BA (Hons) Media Studies offers students the opportunity to examine the transformative role of 21st Century media in today’s digital society, and to develop advanced critical and creative skills relevant to this new world. Media Studies is a young discipline, very open to speculation, experimentation and creativity. These values are important in our increasingly mediatized lives. 21st Century media are inseparable from all of the major contexts and concerns of our time. They are globally entangled in complex ways with economic, social, cultural, psychological, technical and environmental realms. It is essential for us to build on past achievements in this field of study but also to be able to think critically in new ways about the changing world and our part in it. This programme teaches students how to think critically in new ways about the changing world and our part in it. The Lincoln School of Film and Media offers a creative community of experienced staff, ambitious students and inspiring visiting speakers. We promote a collaborative, research-engaged ethos, reflecting a diversity of interests.
In the first year, modules introduce both seminal perspectives and new directions in media studies. Students will also have the opportunity to develop key creative communication skills in contemporary media practice modules. In the second year, modules will focus more closely on themes of visuality and aesthetics, digital and auditory cultures, and the logics and practices of gaming. There will be further options to explore topics such as horror in popular culture, practices of listening, and modernism and experimental forms. Students will be expected to develop their creative practice portfolios, providing a chance to attune them to the contexts and concerns of digitality. In the third year, students will have the opportunity to embark on a major independent research project and creative portfolio, as well as engage in advanced studies of the political and philosophical contexts of contemporary media. Students can also choose from a variety of optional modules.
The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications. We also consider applicants with extensive and relevant work experience and will give special individual consideration to those who do not meet the standard entry qualifications.
English language requirements
In addition to meeting the academic requirements, Overseas students will also be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Please visit our English language requirements page for a full list of the English qualifications we accept: https://www.lincoln.ac.uk/home/studywithus/internationalstudents/englishlanguagerequirementsandsupport/englishlanguagerequirements/
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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