to his photography practice five years later. He was Artistic Director of The Hull International Photography Festival in 2015 and was commissioned by Hull City of Culture 2017 to deliver the Hull Beermat Photography Festival with winners chosen by Martin Parr. Graeme has been regularly published in national and international publications including Stern, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Vice, Huck Magazine, Metro, BBC, and The Times Literary Supplement.

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Welcome to BA (Hons) Photography

For aspiring photographers and moving image makers, Lincoln’s Photography degree offers an artistic learning environment that values creative expression and embodiment of the visual form through discovery, engagement, and extended practice within a contemporary context.

Photography at Lincoln offers the opportunity to gain extensive experience working with professional-standard facilities and equipment, to showcase work at competitions, film festivals, and public exhibitions, and to build a dynamic portfolio of work.

Students are encouraged to experiment with and explore a variety of lens-based techniques, from the use of traditional film cameras to innovative digital technologies. This approach aims to enable students to develop a specialism and to cultivate a creative and distinctive final portfolio to help launch their artistic career.

Welcome to BA (Hons) Photography

For aspiring photographers, Lincoln’s Photography degree offers an artistic learning environment that values creative expression and embodiment of the visual form through discovery, engagement, and extended practice within a contemporary context.

Photography at Lincoln offers the opportunity to gain extensive experience working with professional-standard facilities and equipment, to showcase work at competitions and public exhibitions, and to build a dynamic portfolio of work.

Students are encouraged to experiment with and explore a variety of lens-based techniques, from the use of traditional film cameras to innovative digital technologies. This approach aims to enable students to develop a specialism and to cultivate a creative and distinctive final portfolio to help launch their career within the creative industries.

How You Study

Throughout their studies, students can learn from academics who are experienced practitioners with active links to industry.

The first year offers an introduction to methods of producing and distributing photography, as well as a critical understanding of lens-based media and technologies within contemporary contexts. During the second year, students can develop and refine their approach selecting assignments that reflect their interests. In the final year students are expected to produce a major body of work in their chosen area, demonstrating a thorough understanding of the medium, and produce a final exhibition of work.

In each year, modules cover methods and materials, critical theory, and professional practice. Modules can include Contemporary Photographic Practices; Dynamic Visual Forms; Becoming an Effective Researcher; Extended Practice; and Critical Research Project.

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. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

How You Study

Photography at Lincoln is taught by award-winning industry practitioners and research-active academics. Programme Leader Graeme Oxby was Format Photography Festival Photo Show 2019 award winner and an exhibitor at the Indian Photo Festival presented by National Geographic 2019. Tom Martin was Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize finalist in 2011 and In Conflict - Visible White Photo Prize finalist in 2017. Dr Conohar Scott was Winner of 'Europa', European Photoawards in 2019 and recipient of the Leverhulme Artists in Residency (AIR) Award, 2014/15.

Students also learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research.

In each year, modules cover methods and materials, critical theory, and professional practice. Modules can include Contemporary Photographic Practices; Dynamic Visual Forms; Becoming an Effective Researcher; Extended Practice; and Critical Research Project.

The first year offers an introduction to methods of producing and distributing photography, as well as a critical understanding of lens-based media and technologies within contemporary contexts. During the second year, students can develop and refine their approach selecting assignments that reflect their interests. In the final year, students are expected to produce a major body of work in their chosen area, demonstrating a thorough understanding of the medium, and produce a final exhibition of work.

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. To help you choose the course that’s right for you, we aim to bring to your attention all the important information you may need. Our What You Need to Know page offers detailed information on key areas including contact hours, assessment, optional modules, and additional costs.

Find out More

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

Photography’s role and impact on the 21st century has made it a highly accessible and versatile creative medium. This module engages with contemporary photography practices and discussions around recurring and relevant subjects such as: portraiture, street photography, landscape and non-linear narratives and asks you to think about the diversity of the medium within an art and design context, across varied traditional and contemporary themes and through varied materials such as analogue and digital, as well as new and developing forms of visual representation.

Module Overview

Central to the study of contemporary visual culture is an attempt to question the crucial role of images and visual media in framing ways of “looking” and “seeing” in our society. Such an approach seeks to interrogate photographic practices and modes of representation, examining what is made visible, who sees what, and how seeing, knowing, and power are interrelated. To this end, this module aims to introduce students to the key concepts, figures, and histories of lens-media, exploring critical issues in photography, moving image, art, and design. The module aims to explore various theories of image interpretation, visual semiotics, modes of practice, and cultural analysis which underpin the critical reading and evaluation of images. The module also addresses personal and professional development as an ongoing element of critical reflection.

