Practical Filmmaking (2-Year) at MetFilm - UCAS


Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of West London

Practical Filmmaking (2-Year)

Course summary

The BA Practical Filmmaking course prepares the next generation of 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. Gain experience across filmmaking and screen content disciplines, such as screenwriting, producing, directing, camera and lighting, and editing.

  • Comprehensive: MetFilm School course leadership and tutors are comprised of industry practitioners and educators with award-winning experience across the industry. Members of the teaching team also hold individual membership in a variety of leading external organisations such as WGGB (Writers Guild of Great Britain), BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts), and BSC (British Society of Cinematographers).
  • Industry-facing: Secure employment in the creative screen industries with first-hand practical guidance from working industry professionals.
  • Real-life Experience: Build a range of work and put your knowledge into practice during the course by working with external companies and creating projects for industry clients.
  • Portfolio: Develop a range of work that includes fiction, documentary, episodic, and commercial productions for film, television, and the web.


Over the course of the two years, you will complete modules across Levels 4, 5, and 6. Level 4 Modules:

  • Story to Script: 20 Credits, Core
  • Visual Approaches in Film: 20 Credits, Core
  • Fundamentals of Production Management: 20 Credits, Core
  • Short Film Production: 20 Credits, Core
  • World Cinema: 20 Credits, Core
  • Director's Lab: 20 Credits, Core
Level 5 Modules:
  • Documentary Development and Production: 40 Credits, Core
  • Film Theory and Language: 20 Credits, Core
  • Developing the Series: 20 Credits, Core
  • Commercial Screen Production: 20 Credits, Core
  • Choice of Specialism Cinema Elective (including Directing, Cinematography, Producing, Screenwriting, and Post Production): 20 Credits, Core
Level 6 Modules:
  • Genre Production: 40 Credits, Core
  • Graduation Project Development: 20 Credits, Core
  • Creative Career Development: 20 Credits, Core
- Graduation Project Delivery: 40 Credits, Core

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

International applications deadline is 30 June. Find out more information for international students here: - LANGUAGE LEVEL REQUIREMENTS: Students applying for a visa via the Student Route must provide evidence of their English language ability. The following tests are satisfactory to demonstrate this: IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge PET, ESOL Skills for Life Level 1 and 2, Trinity Level 1. IELTS – BA (Hons) Practical Filmmaking: Students need to achieve an IELTS overall score of at least 6.5 with at least 5.5 in writing, listening, reading and speaking.

Entry requirements

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £24000 Year 1
International £24000 Year 1
England £24000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £24000 Year 1
Scotland £24000 Year 1
Wales £24000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Practical Filmmaking (2-Year) at MetFilm - UCAS