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Introduction

For aspiring photographers and moving image makers, Lincoln’s BA (Hons) Photography degree offers an artistic learning environment that values creative expression.

This degree 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 can learn from academics who are experienced practitioners with active links to industry.

Students are encouraged to experiment 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.

How You Study

The first year offers an introduction to photography and moving image, as well as a critical understanding of lens-based media and technologies within contemporary contexts. During the second year, students have the opportunity to develop a specialism and in the final year they will be expected to produce a major body of work in their chosen area, which demonstrates a thorough understanding of the medium, as well as a final exhibition of work.

Contact Hours and Independent Study

Contact hours may vary for each year of a degree. When engaging in a full-time degree students should, at the very least, expect to undertake a minimum of 37 hours of study each week during term time (including independent study) in addition to potentially undertaking assignments outside of term time. The composition and delivery for the course breaks down differently for each module and may include lectures, seminars, workshops, independent study, practicals, work placements, research and one-to-one learning.

University-level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two - three hours in independent study.

Please see the Unistats data, using the link at the bottom of this page, for specific information relating to this course in terms of course composition and delivery, contact hours and student satisfaction.

How You Are Assessed

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.

Assessment Feedback

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

Methods of Assessment

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples.

For a breakdown of assessment methods used on this course and student satisfaction, please visit the Unistats website, using the link at the bottom of this page.

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

Interviews & Applicant Days

Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview in which Photography tutors will review their portfolio. The interview process is an opportunity for prospective students to discuss their work and personal photography interests with staff, in addition to asking any questions about the BA (Hons) Photography programme at the University of Lincoln.

Staff

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

For a comprehensive list of teaching staff, please see our Lincoln School of Film and Media Staff Pages.

Entry Requirements 2017-18

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC, including grade B from an A Level art, design or media studies related subject.

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall, with 5 at Higher Level from an art, design or media studies related subject.

BTEC Extended Diploma in an art, design or media related subject: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma in an art, design or media related subject: A minimum of 45 level 3 credits at merit or above will be required.

Applicants will also be required to have three GCSEs at grade C or above, to include English (or equivalent).

Mature students with extensive relevant work experience and a portfolio of work, will be selected on individual merit. All relevant work experience should be noted on the application form.

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 +44 (0)1522 886097 or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Level 1

Contemporary Photography Practices (Core)

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.

Contemporary Visual Culture: Ways of Seeing (Core)

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 will 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 on going element of critical reflection.

Dynamic Visual Forms (Core)

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.

Methods of Practice (Core)

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.

Personal and Professional Practice: Beyond the Frame (Core)

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.

Level 2

Becoming an Effective Researcher (Core)

The Becoming an Effective Researcher module is designed to prepare students 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 students shall meet with their seminar tutor regularly in order to discuss the research they are developing in their sketchbook. The Becoming an Effective Researcher module culminates in the completion of a Critical Research Project proposal and literature review, which shall form the basis of students' critical studies in the final year. The aim of the module is to help students to appreciate how research and critical thinking on a given topic can add value to their own practice as a visual practitioner.

Critical Practices (Core)

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.

Emergent Photography Practices (Core)

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 students with the opportunity to immerse themselves within the dynamic and creative medium of photography, one that is in a constant state of flux and fluidity and find their artistic voice through critically informed work that addresses emergent practices and debates in photography.

Students 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.

InterActions: Form and Thought (Core)

This module invites students to consider their evolving practice as the result of multiple 'interactions'. Designed as a bridge between the modules 'Dynamic Visual Forms', 'Emergent Photography Practices' and 'The Symposium: Dialogues in Photography', it aims to develop students' conceptual awareness and understanding of the value and use of Art photography today and the future, making and consumption of the medium.

Professional Development (Core)

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.

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a PechaKucha and present in a dynamic environment an area of your current practice and/or research to your peers and teaching team, as well as respond to a live brief or a national competition. Full support and staff subject specialism/expertise will be available.

Study Abroad Photography (Option)

This module offers students the exciting chance to study abroad for the first term of their second year of study. This is designed to enable students to spend a term at an agreed institution to experience other conceptual approaches and pedagogies to the study of contemporary photography, lens based practice, their own and others' culture and history, and to be enriched by the experience of living in another culture.

