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BA (Hons) Lens Based Media

Level 6

Key Facts

Level:Level 6

Full-time/part-time:Full time

Duration:90 Weeks

Location:Lincoln Campus

Course Code:HEL0010AA1

Applications for this course are processed through UCAS, please see the course description and make a note of the Institute Code and UCAS Course Code.

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The BA (Hons) course emphasizes the creative use of Lens Based Media across a
wide range of subject areas. The course encourages the exploration of
contemporary practice and includes critical and contextual modules. Traditional
techniques and practices are investigated alongside digital practice and

Typical Course Structure

Year 1
Historical and Contextual
Studies 1 
Design Processes/Theory (generic) 
Applications for Lens Based Media 
Brand Identity and
Studio Practice

Year 2*
Drawing Techniques for Computer Game Concept Art
Lighting Techniques for Moving Image
Development & Techniques of Film
& Video Editing
Fiction Production for the Moving Image
Sound Design
for Moving Image Production
Moving Image Documentary Production 

Landscape Photography  
Studio Photography  
Portrait Photography    

Social Documentary/Photojournalism
*students choose 6 of the elective
modules in year two.

Year 3
Historical and Contextual Studies 2  
Final Major Project Preparation
Business Practice  

Final Major Project 

This is a visual communication course structured to provide a route into
employment in Creative Media, Photography and associated industries. Individual
project briefs enable learners to achieve their full potential using technical
and critical skills relevant to their specific pathways. The BA prepares
learners for a career in the design industry, through the development of design
skills, technical and professional expertise.

Applications for this course are processed through UCAS.

Please make a note of the codes below, then continue to apply through the
UCAS website:
Institute code: L42
UCAS Course code: W640

Study Details

You will study on the Lincoln College Christ Hospital Terrace Campus for the full duration of the course.

Christs Hospital Terrace is a Grade 2 listed building located in close proximity to Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure that the building is accessible, there are known difficulties for students who require the use of a wheelchair. It is therefore recommended that potential applicants contact the course team to arrange for a more detailed needs assessment to be conducted.
A minimum of 64 UCAS Tariff points from the following:

BTEC National (Diploma or Extended Diploma) in a relevant subject
GCE A and AS Levels with at least one subject at A Level
Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher with at least one subject at Advanced Higher.
For mature applicants some experience may be taken in lieu of A Levels/BTECS


GCSE English – Grade C/4 or above
GCSE Maths – Grade C/4 or above
EU and International applicants

NARIC confirmed equivalent of 64 UCAS points

IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component. Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 student visa


The assessment methods typically used throughout the programme include:

Practical Assessments
Coursework Portfolios
Written Assessments


On successful completion of Lens Based Media, graduates have a strong set of
practical skills for pursuing a career within the industry. Graduates could also
complete MA courses at an alternative university or pursue a teacher training

Per Academic Year

Home and EU Students - £7999.00International Students - £9500.00

Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student’s

Additional Course Costs

Studio and materials fees - £50.00 (optional); Trips/visits including Film
Festival and
BFI Conference to London + rail fare (optional) - £100.00; Visit
to London -
exhibitions, rail fare (optional) - £50.00; Visit to NEC
Birmingham - trade show /
conference (optional) - £30.00

Additional compulsory course costs will be paid for using the Career Degree

Bursary. The scheme allows students to access the
remainder of the
bursary (up to a maximum value of £500 / £250) for
additional optional
courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources.
There is no cash
alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess
of the
Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves.

Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional
library and
printing costs associated with this programme


Applications for this course are processed through UCAS, please see the course description and make a note of the Institute Code and UCAS Course Code.

Apply Online at UCAS 

This course is validated by the University of Hull. The validating institution is responsible for awarding the qualification at the end of the programme. Students on validated courses are OfS registered, funded and taught at Lincoln College and it is the responsibility of the College to manage all aspects of this provision. The validating institution maintains an oversight of the programme  throughout the academic year and must be satisfied that students are being taught in line with the required academic standards of the awarding institution. For full details of the responsibilities of both Lincoln College and the validating partners please see the HE Terms and Conditions page, section 11.

Full details and information regarding terms and conditions of study, relevant policies and procedures, offers and acceptance of offers can be found at:


University of Hull

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