About the School

About the School

The School is a vibrant creative hub with students working in a wide range of media across seven programmes of study at undergraduate level: Media Production, Film Production, Media Studies, Sound and Music Production, Photography, Animation and Visual Effects, and Film and Television Studies; and a variety of complimentary postgraduate programmes including Digital Media, Media and Cultural Studies and Photography amongst others.

The Lincoln School of Film and Media is proud to have the following industry connections:

  •     Home to BFI Film Academy for Lincolnshire (with Paradigm Arts)
  •     Accredited by JAMES - Joint Audio Media Education Support
  •     IMAGO listed Film School
  •     Avid Education Partner
  •     Adobe partner
  •     AutoDesk partner institution


What Makes us Special

Creative innovation and technical expertise in film-making, TV production, audio and radio, digital photography, animation, screenwriting and design for media are brought together through our range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in media production. We are constantly updating our focus in new areas such as SMOKE editing software, virtual reality, Adobe Cloud-based working etc. Our 2015 Showcase is here - and 2014 showreel is here

Research carried out in the School is of international quality. This includes the award-winning ‘Televising History’ project, led by Professor Ann Gray. We also host the Centre for European Cultural Studies and are closely associated with the Lincoln Centre for Journalism. Prof. Brian Winston has been widely published around the world and is the founding chair of British Association of Film, Television and Media Studies, sits on the editorial board of British Journalism Review and is a Guest Professor at Beijing Normal University. Our Beeb is a web forum where matters relating to the BBC can be argued, discussed, and developed. As its new editor, Professor Brian Winston will now oversee the important debate on the nature of public service broadcasting in the UK.

Our innovative Alumni blog provides a forum for graduates and current students to network and record stories of life after university. Our graduates are now employed by some of the most prestigious media industry organisations across the world, from MTV to Nintendo, and many have started their own businesses or work as freelancers. Others go into careers in teaching and research.

Sparkhouse, our business incubation unit, provides a comprehensive support package for students and graduates who want to start their own companies with a base in Lincoln. It is based in the Enterprise Building close to the campus.

Siren FM, the community radio station located at the University (the first of its kind in the UK), provides an invaluable resource for live broadcast opportunities in a professional environment. In 2013, Siren won the Radio Academy's 'East Midlands Station of the Year'.

The University’s ground-breaking ‘Student as Producer’ project includes ambassadors from Media staff and students engaged in research-led teaching and learning activities.

Critical, analytical and historical study of all media forms complements and enriches the practical production work.

The impact of new technologies and their convergence in the international arena is a key area for exploration, debate and experimentation in our practical and critical modules. We use HD systems in editing and the television studios. Recent film production equipment additions include Canon C100, Sony FS100 cameras, and a full Pro-Tools Sound for Film Theatre with Foley room.

Our industry programme of prestigious guest speakers includes visitors from Channel 4, the BBC, ITV and Sky, as well as a host of independent broadcasters and creative practitioners, including from our own body of successful graduates.

Collaborative practical projects, work experience and commissions for external businesses and organisations are on offer to all our students. Partners have included the NHS, Interflora, Lincolnshire Co-operative Society, Siemens, and Visit Lincolnshire.

A state-of-the-art, digitally-integrated production environment is provided by Lincoln School of Film & Media via the Media and Broadcast Production Centre, including two high specification TV studios, a brand new dubbing theatre and foley suite, industry standard kit to support all our courses, and a wide range of software. Film Production is a key component of our courses and we have a wide range of HD Cameras - Canon C100, Sony FSX100, Panasonic 151, and a range of DSLR cameras.

The first Knowledge Transfer Partnership for Media with an award-winning integrated media marketing project for Interflora, was developed by the School of Media.

Award-winning, highly acclaimed academics and practitioners make up the committed lecturing team. Collectively, the staff team boasts over 350 years of media industry experience for the major broadcasters, independent companies and as freelancers.

Our Visiting Professors include BAFTA award-winning radio expert and former BBC Radio 1 producer Trevor Dann who ran the Radio Academy until October 2010 and before that launched the careers of Chris Evans and Danny Baker. We’re proud also to be associated with film and TV documentary-maker Professor Nick Gray, writer and broadcaster Dr Chris Riley, film academic and critic Professor Neil Sinyard, and former Head of Warner Brothers, Professor Rick Senat, all of whom have been appointed as Visiting Professors or Fellows with the University.

In 2010, we gained Academy membership status with the Institute of Videography, the main point of reference in the UK for those who wish to gaining knowledge about public and private sector education, training and mentoring providers for all avenues of professional videography.

