For aspiring photographers and moving image makers, Lincoln’s BA (Hons) Photography degree offers an artistic learning environment that values creative expression and embodiment of the visual form through discovery, engagement and extended practice within a contemporary context.
This degree offers the opportunity to gain extensive experience working with professional-standard facilities and equipment, to showcase work at competitions, film festivals and public exhibitions, and to build a dynamic portfolio of work. Students can learn from academics who are experienced practitioners with active links to industry.
Students are encouraged to experiment and explore a variety of lens-based techniques, from the use of traditional film cameras to innovative digital technologies. This approach aims to enable students to develop a specialism and to cultivate a creative and distinctive final portfolio to help launch their artistic career.
How You Study
The first year offers an introduction to photography and moving image, as well as a critical understanding of lens-based media and technologies within contemporary contexts. During the second year, students have the opportunity to develop a specialism and in the final year, they will be expected to produce a major body of work in their chosen area, which demonstrates a thorough understanding of the medium, as well as a final exhibition of work.
Contact Hours and Reading for a Degree
Students on this programme learn from academic staff who are often engaged in world-leading or internationally excellent research or professional practice. Contact time can be in workshops, practical sessions, seminars or lectures and may vary from module to module and from academic year to year. Tutorial sessions and project supervision can take the form of one-to-one engagement or small group sessions. Some courses offer the opportunity to take part in external visits and fieldwork.
It is still the case that students read for a degree and this means that in addition to scheduled contact hours, students are required to engage in an independent study. This allows you to read around a subject and to prepare for lectures and seminars through wider reading, or to complete follow up tasks such as assignments or revision. As a general guide, the amount of independent study required by students at the University of Lincoln is that for every hour in class you are expected to spend at least two to three hours in an independent study.
How You Are Assessed
In the first, second and third years, assessment is 100% coursework. The programme is assessed on the basis of course work which comprises project work and written submissions and consists of both formative and summative assessment.
Formative feedback guides students on the process of work and takes the form of group and individual discussion. Tutor feedback provides students with guidance on their performance during each module.
Summative assessment occurs at the end of each module. Student work is assessed against clearly defined criteria and learning outcomes. A summative mark is awarded based upon evidence that all criteria have been complied with and all aims and learning outcomes for the assignment have been achieved.
The University of Lincoln’s policy is to ensure that staff return assessments to students promptly.
- GCE Advanced Levels: BBC
- International Baccalaureate: 29 points overall
- BTEC Extended Diploma: Distinction, Merit, Merit
- Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points
Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may be considered.
EU and International students whose first language is not English will require English Language IELTS 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each element or equivalent http://www.lincoln.ac.uk/englishrequirements
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.
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