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Practical Filmmaking (2-Year)

MetFilm

UCAS Code: WW60 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

MetFilm

UCAS Code: WW60 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements

UCAS Tariff

64

and two 'A-levels'

About this course

Course option

2years

Full-time | 2024

Subjects

Film production

Scriptwriting

Moving image techniques

Film directing

Cinematics

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.

**Please note: for the Academic Year 2024/25, this course is validated by the University of West London. From Academic Year 2025/26, this course will be validated by BIMM University.**

Modules

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

Tuition fees

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England
£24,000
per year
EU
£24,000
per year
International
£24,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£24,000
per year
Scotland
£24,000
per year
Wales
£24,000
per year

The Uni

Course location:

Met Film School - London

Department:

MetFilm School London

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What students say

We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

63%
Film production
65%
Scriptwriting
63%
Moving image techniques
63%
Film directing
63%
Cinematics

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Cinematics and photography

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
73%
Staff are good at explaining things
69%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

54%
Library resources
39%
IT resources
60%
Course specific equipment and facilities
22%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Creative writing

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
71%
Staff are good at explaining things
65%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

62%
Library resources
55%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
12%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

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