The Symposium: Dialogues in Photography (Core)

In this 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.

Level 3

Critical Research Project (Core)

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 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.

Extended Practice (Core)

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.

Major Project: Proposal and Development (Core)

This module offers students the opportunity to work independently, critically and professionally. Students are expected to identify, self-initiate and 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.

Situated Professional Practice (Core)

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.

†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.

Special Features

Competitions

Students on this course have won first prize twice at the prestigious Young Creative Chevrolet competition. Recently, student Kenny van Mierlo was awarded a cash prize and a trip to Los Angeles.

Student Successes

Student Successes Photography students and graduates from Lincoln work with top names at international events. Graduate Hannah Wilson is currently working with Grazia magazine. Dan Medhurst has worked with clients including Adidas, Burberry, Coca-Cola, Diesel, Sony Music and The Guardian, while work by graduate Adam Deakin was selected for exhibition in the prestigious Portrait Salon tour.

Our students have had the opportunity to enter and win bursary awards with the Lincoln Camera Club. As part of the Lincoln Landmarks initiative, run by Debenhams and the University of Lincoln, winning images produced by our students are printed and displayed at Debenhams in Lincoln.

ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD

Students on this course will receive a licence for Adobe Creative Cloud free of charge.

Placements

Placement Year

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

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

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.

Facilities

The purpose-built Photography Department includes lecture and seminar rooms, photography studios fully fitted with electronic flash lighting, film processing facilities, darkrooms and a digital video edit suite. Students have access to a range of camera formats and computer suites. Students can also benefit from the Lincoln School of Film and Media’s expertise and facilities in sound design and digital film production. All Photography students can have access to Adobe Creative Cloud suite software via our media and design labs.

View our facilities:

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/fm/abouttheschool/mediafacilities/

At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our undergraduates. Whatever the area of study, the University strives to ensure students have access to specialist equipment and resources, to develop the skills, which they may need in their future career.

View our campus pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/ourcampus/] to learn more about our teaching and learning facilities.

Career Opportunities

Graduates have gone on to work in the media and design industries including roles in advertising, fashion, digital communication, photojournalism and film-making. Some Lincoln graduates have set up their own photography and video production businesses with help from the University of Lincoln’s business incubator, Sparkhouse. Some have gone on to study further at postgraduate level.

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/]

Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost. Where there may be exceptions to this general rule, information will be displayed in a section titled Other Costs below.

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

Introduction

For aspiring photographers and moving image makers, Lincoln’s BA (Hons) Photography degree offers an artistic learning environment that values creative expression.

This degree 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 can learn from academics who are experienced practitioners with active links to industry.

Students are encouraged to experiment 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.

How You Study

The first year offers an introduction to photography and moving image, as well as a critical understanding of lens-based media and technologies within contemporary contexts. During the second year, students have the opportunity to develop a specialism and in the final year they will be expected to produce a major body of work in their chosen area, which demonstrates a thorough understanding of the medium, as well as a final exhibition of work.

Contact Hours and Independent Study

Contact hours may vary for each year of a degree. When engaging in a full-time degree students should, at the very least, expect to undertake a minimum of 37 hours of study each week during term time (including independent study) in addition to potentially undertaking assignments outside of term time. The composition and delivery for the course breaks down differently for each module and may include lectures, seminars, workshops, independent study, practicals, work placements, research and one-to-one learning.

University-level study involves a significant proportion of independent study, exploring the material covered in lectures and seminars. As a general guide, for every hour in class students are expected to spend two - three hours in independent study.

Please see the Unistats data, using the link at the bottom of this page, for specific information relating to this course in terms of course composition and delivery, contact hours and student satisfaction.

How You Are Assessed

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.

Assessment Feedback

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

Methods of Assessment

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples.

For a breakdown of assessment methods used on this course and student satisfaction, please visit the Unistats website, using the link at the bottom of this page.

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

Interviews & Applicant Days

Successful applicants will be invited to attend an interview in which Photography tutors will review their portfolio. The interview process is an opportunity for prospective students to discuss their work and personal photography interests with staff, in addition to asking any questions about the BA (Hons) Photography programme at the University of Lincoln.