Module Overview

Photography is continually evolving. This module explores photography beyond the traditional still image; investigating established moving, the abundant digital, and emerging hypermedia environments. Dynamic visual forms are progressive, kinetic and immersive; they explore duration, methods of creation and sites of consumption. The module centres on a series of short creative assignments, which is designed to enable you to create self-directed responses. Embedded in this process are lectures, workshops and seminars, wherein a range of technical processes and theoretical concepts can be learned and then applied.

Module Overview

Methods of Practice functions as an intensive series of practice-based workshops and hands on experience designed to provide you with the necessary technical skills and knowledge for the first year of study. It aims to help you to gain confidence, skill, and independence in multiple areas of photography and lens-based practice.

Module Overview

This module runs alongside Contemporary Photography Practices, Dynamic Visual Forms and Contemporary Visual Forms 'Ways of Seeing' by complementing practice and theory through a series of explorations into the communication, dissemination, presentation, and consumption of contemporary lens based practice and research. Working collaboratively with other students, you have the opportunity to produce and participate in a Pecha Kucha, creating an online platform for your practice and create and produce a group exhibition at the end of the year, based on the outcomes you have produced in the practice modules. You have the opportunity to work both collaboratively and independently led by a teaching team of highly specialised practitioners and researchers.

Module Overview

In becoming an effective practitioner you will be expected to bridge the gap between directed practical modules and a self-directed practice. In this module students can support one another through group workshops and thematic lectures, developing a course community. You may learn to work more independently, generate ideas, plan and manage self-directed projects, while linking to guided themes. Producing work that experiments with and makes use of methods and materials while relating to contemporary photographic practice and audience. Through an online and/or physical exhibition, you can develop curation skills, supporting your progress in the third year of the programme.

Module Overview

The Becoming an Effective Researcher module is designed to prepare you for the Critical Research Project in the final year of study. Lectures on this module are intended to provide you with the research study skills, and the confidence required, in order to undertake an extended independent research project. The bulk of teaching on the module is delivered on a one-to-one basis as you meet with your seminar tutor regularly in order to discuss the research you are developing in your sketchbook. The Becoming an Effective Researcher module culminates in the completion of a Critical Research Project proposal and literature review, which forms the basis of your critical studies in the final year. The aim of the module is to help you to appreciate how research and critical thinking on a given topic can add value to your own practice as a visual practitioner.

Module Overview

The Critical Practices module is rooted in the desire to foster amongst an awareness of the need to read and understand photographs using aspects of critical theory, aesthetics, and art history. A different theme is addressed in lectures each week, within the lecture & seminar format. Introductory in content common ideas addressed in the module might include: feminism and female objectification; the internet and social media; philosophical notions of beauty and form; ethics and the documentary image; the conceptual art revolution; and emerging aspects of contemporary artistic practice such as post-photography.

Module Overview

The Emergent Photography Practices module aims to develop students’ conceptual awareness and understanding of the value and use of photography today and the future making and consumption of the medium. The module aims to provide you with the opportunity to immerse yourself within the dynamic and creative medium of photography, one that is in a constant state of flux and fluidity and find your artistic voice through critically informed work that addresses emergent practices and debates in photography. You can produce work that reconsiders established photographic contexts in subject areas like; City, Landscape, Document, Narrative, Object, Fashion, Portrait, and Social Media, with a series of short projects that negotiates new and evolving practices, before settling on a chosen theme and genre and over the second period of the term in which to develop and produce a self-initiated body of work through independent practice and research.

Module Overview

This module aims to provide-practice based and hands on experience in support of practice modules to an advanced level. Students can explore advanced modes of practice in the form of master-classes such as screen-printing techniques, art photography projection, art installation techniques, advanced traditional and digital moving image techniques and technologies that are associated with dynamic, innovative and original production of practice based work.