The Lincoln School of Film and Media welcomes a number of visiting speakers each year. Students have previously had the opportunity to hear from guest speakers including:


Adams, Richard - Digital Guru

Alexander-Smith, Dave - Writer/Director

Ambler, Paul - Digital compositor

Andrews, Timothy - Motion Graphics/Compositor

Arnold, Owen - Freelance Director

Bailey, Sam - Interactive Editor, BBC Music Events, Radio 1

Baker, Neil - Video/Photography/Animation Electric Egg

Barnes, Ruth - BBC 6 Music & Amazing Radio

Beddoes, Michael - TV Producer

Bell, David - University of Nottingham

Bird, Antonia - Film/TV director, Visiting Professor

Bird, Matthew - Broadcast Producer

Bingham, Chris - Freelance Content Creator for YouTube

Blair, Ken - Sound Recordist

Bowie, Adam - Head of Strategy & Planning, Absolute Radio

Brewster, Bill - Writer, DJ, Music Producer

Bridgeman, Grant - Sound Recordist/Sound Designer

Byrne, Ashley - Creative Director, Made In Manchester

Cheetham, Keith - Art Director/Producer/Film, TV & Theatre Director

Clarke, Lorna - Network Manager, BBC Radio 2 & 6Music

Dann, Trevor - Radio Guru, Visiting Professor

Dieters, Patrick - UAS The Hague, Netherlands

Dixon, Nick - Games Sound Designer

Elliot-Kemp, Cath - Creative Director Isis Media

East, Jon - BAFTA winning Television and Film Director

Freeman, Bryony - BBC Script Development Coordinator

Glass, Ewen - Screenwriter

Graham, Alex - Chief Executive Wall To Wall, Visiting Professor

Gray, Nick - Producer/Documentary Filmmaker, Visiting Professor

Green, Rozana - Radio Producer Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 4

Harding, Mike - Founder & Supremo of Touch Music

Harding, Phil - Record Producer, Chairman of JAMES

Hastings-Hall, Richard - Dubbing Mixer for TV & Film

Hatton, Steve - Video/Photography/Animation Electric Egg

Hill, Amy - Social Media/Fashion Blogger

Isakoff, Katia - Record Producer/Mix Engineer

Johal, Uzma - Creative Producer

Lees, Nicola - Development Consultant

Leirness, Phil - Film Director/Executive

Levene, Bob - Sound Artist

Lindley, Sam - Creative Producer 

Linford-Smith, David - Senior Craft Editor BBC Yorkshire & Lincolnshire

Lochrie, Mark - Creative Technologist Research Associate

Madge, Lucy - Radio Producer, Somethin' Else, BBC Radio 1, 6Music

Mallinder, Stephen - Music Producer/Writer

Marsden, Chris - Broadcaster/Voice Artist

Mather, Laura - Brand Manager, Smooth & Real Radio

McKay, Neil - Award Winning Scriptwiter

Minns, Aleysha - AV Freelancer

Murray, Joel - Digital Marketing Co-ordinator

Nassé, Saul - Controller BBC Learning, Visiting Professor

Noble, Nick - Marketing/Branding/Business Development

Nygate, Merle - Script Editor

O'Mara, Declan - Digital Artist

O'Neill, Susi - Musician/Digital Consultant

Owens, Carol - Director of Strategic Engagements Deluxe, Visiting Professor

Pennington, Susan - Supervising Sound Editor, Spool

Perks, Sam - Lincs FM Presenter

Pryce, Carmen - Senior Content Producer/Writer/Presenter

Ridgewell, Thomas (Tomska) – YouTuber

Riley, Dr Chris - Writer/Broadcaster/Filmmaker, Visiting Professor

Riley-French, Jez - Sonic Artist

Roberts, Danny - A&R Decca Records (Universal Music Group)

Robinson, Ben - Managing Director Isis Media

Roope, Tom - Creative Technical Director The Rumpus Room

Sanjideh, Korash - Digital Media Professional

Seifert-Speck, Anna - Senior Talent Executive Creative England

Scales, Darren – Filmmaker

Shepherd, Ian - Mastering Engineer

Sinyard, Professor Neil - Critic, Writer & Academic, Visting Professor for Film

Smith, Holly - VFX/3D Modelling

Stevens, Philip - Film Director

Stone, Dick - Programme Director Capital FM

Strange, Sean – Photographer

Temple, Sue - TV Producer

Thompson, Julia - TV & Media Producer

Waddell, James - Lead Director BBC News

Warner, Adam - freelance Television Producer/Director

Wilkie, Andrew - Director of Radio, National Prison Radio

Williams, John - Record Producer

Young, Howard - Sound Designer/Owner Engine7 Audio