Staff

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

For a comprehensive list of teaching staff, please see our Lincoln School of Film and Media Staff Pages.

Entry Requirements 2018-19

GCE Advanced Levels: BBC

International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall

BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit

Access to Higher Education Diploma: A minimum of 45 level 3 credits to include 30 at merit or above will be required.

Applicants will also be required to have three GCSEs at grade C or above, to include English (or equivalent).

Mature students with extensive relevant work experience and a portfolio of work, will be selected on individual merit. All relevant work experience should be noted on the application form.

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 +44 (0)1522 886097 or email admissions@lincoln.ac.uk

Level 1

Contemporary Photography Practices (Core)

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.

Contemporary Visual Culture: Ways of Seeing (Core)

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 will 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 on going element of critical reflection.

Dynamic Visual Forms (Core)

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.

Methods of Practice (Core)

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.

Personal and Professional Practice: Beyond the Frame (Core)

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.

Level 2

Becoming an Effective Researcher (Core)

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 shall 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 shall form 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.

Critical Practices (Core)

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.

Emergent Photography Practices (Core)

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.

InterActions: Form and Thought (Core)

This module invites you to consider your evolving practice as the result of multiple 'interactions'. Designed as a bridge between the modules 'Dynamic Visual Forms', 'Emergent Photography Practices' and 'The Symposium: Dialogues in Photography', it aims to develop your conceptual awareness and understanding of the value and use of Art photography today and the future, making and consumption of the medium.

Professional Development (Core)

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.

Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a PechaKucha and present in a dynamic environment an area of your current practice and/or research to your peers and teaching team, as well as respond to a live brief or a national competition. Full support and staff subject specialism/expertise will be available.

Study Abroad Photography (Option)

This module offers students the exciting chance to study abroad for the first term of their second year of study. This is designed to enable students to spend a term at an agreed institution to experience other conceptual approaches and pedagogies to the study of contemporary photography, lens based practice, their own and others' culture and history, and to be enriched by the experience of living in another culture.

The Symposium: Dialogues in Photography (Core)

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.

Level 3

Critical Research Project (Core)

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 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.

Extended Practice (Core)

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.

Major Project: Proposal and Development (Core)

This module offers students the opportunity to work independently, critically and professionally. Students are expected to identify, self-initiate and 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.

Situated Professional Practice (Core)

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.

†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.

Special Features

Competitions

Students on this course have won first prize twice at the prestigious Young Creative Chevrolet competition. Recently, student Kenny van Mierlo was awarded a cash prize and a trip to Los Angeles.

Student Successes

Student Successes Photography students and graduates from Lincoln work with top names at international events. Graduate Hannah Wilson is currently working with Grazia magazine. Dan Medhurst has worked with clients including Adidas, Burberry, Coca-Cola, Diesel, Sony Music and The Guardian, while work by graduate Adam Deakin was selected for exhibition in the prestigious Portrait Salon tour.

Our students have had the opportunity to enter and win bursary awards with the Lincoln Camera Club. As part of the Lincoln Landmarks initiative, run by Debenhams and the University of Lincoln, winning images produced by our students are printed and displayed at Debenhams in Lincoln.

ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD

Students on this course will receive a licence for Adobe Creative Cloud free of charge.

Placements

Placement Year

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

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

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.

Facilities

The purpose-built Photography Department includes lecture and seminar rooms, photography studios fully fitted with electronic flash lighting, film processing facilities, darkrooms and a digital video edit suite. Students have access to a range of camera formats and computer suites. Students can also benefit from the Lincoln School of Film and Media’s expertise and facilities in sound design and digital film production. All Photography students can have access to Adobe Creative Cloud suite software via our media and design labs.

View our facilities:

https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/fm/abouttheschool/mediafacilities/

At Lincoln, we constantly invest in our campus as we aim to provide the best learning environment for our undergraduates. Whatever the area of study, the University strives to ensure students have access to specialist equipment and resources, to develop the skills, which they may need in their future career.

View our campus pages [www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/campuslife/ourcampus/] to learn more about our teaching and learning facilities.