Module Overview

In this innovative and dynamic module the Student as Producer principles are at the core of the collaborative process between students’ and teaching team. Through the development and refinement of students’ practice and research engagement and based on the practice and research produced in parallel modules, students together with the teaching team design, produce and participate in a two day themed symposium and accompanying online exhibition at the end of the second year of study. The Symposium is a dialogue for discussion around the diverse medium of photography, its conceptuality and application, methods of communication, converging and diverging notions of dissemination and presentation, and the future of the medium itself.

Module Overview

This module provides an opportunity for students to identify and independently research a topic of their own choice, over the duration of 20 weeks. Through a process of self-directed study, students will be required to produce a formally written academic text, which extends to a total of 8000 words. Drawing upon the skills of academic writing and contextual knowledge developed on the previous module Becoming an Effective Researcher, the Critical Research Project represents a rigorous analysis of their chosen research topic. The opportunity to study a distinct area of cultural production at length provides students with the opportunity to situate their practice, and/or predominant interests, into a critically established framework.

Module Overview

This module provides students with the opportunity to consolidate their major body of work as initiated and developed in the previous module Major Project: Proposal and Development. The module is designed to expand and increase students' understanding of a preferred area of Photography/Lens Based Media and enable the realisation of a high level of critical and creative practice.

Module Overview

This module offers students the opportunity to work independently, critically and professionally. Students are expected to identify, self-initiate, produce informed research, and launch a major body of work of an original concept in a chosen area of Photography. Assessed via individual presentation and exhibition, this module provides students with a ‘test-bed’ in which to explore, develop, and produce a creative and critical lens-based media body of work in which to continue and consolidate in the module; Extended Practice.

Module Overview

Situated Professional Practice is designed as an exciting and dynamic module that aims to prepare you for skilled working practice, research, and employability, the production and participation in a professional group exhibition, online platform, and publication.

† 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.

An Introduction to Your Modules

Module Overview

Photography’s role and impact on the 21st century has made it a highly accessible and versatile creative medium. This module engages with contemporary photography practices and discussions around recurring and relevant subjects such as: portraiture, street photography, landscape and non-linear narratives and asks you to think about the diversity of the medium within an art and design context, across varied traditional and contemporary themes and through varied materials such as analogue and digital, as well as new and developing forms of visual representation.

Module Overview

Central to the study of contemporary visual culture is an attempt to question the crucial role of images and visual media in framing ways of “looking” and “seeing” in our society. Such an approach seeks to interrogate photographic practices and modes of representation, examining what is made visible, who sees what, and how seeing, knowing, and power are interrelated. To this end, this module aims to introduce students to the key concepts, figures, and histories of lens-media, exploring critical issues in photography, moving image, art, and design. The module aims to explore various theories of image interpretation, visual semiotics, modes of practice, and cultural analysis which underpin the critical reading and evaluation of images. The module also addresses personal and professional development as an ongoing element of critical reflection.

Module Overview

Photography is continually evolving. This module explores photography beyond the traditional still image; investigating established moving, the abundant digital, and emerging hypermedia environments. Dynamic visual forms are progressive, kinetic and immersive; they explore duration, methods of creation and sites of consumption. The module centres on a series of short creative assignments, which is designed to enable you to create self-directed responses. Embedded in this process are lectures, workshops and seminars, wherein a range of technical processes and theoretical concepts can be learned and then applied.

Module Overview

Methods of Practice functions as an intensive series of practice-based workshops and hands on experience designed to provide you with the necessary technical skills and knowledge for the first year of study. It aims to help you to gain confidence, skill, and independence in multiple areas of photography and lens-based practice.

Module Overview

This module runs alongside Contemporary Photography Practices, Dynamic Visual Forms and Contemporary Visual Forms 'Ways of Seeing' by complementing practice and theory through a series of explorations into the communication, dissemination, presentation, and consumption of contemporary lens based practice and research. Working collaboratively with other students, you have the opportunity to produce and participate in a Pecha Kucha, creating an online platform for your practice and create and produce a group exhibition at the end of the year, based on the outcomes you have produced in the practice modules. You have the opportunity to work both collaboratively and independently led by a teaching team of highly specialised practitioners and researchers.

Module Overview

In becoming an effective practitioner you will be expected to bridge the gap between directed practical modules and a self-directed practice. In this module students can support one another through group workshops and thematic lectures, developing a course community. You may learn to work more independently, generate ideas, plan and manage self-directed projects, while linking to guided themes. Producing work that experiments with and makes use of methods and materials while relating to contemporary photographic practice and audience. Through an online and/or physical exhibition, you can develop curation skills, supporting your progress in the third year of the programme.

