During the first year of study on Lincoln's BA (Hons) Media Production degree, all students study the same core modules. The first term offers an introduction to notions of storytelling and audience (across multiple platforms and outputs), key terminology, ways of thinking creatively, and the fundamental modes of communication.
In the second semester of the first year all students are expected to study two major modules which introduce two focused areas of Media Production covering key areas of industry practice and methods of working. Television and radio studio production is introduced here, exploring both traditional formats and conventions, together with the more experimental and cutting-edge aspects. Alongside this, there is an introduction to Digital Media and Innovative Design, which primarily focuses on screen-based post-production, including compositing, motion graphics, and visual identity. Through these modules students will work both individually and as collaborative team members in roles mirroring the creative industries.
In their second year, students have the option of following one of the two established pathways further (Studio Production or Digital Media and Innovative Design) where a complete suite of distinct and focused modules exist for each route. It’s here where students have the opportunity to explore these areas of production in depth and to become considered thinkers in the interconnected theory that runs throughout. Both routes introduce additional technology, resources and opportunities for students to experiment and develop specialist skills in these industry-recognised areas of production.
In the third and final year, students from both of these routes are brought back together to collaborate on practical project outputs that can be pitched across the whole spectrum of the media landscape, alongside writing their independent study dissertation.