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BA (Hons) Lens Based Media

UCAS Institution Code: L42   UCAS Course Code: W640

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 output.

Typical Course Structure

Year 1


Historical and Contextual Studies 1

Design Processes/Theory (generic) 

Computer Applications for Lens Based Media

Brand Identity and Design

Studio Practice

Year 2

Drawing Techniques for Computer Game Concept Art

Camera 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  

Advertising Photography  

Studio Photography  

Fashion Photography  

Portrait Photography  

Social Documentary/Photojournalism

*students choose 6 of the elective modules in year two.

Year 3

Historical and Contextual Studies 2  

Dissertation Preparation

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.

Attend one of our Lincoln College Career Degree Open Days to find out more about our Degree, HNC and HND courses. To register please click here

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 qualification.

Per Academic Year

Home and EU Students - £7999.00

International Students - £9500.00

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

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.

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 T&CS and POLICIES sections which can be found at:

University of Hull

Key Facts

Level:Level 6


Duration:3 years

Location:Christ's Hospital Terrace

Course Code:HEL0010AA1

Applications for this course are processed through UCAS. To apply for this course please make a note of the Institute Code and UCAS Course code from the course description.

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