Module Overview

The Becoming an Effective Researcher module is designed to prepare you for the Critical Research Project in the final year of study. Lectures on this module are intended to provide you with the research study skills, and the confidence required, in order to undertake an extended independent research project. The bulk of teaching on the module is delivered on a one-to-one basis as you meet with your seminar tutor regularly in order to discuss the research you are developing in your sketchbook. The Becoming an Effective Researcher module culminates in the completion of a Critical Research Project proposal and literature review, which forms the basis of your critical studies in the final year. The aim of the module is to help you to appreciate how research and critical thinking on a given topic can add value to your own practice as a visual practitioner.

Module Overview

The Critical Practices module is rooted in the desire to foster amongst an awareness of the need to read and understand photographs using aspects of critical theory, aesthetics, and art history. A different theme is addressed in lectures each week, within the lecture & seminar format. Introductory in content common ideas addressed in the module might include: feminism and female objectification; the internet and social media; philosophical notions of beauty and form; ethics and the documentary image; the conceptual art revolution; and emerging aspects of contemporary artistic practice such as post-photography.

Module Overview

The Emergent Photography Practices module aims to develop students’ conceptual awareness and understanding of the value and use of photography today and the future making and consumption of the medium. The module aims to provide you with the opportunity to immerse yourself within the dynamic and creative medium of photography, one that is in a constant state of flux and fluidity and find your artistic voice through critically informed work that addresses emergent practices and debates in photography. You can produce work that reconsiders established photographic contexts in subject areas like; City, Landscape, Document, Narrative, Object, Fashion, Portrait, and Social Media, with a series of short projects that negotiates new and evolving practices, before settling on a chosen theme and genre and over the second period of the term in which to develop and produce a self-initiated body of work through independent practice and research.

Module Overview

This module aims to provide-practice based and hands on experience in support of practice modules to an advanced level. Students can explore advanced modes of practice in the form of master-classes such as screen-printing techniques, art photography projection, art installation techniques, advanced traditional and digital moving image techniques and technologies that are associated with dynamic, innovative and original production of practice based work.

Module Overview

In this innovative and dynamic module the Student as Producer principles are at the core of the collaborative process between students’ and teaching team. Through the development and refinement of students’ practice and research engagement and based on the practice and research produced in parallel modules, students together with the teaching team design, produce and participate in a two day themed symposium and accompanying online exhibition at the end of the second year of study. The Symposium is a dialogue for discussion around the diverse medium of photography, its conceptuality and application, methods of communication, converging and diverging notions of dissemination and presentation, and the future of the medium itself.

Module Overview

This module provides an opportunity for students to identify and independently research a topic of their own choice, over the duration of 20 weeks. Through a process of self-directed study, students will be required to produce a formally written academic text, which extends to a total of 8000 words. Drawing upon the skills of academic writing and contextual knowledge developed on the previous module Becoming an Effective Researcher, the Critical Research Project represents a rigorous analysis of their chosen research topic. The opportunity to study a distinct area of cultural production at length provides students with the opportunity to situate their practice, and/or predominant interests, into a critically established framework.

Module Overview

This module provides students with the opportunity to consolidate their major body of work as initiated and developed in the previous module Major Project: Proposal and Development. The module is designed to expand and increase students' understanding of a preferred area of Photography/Lens Based Media and enable the realisation of a high level of critical and creative practice.

Module Overview

This module offers students the opportunity to work independently, critically and professionally. Students are expected to identify, self-initiate, produce informed research, and launch a major body of work of an original concept in a chosen area of Photography. Assessed via individual presentation and exhibition, this module provides students with a ‘test-bed’ in which to explore, develop, and produce a creative and critical lens-based media body of work in which to continue and consolidate in the module; Extended Practice.

Module Overview

Situated Professional Practice is designed as an exciting and dynamic module that aims to prepare you for skilled working practice, research, and employability, the production and participation in a professional group exhibition, online platform, and publication.

† 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.

How you are assessed

Assessment is 100% coursework. The programme is assessed on the basis of course work which comprises project work and written submissions, and consists of both formative and summative assessment.

Formative feedback guides students on the process of work and takes the form of group and individual discussion. Tutor feedback provides students with guidance on their performance during each module.