Career Opportunities

Graduates have gone on to work in the media and design industries including roles in advertising, fashion, digital communication, photojournalism and film-making. Some Lincoln graduates have set up their own photography and video production businesses with help from the University of Lincoln’s business incubator, Sparkhouse. Some have gone on to study further at postgraduate level.

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/]

Additional Costs

For each course students may find that there are additional costs. These may be with regard to the specific clothing, materials or equipment required, depending on their subject area. Some courses provide opportunities for students to undertake field work or field trips. Where these are compulsory, the cost for the travel, accommodation and meals may be covered by the University and so is included in the fee. Where these are optional students will normally (unless stated otherwise) be required to pay their own transportation, accommodation and meal costs.

With regards to text books, the University provides students who enrol with a comprehensive reading list and our extensive library holds either material or virtual versions of the core texts that students are required to read. However, students may prefer to purchase some of these for themselves and will therefore be responsible for this cost. Where there may be exceptions to this general rule, information will be displayed in a section titled Other Costs below.

Related Courses

The BA (Hons) Film and Television degree is taught by research-active academics working in a variety of fields including national and heritage cinema, gender and sexuality, minority representation, children's TV, and shlock cinema.
The BA (Hons) Fine Art at Lincoln is designed to provide the expertise and environment to nurture students’ creative development and expression. They can learn from practising artists and arts professionals, and be introduced to a range of professional and transferable skills.
The BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree encourages students to become skilled visual communicators and provides the opportunity to work on project briefs that require practical skills and creative insight to find innovative solutions using a variety of media.
Illustrations communicate messages in pictorial form. Illustration informs, illuminates, decorates and entertains across a range of media, stimulating imaginations by interpreting, portraying and enhancing the written word.
Taught by experienced, research and industry-active academics, the BA (Hons) Media Production at Lincoln is designed to support students’ growth as creative media professionals and provides the opportunity to develop a range of specialist skills.

Tuition Fees

2017/18UK/EUInternational
Full-time £9,250 per level £14,500 per level
Part-time £77.00 per credit point  N/A
Placement (optional) Exempt Exempt

 

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

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.

In 2017/18, fees for all new and continuing undergraduate UK and EU students will be £9,250.

In 2018/19, fees may increase in line with Government Policy. We will update this information when fees for 2018/19 are finalised.

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

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/]

Showcase

Student Work

  • Learn more about the Lincoln School of Film and Media, our courses and what we do.

    Total Film Award for Best Trailer

    Jamie Rae and Daniel Anscombe, who graduated from Photography (then Contemporary Lens Media), won the Total Film Award for Best Trailer at the inaugural Icewhole.com Quarterly Awards.

    Their 80-second trailer for their low-budget horror film, 8ight Limbs, impressed a panel of industry experts with its gritty realism.

    Jamie, originally from Northamptonshire, and Dan, who is from Nottinghamshire, rubbed shoulders with film heavyweights like John Hurt and Charles Dance as they collected their award in a ceremony at the Everyman Cinema in London earlier this month.

    The trailer was adapted from the 28-minute film which the pair originally produced as part of their coursework at the University of Lincoln.

    The film is a horror-thriller in the style of cult low-budget horror classics Saw and Hostel. It is about a young journalist asked to carry out background research into a series of grisly murders by a serial killer known as the Twin Torturer.

    Jamie said: We decided to do a conceptual piece where we would keep the same themes and characters but we would each take half the film. We would write and direct one half ourselves and piece it together to make a cohesive story. From that we set about making the trailer in February this year.

    We just uploaded it onto various film websites. Before we knew it, the interest was spiralling. It went way beyond what we anticipated.

    The pair did not even realise their trailer had been nominated for the award until they received an email telling them they had been shortlisted. Judges from Total Film magazine then decided it was the best of the bunch on the Icewhole website.

    Icewhole.com is a networking site where budding actors, directors and writers can share ideas with other aspiring filmmakers and professionals.

    Jamie will travel to Los Angeles, USA, to spend six months working as second unit director on a low-budget horror film called The Reckoning. The film, produced by Cupsogue Pictures, will be go on limited theatrical release in cinemas in the USA and UK before a DVD release.


    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. [www.lincoln.ac.uk/StudentAdmissionsTermsandConditions]