Practical Filmmaking (3-Year) at MetFilm - UCAS


Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of West London

Practical Filmmaking (3-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.


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. Postproduction. Discover creative and technical skills across the full range of postproduction workflows, including offline editing, sound design, VFX, and colour grading. You will learn how postproduction 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. 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, lighting and production design Advanced Postproduction. Equip yourself with key skills that employers are looking for and gain an understanding of offline/online editing, colour grading and sound design

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
  • Year 2

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.

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All successful applicants at first stage will be invited to interview at the school.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £59000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £59000 Whole course
Scotland £59000 Whole course
Wales £59000 Whole course
EU £61000 Whole course
International £61000 Whole course

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 .

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Practical Filmmaking (3-Year) at MetFilm - UCAS