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:
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.
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