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BA (Hons) Lens Based Media (Top-Up) (Full-Time)

The BA (Hons) Lens Based Media degree programme 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 output.

Typical Course Structure

  • Historical and Contextual Studies 2  
  • Dissertation Preparation
  • Final Major Project Preparation
  • Business Practice  
  • Dissertation 
  • Final Major Projec

Study Details

Students will study on the Lincoln College Christ's Hospital Terrace Campus for the full duration of the course. Full-time, one year.

Christ's 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.

View the HE Student Handbook

What Our Students Say

“During my time on the course, we acquired many vocational and practical skills, finding opportunities in assignments to be able to practice skills we had learnt in real world environments and simulated situations. By far the most enjoyable aspect of the course was the small class sizes, meaning we all bonded and could rely on each other to help when it was needed. During this course I was able to start work as a wedding photographer, shooting as a second shooter for a while and then eventually taking on weddings on my own with real word clients.” 

Jayne Emery, graduated in 2021

Some of Our Students' Work

How to Apply

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 and information of the responsibilities and conditions of study of both Lincoln College and the validating partners please see the Policies section.

University of Hull

Applicants are required to obtain the following:

  • 120 credits from Level 5 study within the same and/or a related discipline


  • GCSE English – Grade C/4 or above
  • GCSE Maths – Grade C/4 or above

*For mature applicants, some experience may be taken in lieu of A Levels/BTECs

EU and International Applicants

  • ENIC confirmed equivalent of 120 Credits

  • 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 may pursue a career within the photography industry. Graduates may also continue their studies at postgraduate level.

Per Academic Year

  • Home Students - £8,500
  • International Students - £9,500

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

Additional Course Costs

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

Additional compulsory course costs can be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The scheme allows students to access the bursary (up to a maximum value of £500 for full-time or £250 part-time students) 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.

Attend an Open Day

Our upcoming Higher Education (HE) Open Days are listed on the Open Days webpage. Please register your place via the Eventbrite links listed. 

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Key Facts



Duration:1 Year

Start Date:12 September 2022

Location:Christ's Hospital Terrace

UCAS Course Code:W641

UCAS Institution Code:L42