Summative assessment occurs at the end of each module. Student work is assessed against clearly defined criteria and learning outcomes. A summative mark is awarded based upon evidence that all criteria have been complied with and all aims and learning outcomes for the assignment have been achieved.

The University of Lincoln’s policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.

Assessment is 100% coursework. The programme is assessed on the basis of coursework which comprises project work and written submissions, and consists of both formative and summative assessment.

Formative feedback guides students on the process of work and takes the form of group and individual discussion. Tutor feedback provides students with guidance on their performance during each module.

Summative assessment occurs at the end of each module. Student work is assessed against clearly defined criteria and learning outcomes. A summative mark is awarded based upon evidence that all criteria have been complied with and all aims and learning outcomes for the assignment have been achieved.

The University of Lincoln’s policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.

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. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

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. The University of Lincoln offers a variety of merit-based and subject-specific bursaries and scholarships. For full details and information about eligibility, visit our scholarships and bursaries pages.

Entry Requirements 2020-21

United Kingdom

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.

International

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.

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:
https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/afyafyub/

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

Entry Requirements 2021-22

United Kingdom

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.

International

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.

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:

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/course/afyafyub/

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

Teaching and Learning During Covid-19

At Lincoln, Covid-19 has encouraged us to review our practices and, as a result, to take the opportunity to find new ways to enhance the student experience. We have made changes to our teaching and learning approach and to our campus, to ensure that students and staff can enjoy a safe and positive learning experience. We will continue to follow Government guidance and work closely with the local Public Health experts as the situation progresses, and adapt our teaching and learning accordingly to keep our campus as safe as possible.

Interviews

2021 Entry

For 2021 entry applicants for this course will be required to undertake an interview before an offer of study is made.

2020 Entry

For 2020 entry successful applicants will be invited to a portfolio review, where they will have the opportunity to go through their portfolio with a member of the academic team.

Applicants should aim to bring approximately 15 to 20 pieces of work. This portfolio can contain photographic prints as well as screen-based work (i.e. moving image/experimental). The work does not need to be mounted, if it already is then that’s fine, but please do not mount your work especially for your interview.

Applicants should select a range of work that shows us what they are interested in, their passions as well as showing a range of skills. We are interested in looking at a variety of creative photographic work, as applicable and relevant to applicants’ areas of study. We are aware that some applicants may have covered some photographic skills that have not been available to all students; this is not a problem, we want to see students’ potential and passion for the subject.

We love to see evidence of the working process, so please bring a sketchbook that relates to specific projects within the portfolio.

What makes a good portfolio and sketchbook?

- A range of visual concepts, innovative thinking, and an ability to
visualise ideas

- The portfolio and any supporting material should be well presented

- An ability to handle a range and variety of technologies, materials
processes, and a willingness to experiment.

Specialist Facilities

Students on this course have access to a range of specialist facilities and equipment. These includes photography studios fully fitted with electronic flash lighting, film processing facilities, darkrooms, a digital video edit suite and a range of camera formats and computer suites.

Students can benefit from the Lincoln School of Film and Media’s expertise and facilities in sound design and digital film production. They currently have access to Adobe Creative Cloud suite software for the duration of their studies via the media and design labs. View our facilities.

"Studying photography at the University of Lincoln was great as it had excellent facilities and the staff helped to further my knowledge on documentary photography. It played a vital part for me to get onto a Master's course and to further my career in the creative industries."

Matthew Snellin, BA (Hons) Photography graduate

Career Opportunities

Photography students and graduates from Lincoln have worked with top names and at international events. Graduate Hannah Wilson is currently working at Hello! magazine; Rebecca Jones is working for PHLY post production, editing images for Jaguar Land Rover and Rolls Royce; Craig Clayton was shortlisted for the Association of Photographers Student Awards in 2017; and Dan Medhurst has worked with clients including Adidas, Burberry, Coca-Cola, Diesel, Sony Music, and The Guardian. Graduate Ema Johnston's work has been featured in Loupe Magazine and The Royal Photographic Society magazine. She is currently working in the photography studio at Liberty London.

Students have had the opportunity to enter and win a range of awards including the AOP Student Awards and Loupe Magazine Graduate Show.

Virtual Open Days

While you may not be able to visit us in person at the moment, you can still find out more about the University of Lincoln and what it is like to live and study here at one of our live Virtual Open Days.

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Related Courses

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.
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