I actually do the Media and Cultural Studies course at Lancaster so this is a great question for me.
I'm not sure what you already know about Lancaster but we are a campus based university and we also have a college system which is rather unique forn UK universities.
As for the Media course, I have loved it. I would say that it is in the sociology department, so it isn't just about creating media but also combines a lot of sociological theory into modules to show why certain choices are made or how different media options do certain things. You don't need to have any knowledge of sociology prior though, I didn't and I'm on track for a first as a third year. There are many many options for practical work as well though, many coursework pieces involve social media, blogs, Photoshop, video editing, and even more. You also get the chance to do a media practice dissertation at the end of your degree instead of a research one. This means you get to create a piece of media (whatever you want) and do a critical reflection on it.
That's a basic summary of the course, but if you have any specific questions about please let me know!
-Laura (Lancaster University Student Ambassador)