Met Film School

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of West London

Practical Filmmaking (2-Year)

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Course summary

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This course prepares the next generation of smart screen creatives. It builds creative and technical skills essential to succeed in today’s film, television and new media industries. Our professional tutors and high-calibre guest speakers teach the fundamentals of storytelling, production and screen business skills. The BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking course (Two-Year) is taught by industry professionals in an exciting, creative environment, and designed to help students get the careers they want in the screen industries. Specifically, this intensive two-year course seeks to educate students to be employable, inspired, skilled, entrepreneurial, and creative, with a deep understanding of the traditional and emergent screen landscape, in an environment that blends the academic with industry through deep practice.

  • Year 1 modules provide students with a grounding in all the basic aspects of filmmaking & short film development.
  • Year 2 modules allow students to explore various genres of TV & film production. They enable students to enhance their skills in screenwriting, directing or cinematography. Students also participate in the creation of a long-form feature film and engage in two research led projects fostering creativity. This course has achieved the ScreenSkills Tick.
We concentrate on employability right from the start and as a student and graduate of MetFilm School, you get access to our dedicated careers advice department, MetFilm Futures, who focus on supporting you and ensuring you develop the skills needed to succeed in the industry. MetFilm Futures host masterclasses and seminars, run career surgeries and competitions, and provide festival support, talent pools and job opportunities during your studies and after you graduate.

Course details

Modules

There are six blocks that focus on the six main screen productions you will complete on the course: Fiction, Short Form, Factual, Episodic, Long Form and the final Graduation Project. During each block, you will explore core subject areas through practical exercises that will build a comprehensive, practical and in-depth understanding of the key skills needed to produce dynamic screen content. Core Modules Ideas and story. Learn how to develop creative story ideas across a range of formats, including short form, documentaries, factual television, web series and fiction film. You will gain the tools to identify your target audience and adapt your ideas to the appropriate screen platform. Character and performance - explore the various techniques for shaping character and performance across a variety of platforms, including fiction, documentary and episodic television. Working with professional actors you will learn how to transpose an idea from the page to the screen through key visual storytelling approaches. Image and sound - learn how to use camera, lighting, and sound techniques to create visually and sonically compelling stories for fiction, documentary and episodic productions. You will develop strong technical skills and explore the impact of image and sound on creative screen content. Post Production - discover creative and technical skills across the full range of post Production workflows, including offline editing and sound design. You will learn how post-production skills are central to the storytelling process across film, television and new media. Screen Business - find out how to market and distribute screen content across a range of media platforms, including film, television and new media. Alongside the practical skills you will gain on this course, you will also learn how creative industries work and how you can become a smart screen creative that will be attractive to industry employers. In addition, you will explore how to manage productions, create successful project pitches and work collaboratively within creative teams. Additional Modules Screenwriting - create the opening pages of a feature film or television pilot script, mastering the challenges of long-form storytelling and connecting with audiences in a way that establishes clear market potential. Directing - working with professional actors learn how to create an original dramatic performance that emotionally engages your audience. Cinematography - specialising in cinematography opens up a world of visual exploration within both the camera and lighting departments. Learn how to communicate audio-visual ideas, create a narrative voice using visual and aural tools, and develop craft skills in camera and lighting. Advanced Post Production - equip yourself with key skills that employers are looking for and gain an understanding of offline/online editing and sound design.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeWW60
Institution code M73
Campus nameMet Film School - London
Campus codeL

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International applications deadline is June 30.


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 64 points and two 'A-levels'

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £23000 Year 1
England £23000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £23000 Year 1
Scotland £23000 Year 1
Wales £23000 Year 1
Channel Islands £23000 Year 1
International £24000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please be aware that there are certain costs you will need to budget for in addition to the course fees. You can find out more about these costs here: https://www.metfilmschool.ac.uk/undergraduate-courses-additional-costs/
Practical Filmmaking (2-Year) at Met Film School - UCAS